Civil society calls for an end to the expansion of EU’s EURODAC database

Civil society is calling for an end to the expansion of EURODAC, the EU database for the registration of asylum-seekers. EURODAC is being transformed into an expansive, violent surveillance tool that will treat people seeking protection as crime suspects.

By EDRi · December 4, 2023

110 civil society organisations are calling EU policymakers to reject the ongoing reform of EURODAC, the EU database for the registration of asylum-seekers.

EURODAC, designed to collect and store migrants’ data, is being transformed into an expansive, violent surveillance tool that will treat people seeking protection as crime suspects This will include children as young as 6 whose fingerprints and facial images will be integrated into the database.

EURODAC is being expanded to enforce the EU’s discriminatory and hostile asylum and migration policies: increasing deportations, detention and a broader climate of racialised criminalisation. The endless expansion of EURODAC must be stopped.

Read the full statement (PDF)

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