Data Subjects’ Rights
Since the moment when the Slovak Republic joined the Schengen Information System and also made available all the data kept herein which has been entered by relevant member states and also all the data entered subsequently by the Slovak Republic, and in line with legal acts on the Schengen Information System, natural persons have the right to enquire the data about him/her collected in the Schengen Information System. This entitlement is governed by the national law of the Slovak Republic. In its Article 19, the Constitution of the Slovak Republic lays down the right of each person to be protected against unlawful collecting, disclosing or other misuse of the data related to him/her.
The issue of rights of the data subjects is regulated by the Act No. 18/2018 Coll. on Personal Data Protection and on Changing and Amending of other Acts (thereinafter called „the Act on Personal Data Protection"), and also by the Act No. 171/1993 Coll. on Police Force as amended, as processing personal data for the purposes of prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties including protection against threat to public order and the prevention of such threats requires a specific legal regulation.
The data subject is each natural person whose personal data is processed and - in terms of the Article 41 of the Regulation (EC) No 1987/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 on the establishment, operation and use of the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II), Article 58 of the Council Decision 2007/533/JHA of 12 June 2007 on the establishment, operation and use of the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II) and the Act no. 18/2018 Coll. on Personal Data Protection - he/she has the right to enquire at the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic in writing which personal data about him/her is processed. The data subject has also the right to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data processed in the Schengen Information System, if he/she submits a written request. The Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic as the administrator of the Schengen Information System is obliged to provide the data subject with the information about the measures taken on his/her request within a month after receipt of his/her request.
Requests of data subjects should be delivered by post, electronically signed with an electronic signature, by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in person to the address:
Ministerstvo vnútra Slovenskej republiky
Prezídium Policajného zboru
úrad medzinárodnej policajnej spolupráce
národná ústredňa SIRENE
812 72 Bratislava
Each request shall contain a copy of the identity document (ID card, passport, etc.)
If the data subject suspects that his/her personal data is being processed illegally, he/she can, in terms of the Article 100 of the Act on Personal Data Protection, notify directly the Office for Protection of Personal Data of the Slovak Republic which shall verify if the rights of the data subject have been violated by processing the data in the Schengen Information System. The notification procedure is regulated by the Article 100 of the Act on Personal Data Protection.