|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union, European Parliament|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 188|
Regulation (EU) 2019/1157 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 aimed at improving the security of ID cards and residence documents issued to Union citizens and their family members exercising their right of free movement.
This Regulation aims at strengthening the security in three domains:
The new rules aim to improve the security of these documents by introducing minimum standards both for the information contained in them and for security features common to all Member States that issue them.
The initiative was the follow-up to an Action Plan on strengthening the European response to travel document fraud, in which the European Commission identified actions to address the issue of document security, including identity cards and residence documents, in the framework of the terrorist threat.
The proposal was adopted by the Commission on 17 April 2018 as part of a legislative package accompanying the fourteenth progress report on the Security Union. An informal agreement between the co-legislators was reached on 19 February 2019. The European Parliament formally endorsed it on 4 April, followed by the Council on 6 June.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs|
|Keywords||Data Privacy | Protection, Free Movement of People
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|