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Second Generation Schengen Information System for the European Commission (SIS II) goes live



The European Commission announce the deployment of the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II). The new system will enable the exchange of information between national border control authorities, customers and police authorities on crime, national security and immigration matters. Designed to replace an older counterpart, SIS II will streamline border control processes in the […]

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EC Digital Agenda: new Regulation to enable cross-border electronic signatures and to get more value out of electronic identification in Digital Single Market

The European Commission has proposed new rules to enable cross-border and secure electronic transactions in Europe. The proposed Regulation will ensure people and businesses can use their own national electronic identification schemes (e-IDs) to access public services in other EU countries where e-IDs are available. It also creates an internal market for e-Signatures and related […]

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Gemalto signs multi-year contract with the United Kingdom driver and vehicle licensing agency

 The DVLA will begin deploying the products in 2013 using Gemalto’s EU-compliant eco-friendly Sealys polycarbonate portfolio of secure documents, fitted with unique security features such as Sealys Edge Sealer,  a feature unique in the market comprising a laser engraving process applied during the production stage to the edge of the polycarbonate document, adding an additional […]

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New EU agency to manage biometric databases

A new agency for managing large-scale EU information systems will be inaugurated today in Tallinn, Estonia. The agency, headquartered Tallinn, will have responsibility for three of the European Commission’s IT systems associated with the Schengen passport-free travel area as well, as visa applications and asylum cases. Membership of Schengen extends to 22 EU member states […]

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EU: Merging professional drivers’ driving licence with their driver card is not fully in line with data protection principles

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued today an opinion on a Commission proposal to merge the driving licence of professional drivers with their driver card. The integration of two totally different functionalities in one single card, which would record a wide range of data about professional drivers including their activities and whereabouts, would have […]

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eHealth: driving forward the uptake of e-Health with a new network for European Co-operation

The European Commission adopted a decision establishing an eHealth Network, as foreseen by the Directive (2011/24/EU) on Patients’ Rights in Cross-border Healthcare. For the first time, EU legislation includes provisions on eHealth with clear objectives to find modern, innovative solutions for providing better and safer healthcare for all Europeans. European Commissioner for Health and Consumer […]

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