Operation of False and Authentic Docu-ment Online System

At the end of April 2020, Frontex’ Centre of Excellence for Combatting Document Fraud became responsible for the operation of the False and Authentic Documents Online system (FADO). FADO is an EU Internet-based image-archiving system set up to support the rapid sharing of images of genuine, false, and forged documents between EU Member States. It also provides information on forgery techniques used by criminals. The system was established by Joint Action in 1998 and, since then, it has been administrated by the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU.

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EU Frontex


Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

Academy of European Law (ERA)

Criminal Law

Deputy Head of Section