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New criminal records database for non-EU nationals is "disproportionate and discriminatory"

"A new EU database for holding information on convicted non-EU nationals is "disproportionate and discriminatory", says an analysis (pdf) published today by Statewatch.

The European Criminal Records Information System for Third-Country Nationals (ECRIS-TCN) will allow Member States to search for information on non-EU nationals ("third-country nationals", in the EU jargon) convicted in other Member States.

The system, to be managed by the EU Agency for Large-Scale IT Systems (eu-Lisa), will contain biographic data and fingerprints of non-EU nationals convicted in one or more EU Member States, as well as facial images, if permitted by the national law of the Member State uploading a file to the database."

New criminal records database for non-EU nationals is "disproportionate and discriminatory" (Statewatch, 10 February 2019)

Photo: Elliot Brown, CC BY 2.0

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