EU: Statewatch briefing papers: Schengen Information System (SIS) II - legislation agreed

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Immigration Regulation: The Commission's ambitions to amend the existing SIS rules in order to harmonize the grounds for listing, to remove expressly family members of EU citizens from the SIS blacklist, to alter the rules concerning access by authorities, to extend the management period for alerts and to take over management of the system have all been rebuffed by the Council. See: Statewatch briefing paper: SIS II Regulation

Policing and Criminal Law Decision: The new Decision will differ from the current Schengen rules as regards the inclusion of biometric data. The rules on types of alerts will also be amended to include copies of European Arrest Warrants and connected data, and a lower threshold to issue alerts relating to surveillance. Access to SIS data would also be widened for Eurojust and (if the Council's text is accepted) security agencies. See: Statewatch briefing paper: SIS II Decision

Adopted texts, European Parliament report and background documentation: see SIS II: key texts


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