Schengen Information System - a guide for exercising the right of access
14.11.2011 / 12:45
This Guide describes the arrangements for exercising the right of access to the Schengen Information System (SIS).
1. Nature of right of access
The data subject has a right of direct access. The data subject should primarily exercise his rights in
respect of the SIS vis-a-vis the data controller, i.e. the Police of the Czech Republic.
2. Contact details of the body to which requests for access should be addressed
Police Presidium of the Czech Republic
P. O. Box 62/K-SOU
170 89 Prague 7
3. Formalities for the request: information and documents to be supplied - possible costs
Information on how to apply for information on or correction/deletion of the data is available on the
web sites of the DPA (www.uoou.cz), including forms that the data subject may use. The web sites
of the Police (www.policie.cz) and the Ministry of Interior (http://www.mvcr.cz/eu-schengen.aspx)
provide some information, as does the general "European" web site of the Czech republic
Any data subject is entitled to send a written request to the Police of the Czech Republic (address
given above) asserting his/her right to information on and deletion or correction of his/her data
processed in the SIS. Information about the processing of personal data in the SIS is to be revealed
only to the data subject concerned (or his/her attorney). The request must contain identification of
the applicant - all first name/s, surname, date and place of birth and address. The Police is obliged
to answer within 60 days. Exercise of the right of access is free of charge.
4. Contact details of the national data protection agency and its possible role
The Office for Personal Data Protection
Pplk. Sochora 27
170 00 Praha 7
The Office for Personal Data Protection is competent to review personal data processing within the
national part of the SIS at the request of data subjects in cases where there is suspicion of an
unlawful procedure or where the controller (the Police of the Czech Republic) has not provided a
5. Expected outcome of requests for access. Content of the information supplied
The Police should answer whether any personal data concerning the data subject is contained in the
SIS, what it is, why it has been entered (for what purpose) and by which authority.
According to Art. 83/4 of the Police Act the Police must not grant the request if this would
jeopardize the accomplishment of police tasks in connection with criminal proceedings or national
security or endanger legitimate interests of a third person.
6. References of the main national laws that apply
Act No 101/2000 Coll., on the Protection of Personal Data and on Amendment to Some Acts (Art.
12 and 21)
Act No 273/2008 Coll., on the Police of the Czech Republic (Art. 83 and 84)
7. Language regime
The Czech language is the only official language for communication with the Czech authorities.
However, the Czech DPA communicates in English as well. The basic information on how to apply
for the right of the access on the web site of the Czech DPA is also available in English.