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Document 32016D2047

Council Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/2047 of 18 November 2016 on the launch of automated data exchange with regard to DNA data in Denmark

OJ L 318, 24/11/2016, p. 8–9 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2016/2047/oj

24.11.2016   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 318/8


COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2016/2047

of 18 November 2016

on the launch of automated data exchange with regard to DNA data in Denmark

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Decision 2008/615/JHA of 23 June 2008 on the stepping up of cross-border cooperation, particularly in combating terrorism and cross-border crime (1), and in particular Article 33 thereof,

Having regard to the opinion of the European Parliament (2),

Whereas:

(1)

According to Article 25(2) of Decision 2008/615/JHA, the supply of personal data provided for under that Decision may not take place until the general provisions on data protection set out in Chapter 6 of that Decision have been implemented in the national law of the territories of the Member States involved in such supply.

(2)

Article 20 of Council Decision 2008/616/JHA (3) provides that the verification that the above condition has been met with respect to automated data exchange in accordance with Chapter 2 of Decision 2008/615/JHA is to be done on the basis of an evaluation report based on a questionnaire, an evaluation visit and a pilot run.

(3)

Denmark has informed the General Secretariat of the Council on the national DNA analysis files to which Articles 2 to 6 of Decision 2008/615/JHA apply and the conditions for automated searching as referred to in Article 3(1) of that Decision in accordance with Article 36(2) of that Decision.

(4)

According to Chapter 4, point 1.1, of the Annex to Decision 2008/616/JHA, the questionnaire drawn up by the relevant Council Working Group concerns each of the automated data exchanges and has to be answered by a Member State as soon as it believes it fulfils the prerequisites for sharing data in the relevant data category.

(5)

Denmark has completed the questionnaire on data protection and the questionnaire on DNA data exchange.

(6)

A successful pilot run has been carried out by Denmark with the Netherlands.

(7)

An evaluation visit has taken place in Denmark and a report on the evaluation visit has been produced by the Dutch evaluation team and forwarded to the relevant Council Working Group.

(8)

An overall evaluation report, summarising the results of the questionnaire, the evaluation visit and the pilot run concerning DNA data exchange has been presented to the Council.

(9)

On 12 July 2016, the Council concluded that Denmark had fully implemented the general provisions on data protection set out in Chapter 6 of Decision 2008/615/JHA.

(10)

Therefore, for the purposes of automated searching of DNA data, Denmark should be entitled to receive and supply personal data pursuant to Articles 3 and 4 of Decision 2008/615/JHA.

(11)

Denmark is bound by Decision 2008/615/JHA and is therefore taking part in the adoption and application of this Decision which implements Decision 2008/615/JHA.

(12)

Ireland is bound by Decision 2008/615/JHA and is therefore taking part in the adoption and application of this Decision which implements Decision 2008/615/JHA.

(13)

The United Kingdom is bound by Decision 2008/615/JHA and is therefore taking part in the adoption of this Decision which implements Decision 2008/615/JHA,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

For the purposes of automated searching and comparison of DNA data, Denmark is entitled to receive and supply personal data pursuant to Articles 3 and 4 of Decision 2008/615/JHA as from 25 November 2016.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Decision shall apply in accordance with the Treaties.

Done at Brussels, 18 November 2016.

For the Council

The President

R. KALIŇÁK


(1)   OJ L 210, 6.8.2008, p. 1.

(2)  Opinion of 25 October 2016 (not yet published in the Official Journal).

(3)  Council Decision 2008/616/JHA of 23 June 2008 on the implementation of Decision 2008/615/JHA on the stepping up of cross-border cooperation, particularly in combating terrorism and cross-border crime (OJ L 210, 6.8.2008, p. 12).


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