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Supporting through technology the efforts of the EU and its Member States to keep Europe open and secure:

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Manage operations of the Schengen Information System (SIS), the Visa Information System (VIS) and Eurodac

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Together we are stronger and greater: Heads of Communication from EU JHAAN Convened at eu-LISAhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/News/Pages/Heads-of-Communication-from-EU-JHAAN-Convened-at-eu-LISA.aspxTogether we are stronger and greater: Heads of Communication from EU JHAAN Convened at eu-LISA14/06/2024 13:00:00<p>The Heads of Communication from the EU Justice and Home Affairs Agencies Network gathered on June 13 for their annual meeting at eu-LISA headquarters in Tallinn. The hybrid event brought together both in-person and online participants from the 9 agencies of the network, and DG HOME, to discuss the ongoing implementation of the 2024 communication plan, share experiences and shape future joint actions.</p><p>eu-LISA’s interim Deputy Director, Luca Zampaglione, welcomed the attendees and expressed optimism for a successful and productive meeting.<br></p><p>As the holder of the 2024 presidency of the JHAAN, eu-LISA has been emphasising the importance of strategic communication to highlight priorities and to foster collaboration to enhance visibility and the impact of joint communication actions. These principles have been the backbone of the 2024 joint communication plan, lead by the eu-LISA Communication Sector, and appreciated by colleagues from across the network.<br></p><p>All sessions of the meeting were marked by an exchange of best practices and innovative solutions aimed at improving communication about the network’s operational work and core values. Highlights included a series of presentations on modern corporate communication requirements, such as the accessibility of online communication, an element that is crucial in today’s digital landscape. </p><p>One of the notable presentations was delivered by Dr Albu, from the Copenhagen Business School, who provided valuable insight into contemporary visibility strategies and challenges, network personality notions and best practices to increase visibility.</p><p>The meeting concluded with a site visit to the e-Estonia Briefing Centre, offering participants a first-hand look at Estonia’s pioneering digital initiatives.</p><p>This meeting underscored the commitment of the EU Justice and Home Affairs Agencies to enhance communication efforts, ensuring that their work and values are effectively conveyed to the public.<br></p>
Industry Roundtable to Explore Cloud Technologies' Impact on EU Public Sectorhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/PressRelease/Pages/Industry-Roundtable-to-Explore-Cloud-Technologies'-Impact-on-EU-Public-Sector.aspxIndustry Roundtable to Explore Cloud Technologies' Impact on EU Public Sector10/06/2024 21:00:00<p>​The next edition of the eu-LISA <a href="https://eulisaroundtable.eu/">Industry Roundtable entitled “Going to the Cloud: Why it matters for the EU public sector and how to make it work"</a> will take place on 11-12 June in Antwerp, Belgium, and will also be streamed online. The event is being organised in cooperation with the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU and will feature discussions from industry experts and EU institutions.</p><p>The two-day event will focus on the growing importance of cloud technologies in transforming public sector operations. Cloud solutions have experienced a surge in popularity due to their potential to increase efficiency, reduce costs and revolutionise service The Industry Roundtable will serve as a platform to address pressing issues and explore opportunities within the evolving cloud landscape. Key topics on the agenda include:</p><ul><li>Ensuring security, privacy and sovereignty in cloud adoption.</li><li>Addressing the challenges of interoperability and standardisation.</li><li>Presenting cloud adoption models tailored to the EU public sector.</li><li>Evaluating on-premises hosting versus off-premises and hybrid hosting strategies.</li><li>Optimise network performance and responsiveness for seamless cloud integration.</li><li>Driving digital transformation and innovation through cloud technologies.</li></ul><p>Through engaging presentations and discussions, the roundtable aims to provide participants with valuable insights into the EU's stance on cloud technologies, the diverse range of cloud options available, and the practical experiences from industry and other public sector organisations. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how cloud solutions can be strategically applied to their unique use cases to deliver tangible benefits and efficiencies.<br></p><p>The event will feature distinguished speakers and thought leaders from various sectors:</p><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Day One Highlights:<br></h3><ul><li>Opening remarks by <strong>Agnès Diallo</strong>, eu-LISA Executive Director and <strong>Philippe Rosseel</strong>, representing the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU</li><li>Keynote presentation by <strong>Georgii Dubynskyi</strong> the Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine</li><li>Session I “Setting the Scene”, featuring <strong>Manuel Mateo Goyet</strong> from DG CNECT of the European Commission and <strong>Uku Särekanno</strong> from Frontex</li><li>Panel discussion featuring experts from DG CNECT, Frontex, and eu-LISA</li><li>Session II “Cloud sovereignty: the hyperscalers’ perspective” including OVHcloud, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, and Oracle.</li></ul><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Day Two Agenda:</h3><ul><li>Session III “Exploring cloud security and privacy with contributions from the EU Agency for Cybersecurity”, featuring T-Systems, Red Hat Inc, Amazon Web Services, and Nutanix</li><li>Session IV “Sovereign cloud adoption models and interoperability” will provide insights from Cloud Acceleration Service, EMA, NTT DATA, Thales, Accenture, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise</li><li>Session V “Sovereign cloud as an enabler of innovation and digital transformation”, featuring case studies from Spain’s Digital Transformation of the Justice Administration, Fujitsu, Dynatrace, and OpenNebula Systems.</li></ul><h2>Background information<br></h2><p>The eu-LISA Industry Roundtable aims to bring together industry representatives, Member States’ authorities and EU institutions; providing a forum for eu-LISA stakeholders to exchange views on developments of different technologies in particular when applied to the migration and home affairs’ domain.</p><p>Industry experts contribute through presentations on the selected topic, featuring their experiences, pioneering technologies, products and services addressing the Member States’ capability gaps in the specific area of interest.<br></p><p>eu-LISA currently operates three large-scale IT systems – Eurodac, the Schengen Information System (<a href="https://eulisa.europa.eu/Activities/Large-Scale-It-Systems/Sis-Ii">SIS</a>), the Visa Information System (<a href="https://eulisa.europa.eu/Activities/Large-Scale-It-Systems/Vis">VIS</a>) – and is working on the development the Entry/Exit System (<a href="https://eulisa.europa.eu/Activities/Large-Scale-It-Systems/EES">EES</a>), the European Travel Information Authorisation System (<a href="https://eulisa.europa.eu/Activities/Large-Scale-It-Systems/Etias">ETIAS</a>). These systems are being built and adapted to ensure interoperability - improved access to information stored in EU information systems and identity management at an EU level. In addition, the Agency’s portfolio has been enlarged within the justice domain: with the development of the European Criminal Records Information System - Third-Country Nationals (<a href="https://eulisa.europa.eu/Activities/Large-Scale-It-Systems/Ecris-Tcn">ECRIS-TCN</a>), the management of <a href="https://eulisa.europa.eu/Activities/Large-Scale-It-Systems/e-CODEX">e-CODEX</a> and the development of the Collaboration Platform for Joint Investigation Teams (JITs).<br></p>
EU Innovation Hub for Internal Security publishes first report on encryptionhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Newsroom/PressRelease/Pages/EU-Innovation-Hub-for-Internal-Security-publishes-first-report-on-encryption.aspxEU Innovation Hub for Internal Security publishes first report on encryption09/06/2024 21:00:00<p>Today, the <a href="https://www.europol.europa.eu/operations-services-innovation/innovation-lab/eu-innovation-hub-for-internal-security">EU Innovation Hub for Internal Security</a> publishes its first report on encryption. The report highlights the importance of recognising the benefits of encryption for privacy, while acknowledging the challenges this technology poses in the fight against serious organised crime and terrorism. The aim is to promote a constructive discussion on encryption and to find a balanced solution to protect individuals and society from malicious actors.  </p><p>The report has been prepared in cooperation with <a href="https://www.europol.europa.eu/">Europol</a>, <a href="https://www.eurojust.europa.eu/">Eurojust</a>, eu-LISA, the <a href="https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/fight-against-terrorism/counter-terrorism-coordinator/">EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator</a> and <a href="https://commission.europa.eu/about-european-commission/departments-and-executive-agencies/joint-research-centre_en">the European Commission's Directorates-General Joint Research Centre</a> (DG JRC) and <a href="https://commission.europa.eu/about-european-commission/departments-and-executive-agencies/migration-and-home-affairs_en">Migration and Home Affairs</a> (DG HOME). </p><p>Data protection is at the core of eu-LISA's mandate and as such an absolute priority for the Agency. In this area, data encryption plays a key role in providing an extra layer of security for the sensitive information managed by the Agency. For this reason, eu-LISA is proud to have contributed to the first encryption report of the EU Innovation Hub, together with other members of the Hub. The report also highlights the important role of the EU Innovation Hub for the internal security community.</p><p>Among other contributions to the EU Innovation Hub's first encryption report, eu-LISA is the lead author of the section on biometric encryption, which provides a general overview of the current state of the art in biometric template protection approaches, one of the most researched topics in the field of biometric recognition today.</p><p>Key findings from the report include:<br></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>The necessity of establishing legal frameworks for lawful access to data and the use of encrypted communications in judicial proceedings to strike a balance between privacy and security.</li><li>The need for continued research and monitoring on cryptography-related technologies, such as telecommunications (5G, 6G networks), biometrics, DNS, blockchain, and quantum computing, to ensure both lawful access to data and privacy.</li><li>The importance of collaboration with academia and private industry in developing new tools to aid law enforcement investigations without compromising overall communication security.</li><li>The dual role of artificial intelligence solutions in supporting and challenging law enforcement efforts against serious and organised crime, necessitating a multifaceted and collaborative approach.</li><li>The potential of quantum computing to enhance investigations, alongside its threat to encryption, requiring a swift transition to post-quantum cryptography.</li></ul><p>For more information on the report and its findings, please visit the <a href="/Publications/Reports/EU_Innovation_Hub_First%20Report%20on%20Encryption.pdf">Publications - Reports</a> section of our website.<br></p>

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First Report on Encryption by the EU Innovation Hub for Internal Securityhttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Publications/Reports/EU_Innovation_Hub_First Report on Encryption.pdfFirst Report on Encryption by the EU Innovation Hub for Internal Security09/06/2024 21:00:00In the last few years, the debate between data privacy and lawful interception (LI) has evolved into a more constructive discussion. While police and judicial authorities acting within their power can be prevented from accessing digital evidence by modern privacy-enhancing technologies like end-to-end encryption (E2EE) and Rich Communication Services (RCS) systems, different international initiatives are calling for a balanced approach, where LI can coexist with encryption without undermining cybersecurity and/or privacy. At the same time, a framework to access encrypted communications is steadily taking shape in the EU. As technology advances, finding a balance between individual privacy and collective security remains an ongoing challenge.161{2fd95b2e-c57c-48dd-8362-98741cbab0df}
SIS - 2023 Statistics - Factsheethttps://www.eulisa.europa.eu/Publications/Reports/SIS 2023 Annual Statistics - Factsheet.pdfSIS - 2023 Statistics - Factsheet12/05/2024 21:00:00The SIS 2023 Statistics factsheet highlights the main results of the data found in the full statistical report for 2023 that can also be found on this website.159{2fd95b2e-c57c-48dd-8362-98741cbab0df}