EU: EURODAC: Council of the European Union: Common European Asylum System: Council adopts the Eurodac regulation

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"Today the Council adopted the last piece of legislation needed to complete the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), namely the amended Eurodac regulation... The Eurodac regulation will enable law enforcement authorities to consult the Eurodac database for the purpose of prevention, detection or investigation of terrorist offences and of other serious criminal offences. The comparison of fingerprints in the possession of member states' designated law enforcement authorities and Europol with those stored in the Eurodac database will only be possible where such a comparison is necessary in specific cases, under well-defined circumstances and conditions, and following prior checks of other databases."

- Press release (pdf)
- Full-text of Eurodac Regulation as adopted (pdf)

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