The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has accused Frontex, the EU border agency, of violating EU law and its own mandate by processing the personal data of migrants. Frontex adopted new internal rules on processing personal data at the end of last year after the EDPS issued two non-binding opinions in June 2022. While Frontex has taken these opinions into account, the EDPS maintains that the draft rules do not comply with the regulation as they allow Frontex to engage in activities that it is not authorised to perform. The internal rules were designed to clarify the application of Frontex's regulation when operating on the ground.
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