How to exercise in Italy your rights of access to personal data in the Schengen Information System
Persons whose personal data are collected, held or otherwise processed in the Schengen Information System (hereinafter SIS) are entitled to rights of access, correction of inaccurate data and deletion of unlawfully stored data.
These rights are expressly provided for in Articles 41, 42, 43 of the Regulation (EC) No 1987/2006 of the European Parliament and the Council, and Articles 58, 59 of the Council Decision 2007/533/JHA, as well as the Italian Personal Data Protection Code (Codice in materia di protezione dei dati personali).
This information shall not be provided if Article 42 of the Regulation (EC) No 1987/2006 of the European Parliament and the Council applies.
The Garante per la protezione dei dati personali (the Italian data protection authority) is in charge of the national SIS office (N.SIS) and supervises the application of national data protection rules on personal data entered in the SIS. It controls – ex officio or at the request of the person concerned – whether the use or processing of personal data infringes the rights of data subjects.
The Italian Personal Data Protection Code (Legislative Decree No 196 of 30 June 2003) introduced changes in formalities concerning the exercise of the right of access to the SIS and of other related rights (data completion, rectification or deletion).
As of January 1, 2004, the application for access or modification of data – which previously could only be sent to the Garante per la protezione dei dati personali (indirect procedure) – can also be submitted to the Italian national SIS office (N.SIS) directly, to the following address:
Ministero dell' Interno - Direzione centrale della polizia Criminale
Servizio per il sistema informativo Interforze
Via Torre di Mezzavia, 9
Requests can also be sent by certified email (PEC) to:
or by fax: +39 0646540950
If the answer to a request is considered to be unsatisfactory, data subjects may lodge a complaint with the Garante per la protezione dei dati personali at the address given below:
Garante per la protezione dei dati personali
Piazza Montecitorio n. 121
In order to expedite the processing of such a complaint, it should be drawn up, if possible, in Italian, English, French or German and signed by the data subject concerned or the person duly representing him/her, include a summary description of the grounds on which it is lodged, and be accompanied by a photocopy of a suitable valid ID pertaining to the data subject.
All documents have to be fully readable and contain the appropriate contact details of the complainant (latest postal address or certified email-PEC) in order to facilitate correspondence.
Further information on your right to access the SIS both in Italy and in the Schengen countries is available via the Garante per la protezione dei dati personali website following the links Attività Internazionali – Schengen.
(modificato il 12/01/2017)