The Schengen Acquis established a joint information system referred to as “the Schengen Information System” or “SIS” with the goal to have access to alerts on persons and property for the purposes of border checks and other police and customs checks and for the purposes of issuing visas and residence permits.
The Schengen Information System (SIS) is a highly efficient large-scale information system that supports external border control and law enforcement cooperation in the Schengen States. The SIS enables competent authorities, such as police and border guards, to enter and consult alerts on certain categories of wanted or missing persons and objects.
An SIS alert not only contains information about a particular person or object but also clear instructions on what to do when the person or object has been found. Data listed in the SIS include:
Article 96 of the Acquis provides for 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 of the issuing country.
Decisions may be based on a threat to public policy or public security or to national security which the presence of an alien in the national territory may pose.
This situation may arise in particular in the case of:
Alerts shall be governed by the national law of the Contracting Party issuing the alert (art. 104 Acquis) and the law of each Contracting Party shall apply to data entered in its national section of the SIS.
Only the Contracting Party issuing the alert shall be authorized to modify, add to, correct or delete data which it has entered (art. 106). Each Contracting Party shall designate an authority which shall have central responsibility for its national section of the SIS (art. 108).
Under Article 109 of the Convention anyone has the right to have access to data entered in the SIS which relate to him and may:
The rules of procedure differ from one country to another, in that there are currently two types of the system governing the right of access to police data files – and thus the SIS. In some countries the right of access is direct to the authorities handling the data (police, gendarmerie, customs, etc.), in others it is indirect and the person must send his request for access to the national data protection agency of the State to which the request is addressed.
The procedures specific to each country applying the Schengen acquis which are to be followed by persons wishing to exercise their right of access are outlined in the Guide for exercising the right of access (available in 23 languages) compiled by the Joint Supervisory Authority of Schengen of October 15, 2015.
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Giuditta Petreni has over 10 years of experience in assisting companies and business investors with relocation of managers and staff to Italy. Giuditta has extensive experience advising corporate and private clients on a full range of Italian immigration categories. She is fluent in Italian and English.
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