Statewatch article: RefNo# 32317
EU: Meijers Committee on the Smart Borders proposals
Statewatch News Online, May 2013
The Meijers Committee advises the members of the European Parliament to vote against the Smart Borders proposals and expresses deep concerns with respect to the:

- proportionality and practical feasibility of the proposals;
- coherence of the proposals with existing databases;
- applicable standards of data protection for the data subjects;
- conditions for transmission of personal data to third countries;
- broad discretion as regards the issuing of the registered traveler status;
- proposed amendments in the Schengen Borders Code;
- possible access to the Entry/Exit System for law enforcement purposes.

See: Meijers Committee note to the European Parliament on the Smart Borders proposals (pdf)

Smart Borders proposals:
- Proposal for a Regulation establishing an Entry/Exit System (COM 2013 95, pdf)
- Proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 562/2006 (COM 2013 96, pdf)
- Proposal for a Regulation establishing Registered Traveller Programme (COM 2013 97, pdf)

See also: Borderline: The EU's New Border Surveillance Initiatives: Assessing the Costs and Fundamental Rights Implications of EUROSUR and the "Smart Borders" Proposals (pdf) - A study by the Heinrich Böll Foundation written by Ben Hayes and Mathias Vermeulen.

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