EURODAC reinforces a violent system of surveillance, detention, and deportation of migrants. The EU aims to expand the database to children as young as 6, facial images, and to give easier access to police. These changes will transform EURODAC into a violent tool of mass surveillance. Expanding the database includes the most privacy-invasive methods such as facial recognition to track migrants’ every move. The EU is trying to expand EURODAC, the EU database registering asylum seekers, to allow for the use of coercion and easier access for police. This will mean more racial profiling and violent deportations.

109 organisations, IW*S included, are urging EU lawmakers to reject the ongoing reform of EURODAC.

Read our coalition statement here.