Christina John

Next Generation Prüm – New Developments in the Exchange of Information between European Law Enforcement Officials

The project „Next Generation Prüm“ (Prü opens a new chapter in the field of information exchange between Euro­pean law enforcement officials. Until now the exchange of data pursuant to the Prum Council Decisions has been limi­ted to DNA, fingerprint and vehicle registration data. Prü aims to introduce facial images in order for European Member States to be able to conduct automated searches with the help of face recognition software. Furthermore, Prü seeks to establish interoperability between certain EU information systems. This article examines these latest developments and puts them into context of the Schengen Agreement, the Prum Council Decisions and the Swedish Initiative. Moreover, this article touches upon the post Bexit information exchange with the United Kingdom.

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