March 01
2021
Dolores Utrilla
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18th January 2021
Data, Tech & IP Justice & Litigation

Technical rules for entering data in the Schengen Information System in the field of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters

Today, official publication has been made of Commission Implementing Decision 2021/31 laying down rules for the application of Regulation 2018/1862 on the establishment, operation and use of the Schengen Information System (SIS) in the field of police cooperation and judicial cooperation in criminal matters.

This Implementing Decision contains rules regarding the minimum data quality standards and technical specifications for entering photographs, DNA profiles and dactyloscopic data in the SIS. Adopted on 13 January 2021, it repeals Commission Implementing Decision 2016/1345 on minimum data quality standards for fingerprint records within the second generation SIS (SIS II).

The new technical rules were adopted after consulting the European Data Protection Supervisor and they are addressed to the Member States, the EU Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, the EU Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency.

Commission Implementing Decision 2021/31 is available here.

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