http://www.comparecarhire.co.uk/news/e- ... 15309.htmle-Borders screening system unsupported by travel operators
by Andy Hemmington March 12th, 2010
According to several travel operators and opposition parties in the UK government, the recently deployed electronic border controls, ‘e-Borders’, are not reliable.
Ministers had earlier informed the public that the e-Borders system will check 95 per cent of passenger activities by the end of 2010, but ferry companies and Eurostar told Sky News that they have not agreed a deal with the UK Border Agency yet over the electronic screening system.
Tim Reardon, from the Chamber of Shipping, however disagrees with electronic border controls, saying that it would rather cause extra disruption, hassle and cost for cruise passengers for no benefit whatsoever. e-Borders has also encountered a legal problem with the European Commission’s 2009 decision that EU passengers are not obliged to give personal details in advance. The ruling further added that any such scheme within EU’s borders must be undertaken on a voluntary basis.