SIS II Supervision Coordination Group

On 11 June 2013, the first official meeting of the SIS II Supervision Coordination Group was held. This group replaced the Schengen Joint Supervisory Authority (JSA) after SIS II's entry into force on 9 April 2013.

The SIS II Supervision Coordination Group (SIS II SCG) is a platform allowing data protection authorities responsible for monitoring SIS to work together. The SIS II SCG is made up of a representative of every Member State's data protection authority and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS). The SCG SIS II administrative services are provided by the EDPS. Switzerland is represented by the one representative of the FDPIC and by one representative of the cantonal data protection authorities. The FPDIC is the national contact point for the EDPS.

The SIS II SCG is responsible for monitoring activities and joint inspections, for verifying compliance with the data protection provisions of the SIS II Regulation and the SIS II Decision, for drawing up recommendations for Member States and the central unit. During its regular meetings, participants share experiences, discuss common problems relating to the use of SIS II, and look for solutions. Representatives of the European Commission services and the European Union eu-LISA agency also take part in these meetings.