Starting the 1st of
April 2019, for a maximum duration of 2 months, as per the mandate received from the
Eurodac Advisory Group (AG), eu-LISA with the support of two Member States, will
coordinate tests related to the usage of a new fingerprint scanning technique
in the context of Eurodac.
The purpose of this study is to
assess if the use of Multi-Spectrum Imaging devices, for the scanning of
fingerprints, affects the performance of the Central Eurodac System
(matching accuracy etc.). Based on the outcome, it will be determined whether such
devices should be allowed for general use within the scope of application of
Regulation (EU) No. 603/2013 (the “Recast Regulation”). To do this,
eu-LISA will test the new scanners with real fingerprints provided by competent national authorities of the Member States of the European Economic
further information, see the European Data Protection Supervisor's Opinion
on a notification for checking received from the Data Protection Officer of
eu-LISA related to the “Eurodac MSI/Optical Scan Test Study” (Case 2015-0082).