On 6 March 2017, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued an opinion on the proposed European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS). The EDPS praised the content of the proposals, which would require visa-exempt travellers to undergo a risk assessment with respect to security, irregular migration and public health before entering the EU. However, the EDPS expressed concerns about the use of data gathered through these processes for the purpose of profiling individuals, noting that border management and security are two distinct objectives. The EDPS called for legislators to clearly set out their evidence for the necessity of such powers and to ensure that securing the EU's borders does not come at the expense of individuals' fundamental rights.