EU: SIS II fait accompli? Construction of EU's Big Brother database underway


SIS II fait accompli? Construction of EU's Big Brother database underway

* after four years of secret negotiations a host of new functions are being built into SIS II
* new categories of “violent troublemakers”, “suspected terrorists” and “visa over-stayers” planned
* EU Visa Information System to share “biometrics platform” with SIS II
* fingerprints and photographs to be included – widened access for law enforcement
* European and national parliaments not yet consulted

Statewatch is also releasing an accompanying 48-page analysis which first appeared on the Statewatch European Monitoring and Documentation (SEMDOC) website in February 2004: From the Schengen Information System to SIS II and the Visa Information (VIS): the proposals explained (pdf) Sources for this analysis (htm)

 

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