Family Name: Kierkegaard
Affiliation: International Association of IT Lawyers
Personal web-site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Kierkegaard
Sylvia Mercado Kierkegaard (BA Mass Communication, MA Asian Studies, LLB, LLM, MSC Intl. Business, MEco, PG Dip. EU Law, PG Dip. Private Law, PhD) is the
President of the International Association of IT Lawyers. She is also the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Private Law (Inderscience), Intl. Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry (Inderscience), Journal of Intl. Commercial Law and Technology, and Managing Editor of the Intl. Journal of Intercultural Management. She is the editorial board of over 20 academic journals and has edited several books and published a over 2000 articles. She is a Research Fellow at i-Laws, University of Southampton and Professor at the Communications University of China. She serves as regulatory expert on several intiatievs of the Council of Europe and the European Union. She is also currently the executive director of IMF-Fridley.
Title of the presentation
Security and DNA data transfer within the EU
The Prüm Decision – An uncontrolled fishing expedition in ‘Big Brother’ Europe
The enlargement of the European Union and the abolition of the borders between the Member States have led to security challenges. In the context of improving security, recent initiatives have focused on the exchange of law enforcement information with effect in 2008 under the “availability” principle. This principle of availability was introduced in the Prüm Treaty, also known as Schengen III. The core element of the treaty is the creation of a network of national databases to promote the exchange of information between law enforcement authorities. In particular reciprocal access is given to Contracting States' national databases, containing DNA profiles, fingerprints and vehicle registration data. Although this initiative started as a multilateral agreement, a small group of influential countries led by Germany has successfully twisted the arms other EU countries into integrating the provisions of the agreement into the legislative framework of the European Union under the Third Pillar. The treaty has been incorporated into a Council Decision binding on all EU member states. While the treaty represents a progress in the field of cooperation against crime, the implications of this treaty are far reaching. It raises privacy and data protection issues which will affect all EU citizens, primarily due to the absence of common legally binding data protection standards.
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