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Data subjects‘ rights regarding VIS data

Everyone can request access, rectification and deletion of their personal data in the VIS

Each person has the right to access to the data relating to him recorded in the VIS and may request the correction of inaccurate data and the deletion of unlawfully recorded data.

The request must be submitted to the Federal Ministry of the Interior

To the

Bundesministerium für Inneres (BMI)
Abteilung V/7
Minoritenplatz 9
1010 Vienna

Please note: If the controller has reasonable doubt about the identity of the natural person making the request for access, he/she may request additional information necessary to confirm the identity of the data subject. If you are not sure that the SIRENE Bureau can clearly identify you, it is recommended to attach a copy of a photo ID to the information request.

Please consult the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior (www.bmi.gv.at) for further information on the handling of requests by the Federal Ministry.

With regard to the rights to correction and deletion, the data subject shall be informed as soon as possible which measures were taken.

If the controller does not (fully) provide the relevant information within four weeks the applicant can lodge a complaint with the Datenschutzbehörde in accordance with § 24 DSG. This also applies where the controller has not (sufficiently) corrected or deleted the data. While complaint forms can be found on this website, the complaint must be filed in German. Claims for compensation are to be asserted in court.