Schengen and AFIS


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Schengen and AFIS
21.8.18
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The Council of the European Union's Working Party for Schengen Matters is considering: Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) component of the Schengen Information System (SIS) - Procedure for matches on fingerprints (LIMITE doc no: 11527-18, pdf):

"During the debates, the following topics were raised for further discussion:

a) The interpretation of the current implementing provisions in the SIRENE Manual1 concerning the treatment of SIS AFIS matches in the case of suspected matches on fingerprints between alerts.

b) The possibility of communicating matches to the SIS end-users so as to make the information concerning a suspected match on fingerprints between two or more alerts visible to them in the national search result even before the respective fingerprint matches have been verified."

See also:

Fingerprint identification searches now possible in Schengen Information System (Statewatch News)

Council: Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) component of the Schengen Information System (SIS) - Implementation of a multiple identity dectector (MID) (10645-18, pdf)

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