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Prüm Treaty - definition(s)

Prüm Treaty - The Prüm Treaty is an international agreement signed on 27 May 2005 by Belgium, Germany, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Austria in order to improve cross-border cooperation in combating terrorism, cross-border crime and illegal immigration.

In June 2008 the Council adopted two decisions bringing the main provisions of this agreement into EU law, thus extending it to all EU Member States. These decisions focus on the exchange of biometric data (DNA and fingerprints) between police and judicial authorities, and requires Member States to set up DNA databases.

The EDPS issued two opinions (one on the initiative itself (pdf), one on its implementing rules (pdf)), recommending a step-by-step approach and highlighting that the specific provisions on data protection contained in the initiative are not stand-alone and should therefore be complemented by other general data protection rules.

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