Frontex annual report includes demand that Frontex be allowed to process personal data

Frontex wants to be allowed to collect, store and exchange personal data: “effectiveness could be increased by enriching intelligence and intelligence products with personal data. Furthermore, operational/administrative task could be conducted in a more effective way in a centralised system”.

See also the reservations in the Opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) on Frontex’s Joint Returns Operations (JROs): Opinion on a notification for Prior Checking received from the Data Protection Officer of the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union (FRONTEX) concerning the “Collection of names and certain other relevant data of returnees for joint return operations (JRO)”

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