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Recast Eurodac Regulation [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Anita Orav (3rd edition),

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Eurodac is a biometric database in which Member States are required to enter the fingerprint data of asylum-seekers in order to identify where they entered the EU. Established in 2000 and reviewed in 2013, its main purpose is to facilitate the application of the Dublin Regulation. The 2013 revision broadened the scope to enable law enforcement authorities too to access the Eurodac database. As part of the reform of the Common European Asylum System, the European Commission proposes a recast Eurodac Regulation. The proposal is now with the co-legislators, who need to ensure that the reinforcement of the system is in compliance with the fundamental rights of migrants as well as the principles of data protection.


Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council 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], for identifying an illegally staying third-country national or stateless person and on requests for the comparison with Eurodac data by Member States’ law enforcement authorities and Europol for law enforcement purposes (recast)
Committee responsible:


Shadow rapporteurs:







Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)

Monica Macovei (ECR, Romania)

Jeroen Lenaers (EPP, the Netherlands)

Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann (S&D, Germany)

Gérard Deprez (ALDE, Belgium)

Malin Björk (GUE/NGL, Sweden)

Judith Sargentini (Greens/EFA, the Netherlands)

Fabio Massimo Castaldo (EFDD, Italy

COM(2016) 272, 04.05.2016,

2016/0132 (COD)

Ordinary legislative procedure (COD – Parliament and Council on equal footing, formerly ‘co-decision’)

Next steps expected: Completion of trilogue negotiations

EU Legislation in progress timeline


Visit the European Parliament page on ‘Improving the Common European Asylum System‘.


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