¿QUÉ ES LA AGENCIA COMÚN DE INTELIGENCIA DE LA UE?
The database host agency eu-Lisa is examining ETIAS as a potential system to be included in the shared EU Intelligence Agency, along with the Schengen Information System, the Visa Information System, the EU entry-exit system (EES), and the European Criminal Records and Information System.
Many European politicians are concerned about security threats and the recent terrorist incidents, which has led to the proposal of the joint EU Intelligence Agency and the idea of pooling current European-wide capabilities.
Se entiende como un sustituto de la creación de una nueva agencia desde cero, lo que sería extremadamente difícil para la Unión Europea dado el secretismo de las agencias de inteligencia nacionales y las numerosas barreras políticas y jurídicas.
The tool would scan many databases at simultaneously, enabling various European authorities to instantly obtain biometric and identifying information of citizens and travellers.
The objective would be to ensure stronger levels of security and prevent any future terrorist activities on European soil from external protagonists by using the information provided for ETIAS in addition to other intelligence systems.
¿CÓMO COMPLEMENTARÁN LAS ETIAS LA INTELIGENCIA DE LA UNIÓN EUROPEA?
The ETIAS visa waiver scheme will allow those citizens from countries who do not require a visa to travel to Europe to apply quickly and easily online for a travel authorization to visit any of the Schengen area countries.
Applying for an ETIAS permit will be easy, take about 10 minutes, and allow EU authorities to check applicants who want to travel to the Schengen region of Europe. Esto aumentará la seguridad y agilizará el control fronterizo en los puntos de entrada y salida de la UE.
As of this writing, the ETIAS only intends to collect personal data such as name, date of birth, residence, and information about travel documents, as well as to elicit some fundamental security queries based on past travel and health.
Since the EU does not currently intend to employ biometric information from fingerprints or eye scans in the ETIAS application process, ETIAS would only be used to provide travel-related information if the plans for a common intelligence agency were to move forward.