Is Processing Biometric Data of Turkish Nationals in a National Database Lawful under the EEC-Turkey Agreement? Reflections on the Judgment in A, B and P (C-70/18)

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"Overall, the Court’s pronouncements should not be viewed outside the specific context of the case at hand, i.e they should not be understood as generally applicable to the processing of biometric data for immigration law purposes. The Court’s approach favours national prerogatives in managing third-country nationals through data surveillance policies as it allows a significant margin of discretion for Member States."

Is Processing Biometric Data of Turkish Nationals in a National Database Lawful under the EEC-Turkey Agreement? Reflections on the Judgment in A, B and P (C-70/18) (eumigrationlawblog.eu, link):

"What is worrisome though is that despite the efforts to distinguish biometric data from other categories of personal data, the Court is reluctant to highlight not only their undoubted benefits, but also their significant limitations, such as the potential for false hits."

See: Judgment, full-text (pdf)

 

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