Joint Letter: End the expansion of the EU’s EURODAC database

04 December 2023 | Advocacy, Artificial Intelligence

More than 100 civil society organisations have signed an open letter, urging the the EU to stop the expansion of EURODAC.

Civil society calls for an end to the expansion of EURODAC, the EU database for the registration of asylum-seekers. EURODAC, designed to collect and store migrants’ data, is being transformed into an expansive, violent surveillance tool that will treat people seeking protection as crime suspects This will include children as young as 6 whose fingerprints and facial images will be integrated into the database.

EURODAC is being expanded to enforce the EU’s discriminatory and hostile asylum and migration policies: increasing deportations, detention and a broader climate of racialised criminalisation. The endless expansion of EURODAC must be stopped.