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The basic objective of the Schengen system is to facilitate movement of citizens amongst the member states and to remove obstacles to free trade by abolishing checks at the common internal borders. Thus, the Schengen system undoubtedly simplifies the lives of the citizens of the European Union and, at the same time, provides a basis for closer judicial and police cooperation in the EU and also serves as an inspiration for the regulation of asylum policy. The system was created by the Schengen agreement implemented by the Convention implementing Schengen agreement.

The task of the Office for Personal Data Protection in the area of Schengen cooperation is to supervise compliance with the principles of protection of personal data processed particularly through the Schengen Information System (SIS) and to guarantee the rights of the persons to whom the processed data are related.

The objective of this section of website is to provide a brief overview of the duties of the entities processing personal data within the SIS (i.e. particularly police bodies) and also on the rights of data subjects and the manner of exercising these rights, also in relation to other Schengen states.

More information about the Schengen system is available on the links:

http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/pdf/flipbook/index.html

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