European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

Interoperability of databases

Interoperability of databases

Friday, 10 March, 2006
10
Mar
2006

Interoperability of databases

Comments on the Communication of the Commission on interoperability of European databases

The first comments concerned a communication related to the interoperability of European Justice and home affairs databases. Because it covered a transversal topic, involving several legal instruments with a list of possible actions, the EDPS decided to issue his comments. The objective was to re-introduce main data protection principles in the debate and to raise their impact on the exploration of a new policy.

The comments called for interoperability not to be treated as a mere technical concept, but to see it as a legal and political one because of the increased risks for the citizens.