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The Use of Biometrics at the Borders: A European Policy and Law Perspective

  • Evelien BrouwerEmail author
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Part of the Information Technology and Law Series book series (ITLS, volume 20)

Abstract

The use of biometrics, including fingerprints and DNA, by governmental authorities is generally associated with the purposes of criminal investigation and law enforcement. More recently, biometrics became a central tool for migration control purposes. Especially at the EU level, different instruments have been adopted on the basis of which fingerprints and facial image of migrants and citizens are collected and stored for identification purposes.

Keywords

Facial Image Asylum Seeker Criminal Offense Residence Permit External Service Provider 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Abbreviations

ECtHR

European Court for Human Rights

SIS

Schengen Information System

VIS

Visa Information System

EDPS

European Data Protection Supervisor

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Copyright information

© T.M.C. ASSER PRESS, The Hague, The Netherlands, and the authors 2011 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Utrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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