07 January 2019
At the end of December three new Regulations governing the Schengen Information System II (SIS II), the EU's largest database and information system for law enforcement and migration purposes, came into force.
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The new rules expand the types of information that will be held in the system (to include all return (deportation) decisions issued by national authorities), the types of check that can be carried out by officials (new "inquiry checks" provide a basis for questioning of individuals) as well as the types of data to be held in the system (for example, DNA profiles can now be stored).
The three Regulations in question are:
A press release published by the European Commission (pdf) provides a brief overview and a further examination of the revamped system is available here: Europe’s largest police database expanded again (Matthias Monroy, link)
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