Except the Schengen Information System also other common systems have been created helping to enhance cooperation in the visa policies of the EU (VIS), asylum policies (EURODAC) and customs (CIS). The Office for personal Data Protection supervises the lawfulness of the data processing in these systems as well.
VIS (VISA INFORMATION SYSTEM)
The VIS has the purpose of improving the implementation of the common visa policy, consular cooperation and consultation between central visa authorities by facilitating the exchange of data between Member States on applications and on the decisions relating thereto, in order to facilitate the visa application procedure, to prevent ‘visa shopping’, to facilitate the fight against fraud and to facilitate checks at external border crossing points and within the territory of the Member States. The VIS should also assist in the identification of any person who may not, or may no longer, fulfil the conditions for entry to, stay or residence on the territory of the Member States. The basic legal instruments implementing the VIS are:
More information available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
The objective of EURODAC is to establish a system for comparing fingerprints of asylum seekers and some categories of illegal immigrants. It will facilitate the application of the Dublin II Regulation, which makes it possible to determine the European Union country responsible for examining an asylum application. Legal instruments:
· Council Regulation No 2725/2000 of 11 December 2000 concerning the establishment of 'Eurodac' for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of the Dublin Convention.
· Council Regulation (EC) No 407/2002 of 28 February 2002 laying down certain rules to implement Regulation (EC) No 2725/2000 concerning the establishment of "Eurodac" for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of the Dublin Convention.
More information on the website of the Ministry of Interior: http://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/asylum-and-migration-documents-eurodac.aspx.
In order to manage technical aspects of the large-scaled information systems like SIS II, VIS and EURODAC, the European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT-systems (eu-LISA) has been created. The core task of the Agency is to keep the IT systems under its responsibility functioning 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ensuring the continuous, uninterrupted exchange of data between national authorities. The Agency is also be responsible for adopting and implementing security measures, organizing training for IT experts on the systems under its management, reporting, publishing statistics and monitoring research activities. The Agency needs to maintain the complete separation of data in the three systems and ensure that security and data protection requirements are fully met.
More information here.
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