By Kevin Lecuivre Managing Director of Coppernic | Mobility & Data Specialist
These three letters, EES, or "Entry-Exit-System", refer to a European programme for automatically managing the movement of people entering and leaving the Schengen area.
The European Union has earmarked €34.9 billion for 2021 to 2027 in order to finance at least 75% of the investment needed for this technological upgrade.
A matter of technological and industrial sovereignty
Nevertheless, it is important to remember that the technologies used to control access to European territories should be... European.
Sensitive technologies and control risks
Today, the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a world leader in the field of personal data protection.
There has been talk of possible "back-doors" or hidden software accesses that would enable third parties to extract information as and when they wish. The same goes for biometrics.
My experience as an entrepreneur leads me to think that the changes to come will have an impact on our security, our technological independence and our sovereignty. Europe needs to change its approach.
Managing Director at Coppernic