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FRA gives training on the fundamental rights implications of large-scale EU IT systems

On 21 June, FRA spoke about the fundamental rights implications of using large-scale EU IT systems.

The talks were part of a series of induction training sessions for staff of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontex, and national border guards.

FRA raised awareness of the possible fundamental rights risks that can emerge if safeguards are not duly implemented. FRA also highlighted the importance of data protection principles, and the risks and opportunities concerning ETIAS’ screening rules. It covered the safeguards that are needed when law enforcement accesses the database as well as how to ensure the right to asylum and to effective remedy.

The EU has set up six large-scale IT systems providing support to manage migration, asylum and borders, enhance judicial cooperation and contribute to strengthening internal security within the Union.