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Eurodac
Article 13

Article 13 — Responsibility for data use

  1. The Member State of origin shall be responsible for ensuring that:
    1. fingerprints are taken lawfully;
    2. fingerprint data and the other data referred to in Article 5(1), Article 8(2) and Article 11(2) are lawfully transmitted to the Central Unit;
    3. data are accurate and up-to-date when they are transmitted to the Central Unit;
    4. without prejudice to the responsibilities of the Commission, data in the central database are lawfully recorded, stored, corrected and erased;
    5. the results of fingerprint data comparisons transmitted by the Central Unit are lawfully used.
  2. In accordance with Article 14, the Member State of origin shall ensure the security of the data referred to in paragraph 1 before and during transmission to the Central Unit as well as the security of the data it receives from the Central Unit.
  3. The Member State of origin shall be responsible for the final identification of the data pursuant to Article 4(6).
  4. The Commission shall ensure that the Central Unit is operated in accordance with the provisions of this Regulation and its implementing rules. In particular, the Commission shall:
    1. adopt measures ensuring that persons working in the Central Unit use the data recorded in the central database only in accordance with the purpose of Eurodac as laid down in Article 1(1);
    2. ensure that persons working in the Central Unit comply with all requests from Member States made pursuant to this Regulation in relation to recording, comparison, correction and erasure of data for which they are responsible;
    3. take the necessary measures to ensure the security of the Central Unit in accordance with Article 14;
    4. ensure that only persons authorised to work in the Central Unit have access to data recorded in the central database, without prejudice to Article 20 and the powers of the independent supervisory body which will be established under Article 286(2) of the Treaty.

      The Commission shall inform the European Parliament and the Council of the measures it takes pursuant to the first subparagraph.