Article 3 — Central Unit
- A Central Unit shall be established within the Commission which shall be responsible for operating the central database referred to in Article 1(2)(b) on behalf of the Member States. The Central Unit shall be equipped with a computerised fingerprint recognition system.
- Data on applicants for asylum, persons covered by Article 8 and persons covered by Article 11 which are processed at the Central Unit shall be processed on behalf of the Member State of origin under the conditions set out in this Regulation.
- The Central Unit shall draw up statistics on its work every quarter, indicating:
- the number of data sets transmitted on applicants for asylum and the persons referred to in Articles 8(1) and 11(1);
- the number of hits for applicants for asylum who have lodged an application for asylum in another Member State;
- the number of hits for persons referred to in Article 8(1) who have subsequently lodged an application for asylum;
- the number of hits for persons referred to in Article 11(1) who had previously lodged an application for asylum in another Member State;
- the number of fingerprint data which the Central Unit had to request a second time from the Member States of origin because the fingerprint data originally transmitted did not lend themselves to comparison using the computerised fingerprint recognition system.
At the end of each year, statistical data shall be established in the form of a compilation of the quarterly statistics drawn up since the beginning of Eurodac's activities, including an indication of the number of persons for whom hits have been recorded under (b), (c) and (d).
The statistics shall contain a breakdown of data for each Member State.
- Pursuant to the procedure laid down in Article 23(2), the Central Unit may be charged with carrying out certain other statistical tasks on the basis of the data processed at the Central Unit.