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Do Europe's borders need multi-faceted biometric protection

Crockett, KA and O'shea, J and Szekely, Z and Malamou, A and Boultadakis, G and Zoltan, S (2017) Do Europe's borders need multi-faceted biometric protection. Biometric Technology Today, 2017 (7). pp. 5-8. ISSN 0969-4765


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In today’s world, terrorism has become a dire and global threat. Within Europe, terror attacks and participation in terrorist organisations by EU citizens are on the rise. To deal with this, the European Union has introduced some significant legal changes to the Schengen agreement – the treaty that led to the creation of Europe’s Schengen area where internal border checks have largely been abolished. The most recent and interesting of these changes has meant that systematic controls are being introduced at border crossings.

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