EDPB-EDPS Joint Opinion 04/2021 on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on a framework for the issuance, verification and acceptance of interoperable certificates on vaccination, testing and recovery to facilitate free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic (Digital Green Certificate).
Interoperability refers to the functionality of information systems to exchange data and to enable sharing of information. Several large-scale databases have been set up at EU level to deal with migration, asylum and internal security. These databases contain information about people. Initiatives have been taken to identify and develop where and how these systems could communicate with each other and exchange information. Each of these systems has been created for a specific purpose. In keeping with the main data protection principles, interoperability cannot give rise to the access or use of any data via another information system or give access to more data than is needed.
EDPS Formal comments on the specifications for technical solutions to connect central access points to the ETIAS Central System and for a technical solution to facilitate the collection of data by Member States and Europol for the purpose of generating statistics on the access to the data for law enforcement purposes pursuant to Articles 73(3)(b) and 92(8) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1240
EDPS Formal comments on the draft Commission Implementing Decision on measures for accessing, amending, erasing and advance erasing of data in the ETIAS Central System
EDPS Formal comments on the draft Commission Implementing Decision defining the technical specification of the ETIAS watchlist and of the assessment tool
EDPS Formal comments on the draft Commission Implementing Decision laying down requirements concerning the format of personal data to be inserted in the application form to be submitted pursuant to Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1240 of the European Parliament and the Council as well as the parameters and the verifications to be implemented in order to ensure completeness of the application and coherence of those data