The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) is launching a survey to map biometric comparison tools on the market, used in  manual processes to compare fingerprints and facial data resulting from biometric searches.

The survey questions relate to the functionality of tools, data protection and privacy capabilities and integration with existing technology.

In the future, Frontex plans to implement effective biometric comparison technologies through a tendering process to assist the European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG) community, in accordance with procurement regulation.

Frontex will monitor the developments in biometrics across automated and manual systems. European security and migration databases currently operate individually, however systems will become integrated to share data information that can strengthen the EU’s security.

The deadline for completing the survey is 31 August 2022 at 23:59 CET.

To participate in the survey, follow this link: