The impact of the proposal for a revised Eurodac Regulation on fundamental rights

The European Parliament asked the Agency to provide its Opinion on the fundamental rights impact of the proposed revision of the Eurodac Regulation on children.

The European Commission has proposed revising the Eurodac Regulation to expand the scope so it can also be used to control irregular immigration and movement within the EU. Facial images and personal data would also be stored instead of just fingerprints and basic data such as gender and Member State. Personal data would also be kept for longer (five years) and the age for capturing data from children would be lowered from 14 to 6.

The Opinion covers the following:

  1. Dignity, liberty and physical integrity
  2. Rights of the child
  3. The right to asylum
  4. Respect for private life, data protection and access to justice