The European Commission has urged Cyprus to implement a new regulation on an EU asylum fingerprint database that would enable it to benefits from updates to the system.The recast “Eurodac” (Regulation (EU) No 603/2013) entered into force on 20 July 2015 and introduced updates to the system, in particular, to ensure data is transmitted within 72 hours to the Central System, to address data protection concerns and to help combat terrorism and serious crime.When someone applies for asylum or is apprehended having crossed an external border irregularly having come from a third country, no matter where they are in the EU, their fingerprints are transmitted to the Eurodac central system.Despite letters of concern addressed by the European Commission to Cyprus, the EC said the country continues not to fulfil its obligations to fully implement the Recast Eurodac Regulation.