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Terror attack in Nice

Terror attack in Nice

​The European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA) strongly condemns the vicious attack targeted at Nice and its citizens.

“We are saddened and shocked by the news coming from Nice this morning. We would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims, their families and loved ones and all of the persons affected by this vile act of terrorism. As individuals, and as eu-LISA we will continue to support France and EU Member States in their growing efforts to put an end to this form of attacks by strengthening the IT tools at our disposal to improve the Union’s internal security.” said eu-LISA Executive Director Krum Garkov.

Working Arrangement signed between eu-LISA and FRA

Working Arrangement signed between eu-LISA and FRA

Today a delegation from eu-LISA payed a visit to the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in Vienna to conclude a bilateral Working Arrangement between the two agencies.

eu-LISA and FRA have agreed to further enhance cooperation in the exchange of know-how in the areas of ICT and fundamental rights. Close cooperation has already been carried out both in the framework of the Smart Border pilot project and of the FRA study on the use of biometrics in large-scale IT systems.

Both agencies are also actively collaborating in the framework of the Justice and Home Affairs Agencies Network, which is being chaired by FRA in 2016, and have discussed the experience of eu-LISA from the period of its chairmanship of the Network in 2015.

All these and other areas of cooperation are highlighted in the Working Arrangement that will serve as a solid basis for the enhancement of cooperation between FRA and eu-LISA in the future.

Other equally important topics discussed during the visit to FRA are the development of new IT systems and privacy by design, involvement of the agencies in Hotspots, biometrics and interoperability.

Furthermore, during the meeting the representatives of both agencies identified topics to be addressed in the Annual Cooperation Plan between eu-LISA and FRA.

Click the following link to read the full WA: Working arrangement between FRA and eu-LISA

Photo: © European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

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