Functions, tasks, goals

The system is powered by the Biometric Data Processing System (BDPS) technology platform, which allows for the verification / identification of individuals using personal biometric data (fingerprints, facial image).

The system provides for the input, processing and transmission of asylum seeker data to the Eurodac Central System. It acts as the national access point for the exchange of data with the Eurodac Central System, as provided for in Regulation No 603/2013.

Legal basis

Cabinet Regulation of 17.05.2016 No. 296 “Regulations on the Fingerprint Information System of Asylum Seekers”

Regulation (EU) No 603/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on the establishment of 'Eurodac' for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national or a stateless person and on requests for the comparison with Eurodac data by Member States' law enforcement authorities and Europol for law enforcement purposes, and amending Regulation (EU) No 1077/2011 establishing a European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice.

Accrued information:

Biometrics of natural persons (fingerprints and facial images), biographical data (name, surname, date of birth, sex, nationality) and justification for data collection.

Who provides information for inclusion in the information system?

The information is included in the system by the State Border Guard.

Other information

The system has been operating on the platform of the Biometric Data Processing System since July 2015.

The Biometrics Processing Unit is responsible for maintaining the system.