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Parliamentary questions
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8 October 2018
E-005119-18
Question for written answer E-005119-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Eva Joly (Verts/ALE) , Sophia in 't Veld (ALDE) , Judith Sargentini (Verts/ALE) , Marie-Christine Vergiat (GUE/NGL) , Cornelia Ernst (GUE/NGL) , Nathalie Griesbeck (ALDE)

 Subject:  Follow-up of the assessment of the consistency of the French ‘TES’ database with EU data protection law
 Answer in writing 

In answer to a previous parliamentary question on the consistency of the French ‘TES’ database with EU rules on the protection of personal data and CJEU case law (E‐001298/2017), the Commission indicated that the French Decree 2016-1460 would be assessed within the framework of a Pilot Project on the fundamental rights review of EU data collection instruments and programmes. We would like to follow up on this important issue and reiterate that a full, but also prompt, assessment of the consistency of this database with EC law and case law is highly necessary.

What is the current state of play regarding the Commission’s assessment of the consistency of the decree with EC law?

Is the Commission willing to share some preliminary conclusions from the assessment of the database within the framework of this Pilot Project?

In addition, last April the Commission proposed a regulation on strengthening the security of identity cards which contained a proposal to include biometric identifiers on the card itself.

Was the setting up of databases to store biometrics envisaged and assessed during the preparations for this proposal, and what were the reasons for not choosing such an option?

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