Schengen Information System (SIS)
Schengen Information System (SIS) is a database shared by all Member States in the Schengen area. It contains information on wanted, missing persons or persons under surveillance and stolen or missing vehicles and objects (such as identity papers, vehicle registration certificates and vehicle number plates).
In accordance with data protection principles, all individuals are recognized specific rights by the Schengen Convention. These include particularly:
- the right of access to data relating to them stored in the SIS
- the right to rectification when data are factually inaccurate or deletion when data have been stored unlawfully
- the right to ask the national data protection authorities to check data entered in the SIS which concern them and the use made of such data
- the right to bring proceedings before the courts or competent authorities to correct or delete incorrect data or to obtain compensation
More detailed information on the access to the Schengen Information System.
For further information please see the website of The Office for Personal Data Protection.