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Data Protection in the Schenger Information System (English)

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It's your rigth to know if your personal data is stored in the Schenger Information System (SIS).

Since 1985, the Schengen Agreement is applicable. This promotes free travel. The Schengen Information System (SIS) was established for cross-border police cooperation.

In 2005, Swiss voters approved the Schengen Association Agreement. Soon after that, Switzerland has got access to the relevant information data of the participating states.

In order to avoid abuse, the agreement requires a national supervisory authority:

For Switzerland, the required supervisory activities is carried out by the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner FDPIC (for federal matters) and by the Cantonal Data Protection Commissioners (for cantonal matters).

Even as a private person, you have certain rights of control:

If you are interested on your data stored in the Schenger Information System (SIS), you may ask the Federal Office of Police (fedpol) for an information-request. Use a paper as follows:

Your Letter:

Registred Mail
Federal Office of Police
Data Protection Officer
Nussbaumstrasse 29
CH - 3003 Berne


Access Request SIS

Dear Sir or Madam,

Pursuant to Article 50 of the Ordinance on the national part of the Schengen Information System (N-SIS) and on the SIRENE bureau (Ordinance N-SIS; RS. 362.0),

I, ..............................

would like to request access to my personal data entered in the Schengen Information System.

Thank you in advance for attending this matter.

Yours faithfully



Please find enclosed: Copy of a valid identity document (passport/identity card/other valid identity document)

(Stand: 14.12.2015)