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Fundamental rights and the interoperability of EU information systems

The Agency's Director explained the fundamental rights implications of interoperable border management and security information systems to the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on 29 May in Brussels.

FRA speaks at European University Institute’s annual State of the Union conference

On 4 May, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty spoke at the European University Institute’s State of the Union conference in San Domenico di Fiesole, Italy, an annual event that reflects on the EU and its future and whose theme this year was ‘Building a People’s Europe’.

Experts discuss rights, information systems and interoperability

A high-level expert group on information systems and interoperability met on 21 February in Brussels.Member States, EU institutions and agencies, such as FRA, took part in the meeting.

Tighten fingerprinting safeguards for migrant children, suggests FRA

The proposal to revise the rules governing the EU’s large-scale biometrics database, Eurodac, may jeopardise or enhance the rights of migrant children, suggests the latest Opinion from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). It examines the impact on children and suggests greater emphasis on child protection. It reveals how this particularly vulnerable group needs stronger child protection safeguards to ensure they are not coerced to give fingerprints, they understand what is happening to them and their right to asylum is not affected.

Rights and border management discussed at Biometrics Institute’s Annual Conference

The Agency highlighted some of the fundamental rights implications of using biometrics in border management during the Biometrics Institute’s Annual Conference in London on 18-20 October.

FRA and eu-LISA sign working agreement

FRA and the European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA) have signed a working agreement in Vienna on 6 July.