In his meeting on Friday with the European Union’s security commissioner, Julian King, Justice Minister Urmas Reinsalu (IRL) discussed the need to expand the mandate of the European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems (EU-LISA) in the areas of freedom, security, and justice.
The rapid movement of data between countries had a big role to play in the fight against terrorism, Reinsalu said. In this context he emphasized the need to expand the mandate of the EU agency, located in Estonia, spokespeople for the Justice Ministry said.
“In order to combat serious crimes, it will be one of the priorities during our presidency to develop the European criminal records information system ECRIS to enable us to exchange data also about third-country nationals already in the near future,” Reinsalu said, adding that collecting electronic evidence was a very necessary tool for this.
During their meeting in Tallinn, Reinsalu and King also discussed the fight against terrorism, cyber security, e-evidence, and data protection more broadly. The preservation of communications logs was also on the agenda.
King ended a two-day visit to Estonia on Friday during which he met with President Kaljulaid, Prime Minister Ratas (Center), Minister of the Interior Andres Anvelt (SDE), Justice Minister Urmas Reinsalu and other officials.
Editor: Dario Cavegn