Fundamental rights and the interoperability of EU information systems: borders and security

Various proposals on EU-level information systems in the areas of borders and security mention interoperability, aiming to provide fast and easy access to information about third-country nationals.

When used to obtain information about individuals entering the EU, this implicates various fundamental rights set out in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, including to respect for private life and the protection of personal data.

Adequate safeguards and mechanisms to ensure respect for these rights are thus essential. This publication aims to support the work of the high-level expert group on information systems and interoperability by highlighting ways to address fundamental rights challenges.