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Right of access regarding SIS data

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

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

The request for access must be submitted to the Sirene Bureau

To the
Ministry of the Interior
Bundeskriminalamt, Sirene Österreich
Josef Holaubek Platz 1
A-1090 Vienna
E-Mail:  bundeskriminalamt@bmi.gv.at 

Please note: In order to prevent misuse, you have to prove your identity to the controller. Therefore, the access request has to be signed and accompanied by a copy of an official document, e.g. a passport. The access request has to be in writing.

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

However, information shall not be communicated to the data subject if this is indispensable for the performance of a lawful task in connection with an alert or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of third parties. 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.

Right of access form and further information