Right of access to the Schengen Information System in Italy.

How to exercise in Italy your rights of access to the Schengen Information System (SIS).

Right of access to the Schengen Information System in Italy.









The Schengen Information System is a data file shared by all Member States in the Schengen area. 

The following are examples of the data which may be stored in the Schengen Information System: persons wanted or under surveillance by the police, missing persons or persons who need to be placed under protection, in particular minors, persons, not nationals of a Member State of the Schengen area who are banned from entry into Schengen territory.

In accordance with data protection principles, all individuals have the right of access to personal data stored in the SIS database, the right to rectification of wrong data or deletion when data have been stored unlawfully, the right to ask the national data protection authorities to check data entered in the SIS 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 obtain compensation..

This right of access is expressly provided by the Schengen Convention of 19 June 1990. Under the Convention anyone has the right to have access to data entered in the Schengen Information System (SIS) which relate to him. This right is accompanied by the right to correction when the data are factually inaccurate or deletion when the data have been stored unlawfully. 

The right of access may be refused in order to protect the rights and freedoms of other people, or during the period of validity of an alert for the purpose of discreet surveillance.  

However, the right of access is exercised in accordance with the law of the State addressed. The rules may change according to the requested country. 

If you need to know how to exercise your right of access in Italy, don't hesitate to contact Lawyers in Italy

Please, see also:

Lawyers in Italy for the appeal against Visa refusal

How to appeal visa refusal in Italy

Appeal against unfair Schengen Visa denials in Italy

The T.A.R. of Lazio on Visa denials issued by Embassies and Consulates of Italy

The assistance of an Italian lawyer is required by law. The foreigner can't appeal by himself

List of countries whose citizens are subject to the visa obligation to enter in Italy