EU: Schengen Information System: SIS II TO HOLD 100 MILLION RECORDS

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European Commission Staff Working Paper: Report on the global schedule and budget for the entry into operation of the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II) (COM 1138, pdf). Delay after delay has put off the introduction of SIS II until 2012.

This report contains interesting information on the planned capacity of SIS II. The original specification planned for 15 million records rising to 23 million. However, the growth in the number of member states and more, importantly, the "intensive use" of the system by EU national agencies meant that by January 2010 there were already 31 million "alerts" (records). So planned starting capacity is no 70 million records growing to 100 million.

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