Independent Chief Inspector of Borders John Vine reports on UK e-borders programme

John Vine today publishes his report on the UK e-borders programme – a risk-based border control system implemented to analyse Advance Passenger Information (API) and Passenger Name Record (PNR) data on people arriving in and exiting fro the UK.

Vine highlights the relative successes in terms of e-borders provision of actionable data to policing and security authorities (ie. in effect, the usefulness of an immigration and customs technology for non-immigration and customs purposes), but emphasises the limitations of a) the collection of passenger data, particularly within the EU, and with regard to rail and maritime; and b) the conveying of risk-based information (alerts, high risk scores) to staff who would make decisions on that basis.

The report’s recommendations:

Independent Chief Inspector of Borders John Vine reports on UK e-borders programme