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Ensuring rights safeguards in border management solutions

The Agency spoke at an industry event on 7 February organised by the European Commission in the context of Eurosur, the EU border surveillance system.

FRA highlighted that whatever solution industry develops must respect the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights, if it is to be used by the EU and its Member States. This means, for example, that new tools for maritime surveillance must maximise search and rescue opportunities.

They must also ensure there is careful scrutiny when sharing information with non-EU countries, as information sharing may lead to serious harm for affected individuals or rights violations. The workshop aimed at improving border management efficiency through dialogue between stakeholders involved in border operations and research/industry