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  1. SIS- Schengen Information System The Office for personal data protection

  2. Kingdom of Belgium German Republic Republic of France Great Duchy of Luxemburg Kingdom of Nederland 1985

  3. 1990 – Schengen Acquis Schengen Information System SIS 1995 –abolishing border controls Schengen 1990 - 1995

  4. Belgium, France, Luxemburg, Germany, Netherland, Italy, Portuguese, Spain, Greece, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Island, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Czech Republic (21st December 2007), Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Rumania, Lichtenstein Great Britain and Ireland – only SIS Schengen 2012

  5. Legislation Data protection authority : independence, structure, powers, budget and supervisory role Rights of data subjects Rules for loges / IT security Visa applications Public awareness International cooperation Schengen Evaluation

  6. The SIS shall enable the authoritiesdesignated by the contracting Parties, by meansof an automated search procedure,to have access to alerts on personsand property for the purposes of border checks and other police and customs checks carried out within the country in accordance with national law and, in the case of the specific category of alerts referred to in Article 96,for the purposes of issuing visas, residence permits and the administration of legislation on aliens in the context of the applicationof the provisions of this Convention relating to the movement of persons. Schengen Acquis, Art. 92

  7. on the nationals of third (i.e. non-member) countries who are to be denied entry and residence in the Schengen area; • on persons sought for arrest; • on missing persons; • on witnesses or other persons whose cooperation is required in pending criminal proceedings; • on persons or vehicles that are to be the subject of discreet surveillance or specific checks; and • on things that are sought, such as, e.g. stolen or lost documents, automobiles, firearms or counterfeit bank notes. Thefollowing data are contained in the SIS

  8. Article 96 • Data on aliens for whom an alert has been issued for the purposes of refusing entry shall be entered on the basis of a national alert resulting from decisions taken by the competent administrative authorities or courts in accordance with the rules of procedure laid down by national law. The Schengen acquis

  9. 2. Decisions may be based on a threat to public policy or public security or to national security which the presence of an alien in national territory may pose. • This situation may arise in particular in the case of: • (a) an alien who has been convicted of an offence carrying a penalty involving deprivation of liberty of at least one year; • (b) an alien in respect of whom there are serious grounds for believing that he has committed serious criminal offences, including those referred to in Article 71, or in respect of whom there is clear evidence of an intention to commit such offences in the territory of a Contracting Party. The Schengen acquis

  10. 3. Decisions may also be based on the fact that the alien has been subject to measures involving deportation, refusal of entry or removal which have not been rescinded or suspended, including or accompanied by a prohibition on entry or, where applicable, a prohibition on residence, based on a failure to comply with national regulations on the entry or residence of aliens. The Schengen acquis

  11. Legislation Data protection authority : independence, structure, powers, budget and supervisory role Rights of data subjects Rules for loges / IT security Visa applications Public awareness International cooperation Schengen Evaluation

  12. Each Contracting Party shall designate a supervisory authority responsible in accordance with national law for carrying out independent supervision of the data file of the national section of the Schengen Information System and for checking that the processing and use of data entered in the Schengen Information System does not violate the rights of the data subject. This authority is national DPA. For this purpose, the supervisory authority shall have access to the data file of the national section of the Schengen Information System. Schengen AcquisArt. 114

  13. The nature of the personal data processed in the SIS. • 2. Whether all the alerts are justified by the SPU and by national laws. • 3. Whether all the postulates, especially those ensuing from Article 96, correspond to the actual situation of the alien. • 4. The length of time during which the alerts figure in the system and whether they have been there longer than necessary. • 5. The validity of the rights of the persons or institutions with access to the different data. • 6. The validity of the reasons for which the data were entered into the system. Inspections on SIS

  14. Thank you for your attention.