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European Dactyloscopy (Eurodac)
Article 2

Article 2 — Definitions

  1. For the purposes of this Regulation:
    1. applicant for international protection means a third-country national or a stateless person who has made an application for international protection as defined in Article 2(h) of Directive 2011/95/EU in respect of which a final decision has not yet been taken;
    2. Member State of origin means:
      1. in relation to a person covered by Article 9(1), the Member State which transmits the personal data to the Central System and receives the results of the comparison;
      2. in relation to a person covered by Article 14(1), the Member State which transmits the personal data to the Central System;
      3. in relation to a person covered by Article 17(1), the Member State which transmits the personal data to the Central System and receives the results of the comparison;
    3. beneficiary of international protection means a third-country national or a stateless person who has been granted international protection as defined in Article 2(a) of Directive 2011/95/EU;
    4. hit means the existence of a match or matches established by the Central System by comparison between fingerprint data recorded in the computerised central database and those transmitted by a Member State with regard to a person, without prejudice to the requirement that Member States shall immediately check the results of the comparison pursuant to Article 25(4);
    5. National Access Point means the designated national system which communicates with the Central System;
    6. Agency means the Agency established by Regulation (EU) No 1077/2011;
    7. Europol means the European Police Office established by Decision 2009/371/JHA;
    8. Eurodac data means all data stored in the Central System in accordance with Article 11 and Article 14(2);
    9. law enforcement means the prevention, detection or investigation of terrorist offences or of other serious criminal offences;
    10. terrorist offences means the offences under national law which correspond or are equivalent to those referred to in Articles 1 to 4 of Framework Decision 2002/475/JHA;
    11. serious criminal offences means the forms of crime which correspond or are equivalent to those referred to in Article 2(2) of Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA, if they are punishable under national law by a custodial sentence or a detention order for a maximum period of at least three years;
    12. fingerprint data means the data relating to fingerprints of all or at least the index fingers, and if those are missing, the prints of all other fingers of a person, or a latent fingerprint.
  2. The terms defined in Article 2 of Directive 95/46/EC shall have the same meaning in this Regulation in so far as personal data are processed by the authorities of the Member States for the purposes laid down in Article 1(1) of this Regulation.
  3. Unless stated otherwise, the terms defined in Article 2 of Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 shall have the same meaning in this Regulation.
  4. The terms defined in Article 2 of Framework Decision 2008/977/JHA shall have the same meaning in this Regulation in so far as personal data are processed by the authorities of the Member States for the purposes laid down in Article 1(2) of this Regulation.