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Eurodac Supervision Coordination Group

 

The Eurodac Supervision Coordination Group (‘Eurodac SCG’) was set up by Regulation (EU) No 603/2013 to ensure coordinated supervision of the protection of personal data in the Eurodac information system. The Supervision Coordination Group consists of representatives of the EU Member States’ national data protection supervisory authorities and of representatives of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS). Coordination between the two levels is provided by the Eurodac Supervision Coordination Group, composed of representatives of the national supervisory authorities and the EDPS, who meet twice every calendar year.
The Eurodac information system is a central system which operates a computerised central database of fingerprint data, as well as the electronic means of transmission between the Member States and the central system. The system is designed basically to help determine the Member State responsible for the examination of an asylum application under Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 (‘the Dublin III Regulation’) and to speed up the identification of individuals, to facilitate the choice of a Member State to receive the applicants, and prevent the same applicant from submitting multiple applications for asylum in different countries.
The Eurodac system was initially established by Council Regulation (EC) No 2725/2000 of 11 December 2002, supplemented by Council Regulation (EC) No 407/2002 of 28 February 2002. In the interest of clarity, the two regulations were recast into Regulation (EU) No 603/2013 of 26 June 2013 (‘the Eurodac Regulation’), which entered into force on 20 July 2015, and Council Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 (‘the Dublin III Regulation’).
The system has been operational since 15 January 2003 in the EU and since 1 January 2007 in Bulgaria.
 
Further information about the Eurodac Supervision Coordination Group can be found HERE.

 

Legislation

Regulation (EU) No 603/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on the establishment of `Eurodac` for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national or a stateless person and on requests for the comparison with Eurodac data by Member States` law enforcement authorities and Europol for law enforcement purposes, and amending Regulation (EU) No 1077/2011 establishing a European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice

Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national or a stateless person

 

Activity reports: 

Activity report for the period 2012-2013

Activity report for the period 2014-2015

Activity report for the period 2016-2017

Activity report for the period 2018-2019

 

Documents:

Report on the exercise of data subjects’ rights in relation to Eurodac (November 2019)

Right to information - guide for authorities when taking fingerprints for Eurodac

 

13.05.2021


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