In order to ensure supervision coordination for Eurodac, representatives of the national data protection authorities and the EDPS meet usually twice a year. The national Data Protection Authorities represented are those of the 28 EU Member States, as well as those of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The Group is currently chaired by the Swedish DPA, with the Bulgarian DPA as Vice-chair.
- Council Regulation (EC) 2725/2000 of 11 December 2000 concerning the establishment of 'Eurodac' for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of the Dublin Convention
- Council Regulation (EC) No 407/2002 of 28 February 2002 laying down certain rules to implement Regulation (EC) No 2725/2000 concerning the establishment of 'Eurodac' for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of the Dublin Convention
- 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) 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) 1077/2011 establishing a European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice
- Summary Report of 28th meeting on 13 June 2018
- Summary Report of 27th meeting on 15 November 2017
- Summary Report of 26th meeting on 14 June 2017
- Summary Report of 25th meeting on 23 November 2016
- Summary Report of 24th meeting on 15 April 2016
- Summary Report of 23rd meeting on 8 October 2015
- Summary Report of 22nd meeting on 26 March 2015
- Summary Report of 21st meeting on 29 October 2014
- Summary Report of 20th meeting on 7 May 2014
- Summary Report of 19th meeting on 16 October 2013
- Activity Report 2018-2019
- Eurodac SCG Report on the exercise of data subjects’ rights in relation to Eurodac (November 2019)
- Activity Report 2016-2017
- Activity Report 2014-2015
- Report on the national preparation for the implementation of the Eurodac Recast
- Rules of Procedure 2014
- Activity Report 2012-2013
- Report on Unreadable Fingerprints (May 2013)
- Eurodac Central Unit Inspection Report (June 2012) and Summary Report
- Report on Advance Deletion of Data (June 2011)
- Activity Report 2010-2011
- Recommendations on the Use of DubliNet (2010)
- Second Inspection Report (June 2009) and Executive Summary
- Activity Report 2008-2009
- Summary report of Eurodac Security Audit (November 2007)
- Report of the First Coordinated Inspection (July 2007)
- Rules of Procedure 2007
- Activity Report 2005-2007
Asylum applicants and migrants apprehended at the external border have a duty to give their fingerprints. When their fingerprints are taken, persons have the right to understand who is processing their personal data and why. They have the right to know what data are stored and for how long. They should know how to access it, correct and erase their data, in case of mistakes and whom to contact for these purposes.
In practice, officers find it challenging to give information on all aspects of the data processing at the time when taking fingerprints. People are often unaware why they give their fingerprints and what happens to these.
This leaflet assists officers and authorities to inform asylum applicants and migrants in an understandable and accessible way about the processing of their fingerprints in Eurodac.
It was a joint effort by the Fundamental Rights Agency and the Eurodac Supervision Coordination Group, consisting of representative of each Member State's data protection authority supervising the Eurodac Regulation and the European Data Protection Supervisor.