The new version of SIS was designed to make Schengen area even more secure and to provide the member states with further effective means of cooperation. One of the improvements that the recast version of SIS brings are new categories of alerts that can be entered into the system. These new categories include alerts related to vulnerable persons and alerts related to children who are in danger of being kidnapped. These new alerts therefore serve as means to protect children from getting kidnapped and taken away to third countries. In order to help member states in their fight against illegal immigration, the recast version of SIS also introduces new alerts on return of illegally staying third-country nationals and brings improved tools to better identify non-EU nationals.
Prague, 10 May 2022 – The Office for Personal Data Protection (OPDP) investigated into a complaint concerning installation of a video surveillance system for staff monitoring. The on-spot inspection revealed that the system is not functional but only a fake device not breaching the GDPR. However, as such installation might be regarded to be at variance with labour law regulations, the OPDP passed the matter on to the competent labour inspectorate.
2. 3. 2021 – The Office for Personal Data Protection has initiated an inspection at a private supplier of the online vaccination reservation system operated through the platform https://reservatic.com/ockovani. This step was made on the basis of numerous complaints as well as of certain media information revealing serious concerns as to the breach of the data protection law in the course of the processing operations related to this central online reservation for the COVID-19 vaccination.
23. 12. 2020 – Public institutions must explain the purposes for which they require specific personal data from citizens applying for a visit and why they process these data in a given manner. They also must justify why they used private outsourced supplier. The Office for Personal Data Protection draws attention to this issue on the basis of its investigations.
23. 10. 2020 – The prestigious international conference IS2 – Information Security Summit – took place under the auspices of the Office for Personal Data Protection. Mr Jiří Kaucký, the office´s president, presented his greetings whereby he summed up the dangers that from the data protection perspective the cyberspace brings implies and outlined possibilities how to avoid them.
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