In order to ensure supervision coordination for Eurodac, representatives of the national data protection authorities and the EDPS each acting within the scope of their respective competences, cooperate actively and meet usually twice a year in the framework of the Eurodac Supervision Coordination Group. The national Data Protection Authorities represented are those of the 28 EU Member States, as well as those of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The Group is currently chaired by the Swedish DPA, with the Bulgarian DPA as Vice-chair.
Members of the Group cooperate and meet at least twice a year to:
- exchange relevant information;
- assist each other in carrying out audits and inspections;
- examine difficulties of interpretation or application of the Eurodac legal framework;
- study problems with the exercise of independent supervision or in the exercise of the rights of data subjects;
- draw up harmonised proposals for joint solutions to any problems and promote awareness of data protection rights.
A joint report of activities shall be sent to the European Parliament, the Council, the Commission and the Agency (eu-LISA) every two years.
More detailed information about the Eurodac SCG can be found on its website.
Information on the exercise in the Republic of Poland of the rights of individuals whose data are processed in the Eurodac can be found on the website of the Office for Foreigners.