The impact on fundamental rights of the proposed Regulation on the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS)

The European Parliament requested this FRA Opinion on the fundamental rights and personal data protection implications of the proposed Regulation for the creation of a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS), including an assessment of the fundamental rights aspects of the access
by law enforcement authorities and Europol.

This FRA Opinion touches in particular on the following rights of the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights:

  • respect for private and family life (Article 7);
  • the right to protection of personal data (Article 8);
  • right to asylum (Article 18) and protection in the event of removal, expulsion or extradition (Article 19 (2));
  • right to non-discrimination (Article 21);
  • the protection of the rights of the child (Article 24); 
  • the right to an effective remedy (Article 47).

This FRA Opinion does not replace a full-fledged fundamental rights impact assessment; some fundamental rights issues require further analysis.