EURODAC AND SAFETY IN EUROPE
Eurodac also helps to prevent crime in EU member states.
Law enforcement can compare fingerprints associated with criminal investigations to those stored in Eurodac.
According to the Regulation, this function may only be used for the prevention, detection, and investigation of terrorism and other serious crimes.
As a result, Eurodac plays an important role in making European countries safer and more secure for residents and visitors.
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE RECAST EURODAC REGULATION
The European Commission will unveil its New Asylum and Migration Pact on September 23, 2020.
This agreement tries to bring together policies on migration, asylum, integration, and border control. As part of the legislative package, a new proposal for the Eurodac Regulation was presented.
The co-legislators are likely to promptly embrace the revised plan based on the previously established agreement.
The following are some of the most important Eurodac reforms:
COUNTING ASYLUM APPLICANTS RATHER THAN APPLICATIONS
This will allow for the filling of information gaps. At the moment, the Eurodac system may hold many applications created by the same user.
Rather than counting applications, counting applicants will offer a more accurate picture of the number of persons seeking refuge in the EU.
It will also assist in determining how many are first-time applicants and tracking subsequent travels.
CROSS-SYSTEM STATISTICS: ETIAS, EES, AND VIS
eu-Lisa created cross-system statistics utilising data from many systems:
This will give more detailed information on third-country citizens who are granted short-term visas and later seek for international protection.