UK: E-borders: Report finds failings

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"A report has found failings in the government's £500m "e-borders" scheme to gather information on passenger movements in and out of the UK. The independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, John Vine, found that fewer than two-thirds of passenger movements were covered. And almost 650,000 records relating to smuggling had been deleted, he found."

See the full text: E-borders: Report finds failings (BBC News, link)

See: Report by John Vine, Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration: Press Release: e borders programme is helping the police but has yet to deliver significant benefits to immigration control (link), Report: ‘Exporting the border’? An inspection of e-Borders (pdf) and The Home Office response to the Independent Chief Inspector’s report on ‘An inspection of e-Borders’ (pdf)


- EU: API, PNR, threat assessments, and data-mining: Member States push for access to travellers' personal data for customs authorities (Statewatch News Online, February 2013)

- European Commission: Evaluation on the implementation and functioning of the obligation of carriers to communicate passenger data set up by Directive 2004/82 (Final Report for Directorate-General for Home Affairs, pdf)

- Council of the European Union: Final Report on the Study by the Presidency on Advanced Passenger Information and Passenger Name Records (pdf)

- UK: Border Agency: e-borders: Overview of legislation (pdf)

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