Deportation Union: databases for expulsions


The second in our series of webinars exploring the report 'Deportation Union: Rights, accountability and the EU's push to increased forced removals'.

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The EU is expanding a host of databases used for migration and border control. New systems are being developed to ensure the biometric registration of almost all non-EU nationals in the Schengen area. Under the moniker of “interoperability”, the data held in these systems is being interconnected and used in new and controversial ways. Frontex has been given an increasing role in the design and operation of databases used to facilitate expulsions.

Statewatch and TNI and guests explore the role of these databases in ongoing efforts to step up deportations on Monday 26 October at 14:00 CET

  • EU databases and "interoperability" - Niovi Vavoula, Lecturer in Migration and Security, Queen Mary University of London
  • Frontex's information systems - Chris Jones, Statewatch
  • Migration management and new technologies - Petra Molnar, Mozilla Fellow, European Digital Rights (EDRi)

You can also watch the video on TNI's YouTube channel, here.

Read the report here.

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