Customs Information System Supervision Coordination Group
The Customs Information System Supervision Coordination Group (“CIS SCG”) is set up by Regulation (EC) No 766/2008 to ensure a coordinated supervision in the area of personal data protection of the CIS information system. The CIS SCG consists of representatives of the National Supervisory Authorities of the Member States responsible for data protection and the European Data Protection Supervisor.
They usually meet once a year, back-to-back with the Customs Joint Supervisory Authority (`Customs JSA`). In order to foster good cooperation with the Customs JSA, its chair is usually elected as the chair of the CIS supervision coordination group, as it is currently the case.
The Customs Information System (“CIS”) is a computer system centralizing customs information aiming at preventing, investigating and prosecuting breaches of Community customs or agricultural legislation. The CIS is composed of a central database accessible through terminals in each Member State. The data entered in the CIS relate to goods, means of transport, businesses and people associated to such breaches. They also relate to trends in fraud, available competencies, goods detained, seized or confiscated and cash detained, seized or confiscated.
The Customs files identification database/Fichier d`Identification des Dossiers d`Enquêtes Douanières (‘FIDE’) is an EU-wide index used in the context of the CIS. It is composed of investigation records, generated by Member States` customs and other investigation authorities for administrative purposes and for purposes of criminal investigations and prosecutions in the customs area.
The CIS and the FIDE are regulated under a double legal basis: Council Regulation (EC) No 515/97, as last amended by Regulation (EU) No 2015/1525, and Council Decision 2009/917/JHA (“the CIS legal framework”).
he CIS legal framework provides all persons whose data are in the CIS with a right of access and a right to correction of inaccurate data and deletion of unlawfully stored data.If you want to know which personal data are processed in the CIS or if you want to correct or delete your data, because they were wrongfully entered in the CIS, you can make a request in any EU Member State, by contacting the competent authority. You will be informed about the follow-up of your request within one month at the latest. The CIS SCG has adopted a Guide for exercising the right of access, which provides you with detailed information on your rights under the CIS legal framework. The Guide also lists all the competent authorities in the Member States and contains two model letters, one for the right of access and one for the right of correction or deletion.
Information about the Customs Information System Supervision Coordination Groupis published HERE
Regulation (EC) No 766/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 515/97 on mutual assistance between the administrative authorities of the Member States and cooperation between the latter and the Commission to ensure the correct application of the law on customs and agricultural matters
Regulation (EU) 2015/1525 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 September 2015 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 515/97 on mutual assistance between the administrative authorities of the Member States and cooperation between the latter and the Commission to ensure the correct application of the law on customs and agricultural matters
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