10th April 2013

Second Generation of Schengen out now

On April 9th, the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II) enters into operation to increase security and facilitate free movement within the Schengen area. The Schengen Information System ensures strong data protection and is designed to enable an easy exchange of information between national border control authorities, customs and police authorities on persons who may have been involved in a serious crime. It also contains a database of mising persons as well as stolen, misappropriated or lost items.

The migration of data from SIS I+ to SIS II shall be terminated following an intensive monitoring period (lasting for one month), during which both SIS I+ and SIS II will continue to co-exist and remain synchronised. As from 9 May 2013 the IT Agency (eu-LISA) will take over responsibility for the day-to-day running of the central system.

For more information, click here.

Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic