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The Eurodac Regulation sets up a system for taking and comparing fingerprints of asylum-seekers and certain other persons in order to facilitate the application of the Dublin Convention (and now "Dublin II", the planned replacement Regulation). The Eurodac Regulation raises a number of important legal questions: its compatibility with human rights law, the validity of the Council's approach to conferring implementing powers, the application of EC data protection rules and the use of Eurodac data or the Eurodac system for other purposes. There is a continuing risk that in the practical application of Eurodac, the wrong people will be transferred because of the unreliability of fingerprint data. This chapter discusses articles of the council regulation (EC) No 2725/2000 of 11 December 2000 concerning the establishment of "Eurodac" for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of the Dublin Convention.

Keywords: asylum-seekers; council regulation articles; Dublin convention; Eurodac regulation; fingerprints; human rights law



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