The EU is expanding a host of databases used for migration and border control. New systems are being developed to ensure the biometric registration of almost all non-EU nationals in the Schengen area. Under the moniker of “interoperability”, the data held in these systems is being interconnected and used in new and controversial ways. Frontex has been given an increasing role in the design and operation of databases used to facilitate expulsions.
Join Statewatch and the Transnational Institute with guests on Monday 26 October to explore the role of these databases in ongoing efforts to step up deportations.
Frontex's information systems - Chris Jones, Statewatch
EU databases and "interoperability" - Niovi Vavoula, Lecturer in Migration and Security, Queen Mary University of London
Petra Molnar - Lawyer specialising in migration, human rights and technology