The ETIAS Fundamental Rights Guidance Board (the “Guidance Board”) was established by the Regulation (EU) 2018/1240.
In brief, the mandate of the Guidance Board is to:
- perform regular appraisals,
- issue recommendations to the ETIAS Screening Board,
- support the ETIAS Screening Board in the execution of its tasks.
The focus of the consultations is the impact on fundamental rights of the processing of applications, but the Screening Board may also seek the Guidance Board members’ opinion on ETIAS screening rules and risk indicators, in particular with regard to privacy, personal data protection and non-discrimination (Article 33).
In accordance with Article 10(1) of
Regulation (EU) 2018/1240, the Guidance Board is composed of the following
- the Fundamental Rights Officer of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (the “agency”),
- a representative of the Consultative Forum on Fundamental Rights of the agency,
- a representative of the European Data Protection Supervisor,
- a representative of the European Data Protection Board, and
- a representative of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.
Each member can have up to two alternate representatives.
List of current members of the Guidance Board:
Fundamental Rights Officer of the agency
Member – Jonas Grimheden, Fundamental Rights Officer, head of the independent Fundamental Rights Office of the agency
Alternate – Anita Danka, Fundamental Rights Monitor – Advanced Level, Fundamental Rights Office of the agency
Alternate – Luis Carnasa Berga, Fundamental Rights Monitor, Fundamental Rights Office of the agency
Consultative Forum on Fundamental Rights of the agency
Member – Kaitlin Ball, Advisor on Human Rights and New Technologies, Representative of the Consultative Forum
European Data Protection Supervisor
Member – Fanny Coudert, Head of the Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice Sector, Supervision and Enforcement Unit
Alternate – Konstantina Vemou, Technology and Security Officer, Technology and Privacy Unit
Alternate – Joanna Parkin, Legal Officer, Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice Sector, Supervision and Enforcement Unit
European Data Protection Board
Member – Sebastian Hümmeler, The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (Germany)
Alternate – Marie-Louise Gächter, Data Protection Authority of the Principality of Liechtenstein
Alternate – Tiina Ahtonen, The Finnish Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
Member – Ann-Charlotte Nygård, Policy Coordinator for technical assistance and capacity building, Director’s Office
Alternate – Sara Sighinolfi, Project Officer - Data and Digital Sector; Justice, Digital and Migration Unit
Alternate – Ludovica Banfi - Project Manager; Justice, Digital and Migration Unit
The Chairperson of the Guidance Board is Sebastian Hümmeler, Deputy Chairperson – Jonas Grimheden. Both were selected by the members of the Guidance Board on 14 November 2022 for the term of two years with possible re-election.