Eurodac: European system for the comparison of fingerprints of asylum applicants

 

SUMMARY OF:

Regulation (EU) No 603/2013 on ‘Eurodac’ — EU asylum fingerprint database for comparing asylum applicants’ fingerprints

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE REGULATION?

KEY POINTS

FROM WHEN DOES THE REGULATION APPLY?

It has applied since 20 July 2015.

BACKGROUND

Eurodac was originally created in 2000 (Council Regulation (EC) No 2725/2000) and it has been operating since 2003. The Commission considers it to be a very successful information technology (IT) tool.

MAIN DOCUMENT

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) No 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) No 1077/2011 establishing a European Agency for the Operational Management of large-scale IT Systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (OJ L 180, 29.6.2013, pp. 1-30)

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Protocol between the European Union, Iceland and the Kingdom of Norway to the Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Iceland and the Kingdom of Norway concerning the criteria and mechanisms for establishing the State responsible for examining a request for asylum lodged in a Member State or in Iceland or Norway regarding access to Eurodac for law enforcement purposes (OJ L 64, 3.3.2020, pp. 3-7)

Commission staff working document on implementation of the Eurodac regulation as regards the obligation to take fingerprints (SWD(2015) 150 final of 27.5.2015)

Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 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 (OJ L 180, 29.6.2013, pp. 31-59)

Successive amendments to Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 have been incorporated into the original text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

last update 03.06.2020