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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 32 n° 312

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Weighing the pros and cons of sharing information among EU borders and security systems

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 9 luglio 2017

BruxellesBruxelles. Interoperability between information systems for borders and security can help border and law enforcement officials thanks to fast and easy access to information about non-EU nationals entering the EU. However, as a new paper from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) shows in addition to benefits, there are also fundamental rights risks. These include using data for some purpose other than the one were designed for, unlawful access to personal data, replicating incorrect data about a given person, and children being linked to immigration offences their parents committed.
The Fundamental rights and the interoperability of EU information systems: borders and security paper shows that interoperability does not intrinsically violate fundamental rights and can help support better decision making through providing fuller information. This can improve efficiency, lead to mistakes in the systems being corrected, help identify those in need of international protection already flagged in one system as well as support the detection of missing or trafficked children.
However, the paper also underlines the need for adequate safeguards and mechanisms to protect the rights set out in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. This includes ensuring that the information stored is accurate and access is limited only for authorised purposes by authorised staff. Given the personal nature of the data, strong data security is needed to prevent unauthorised access, hacking, and the unlawful sharing of information with third parties.The systems should guard against sharing of inaccurate information and allow for corrections to be made. It should also ensure sensitive data such as race, ethnicity, health, sexual orientation, and religious beliefs does not lead to discriminatory profiling.Special attention should also be paid to children. As children develop their biometric information, such as fingerprints or facial images, may change. This reduces the reliability of the information stored. Also they may have criminal records due to immigration offences carried out by their parents. This should either be decoupled or limited to offences they committed.This paper reveals the positive and negative implications of making borders and security information systems interoperable. It was originally prepared to support the European Commission’s high-level expert group on information systems and interoperability. The group explored the legal, technical and operational aspects surrounding interoperability of information systems.

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The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 16 giugno 2016

viennaVienna 20 June to 23 June 2016 Congress Centre, Messeplatz 1 The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is hosting three days of activities featuring more than 650 experts from academia, business, the arts, and politics, as well as grassroots activists, refugees and professional groups such as educators, health officers and psychologists. The participants will participate in working groups, inspirational talks, panel debates and discussions with guest speakers to devise innovative solutions to the most pressing problems Europe faces today. Their work will be structured around three themes: the refugee crisis, the digital age and inclusion.Those attending include Italian film-maker Gianfranco Rosi, whose award-winning 2016 documentary ‘Fire At Sea’ focuses on the lives of migrants on Lampedusa. He will be joined by dozens of other innovators, like digital rights activist Max Schrems, academic entrepreneur Alberto Alemanno, and Polish anti-surveillance activist Katarzyna Szymielewicz. Senior officials from the EU, including ombudsman Emily O’Reilly, will appear alongside policy makers from the European Parliament and national governments, not least Slovakia’s Deputy Prime Minister Lucia Žitňanská, whose country is about to take over the Presidency of the Council of the EU. Senior managers from businesses including IKEA, Facebook and Google will also be taking part.The aim is for everyone to make new commitments to human rights in their field. The commitments will be enshrined in a list of action points at the end of the Forum. The milestones and key findings of the Forum will be summarised in the Chair’s Statement.The Forum will be opened at Vienna City Hall on 20 June by FRA patron Heinz Fischer, who is stepping down as Austrian president in July after 12 years. He will be joined by Michael Häupl, whose 22 years as Vienna mayor make him the longest-serving incumbent in Europe. The European Commission’s First Vice President Frans Timmermans will give a keynote speech.

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