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Schengen Information System II Supervision Coordination Group

 

The Schengen Information System II Supervision Coordination Group (‘SIS II SCG’) is a body set up by Regulation (EC) No 1987/2006 (referred to as ‘the SIS II Regulation’) and Council Decision 2007/533/JHA (referred to as ‘the SIS Decision’) (both referred to as ‘the SIS II legal framework’) to ensure a coordinated supervision in the area of personal data protection of the SIS II large-scale information system.
The Schengen Information System (SIS II) facilitates cooperation between national border control, customs and police authorities in the Schengen Area. SIS II is in operation in 30 European countries: 26 EU Member States (only Ireland and Cyprus are not yet connected) as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
The Supervision Coordination Group is a platform to improve the supervision of SIS II. The Group consists of representatives of the national supervisory authorities of the Member States and of the European Data Protection Supervisor. It meets at least twice a year to share its experiences, discuss problems regarding the interpretation or the application of the SIS II legal framework, analyse difficulties regarding the supervision or the exercise of the rights of data subjects, assist each other when carrying out audits and inspections, and draw up harmonised proposals for joint solutions and promote awareness of data protection rights.
So far the Coordination Group has adopted a number of reports and common positions. These include, among others: a Report on an overview of access to SIS II, a Report on the exercise of the rights of data subjects, and a Common Position on the deletion of alerts on stolen cars. The Group closely follows all legislative proposals which may directly affect SIS II.
The SIS II Regulation provides persons with a right of access and a right to correction of inaccurate data and deletion of unlawfully stored data.
If you want to know which personal data are processed in SIS II or if you want to correct or delete your data, because they were wrongfully entered in SIS II, you can make a relevant request in any Schengen country, by contacting the competent authority. If you are currently outside the Schengen Area you can also contact the consulate of a Schengen country in the country in which you currently live.

 

Information about the SIS II Coordination Coordination Group is published HERE

 

Legislation

Regulation (EC) No 1987/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 on the establishment, operation and use of the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II)

Council Decision 2007/533/JHA of 12 June 2007 on the establishment, operation and use of the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II)

Regulation (EC) No 1986/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 regarding access to the Second Generation Schengen Information System (SIS II) by the services in the Member States responsible for issuing vehicle registration certificates

2010/261/: Commission Decision of 4 May 2010 on the Security Plan for Central SIS II and the Communication Infrastructure

 

Documents:

Common Position nr. 1/2016on theDeletion of alerts on vehiclessought for seizure or use as evidence in criminal proceedingsand the interpretation of Article 38of the Council Decision 2007/533/JHA

Report on the exercise of the rights of the data subjectin the Schengen Information System (SIS)

Overview of access to the Schengen Information System II

Letter on the lack of financial and human resources given out to the data protection authorities

Letter on the new legislative package on the Schengen information system

Report on the logging to the SIS II at national level

Join letter on the legislative proposal for interoperability between EU large-scale information systems

Joint letter on the new EU legislative framework for interoperability between EU large-scale information systems

 

Activity reports: 

Activity report for the period 2016-2017

Activity report for the period 2018-2019

 

13.05.2021


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