Xinhua: Frontex to collect personal date on suspected criminals in Greece

Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, will begin collecting personal data of persons suspected of people smuggling, terrorism and other cross-border crimes in Greece, the agency said Tuesday.

The data collection will take place as part of the operational project, namely Processing Personal Data for Risk Analysis, which contributes to the fight against cross-border crime.

The information containing personal data is effectively managed and reported from the operational area to the national and EU levels.

At Frontex, the data are used for risk analysis, and are also transmitted on a daily basis to Europol to support investigations in member states.

The project was launched in Italy in February.

More than 2,000 reports have been collected, generating more than 1,400 descriptions of individuals suspected of involvement in cross border-crimes.