FRA spoke to eu-LISA staff about the fundamental rights implications of the European Travel and Authorisation System. It drew on its Opinion on the fundamental rights impact of ETIAS and its research into large-scale EU IT migration systems. FRA rose awareness of the possible fundamental rights risks that can emerge if safeguards are not duly implemented.
FRA highlighted the importance of data protection principles, as well as the risks and opportunities concerning the ETIAS screening rules. It also covered safeguards that are needed when law enforcement accesses the system as well as how to ensure the right to asylum and to effective remedies. ETIAS is a large scale IT database which will be operational as of 2022. It aims to screen nationals from visa-free non-EU countries to establish whether or not they should be allowed to enter the EU.