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of 19 February
Establishes the control and verification mechanisms
For the Schengen Information System
Under article 164 (d), article 168 (1) (b) and article 169 (3) of the Constitution, the Assembleia da República [Portuguese Parliament] hereby decrees the following:
This Act sets up the control and verification mechanisms of the national part of the Schengen Information System.
National control authority
The CNPD [Data Protection National Commission] is the national control authority entrusted with the supervision of the national part of the Schengen Information System, and with the verification that the processing and use of the data integrated in that System do not attempt on the rights of the person.
Representation in the Joint Supervisory Authority
Two representatives of the national control authority shall integrate the Joint Supervisory Authority, which carries out the attributions and responsibilities provided in article 115 of the Schengen Convention.
It is created the Data Centre that assists the Schengen Information System, working on the dependency of the Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras [Boarders and Foreigners Service], under guidance of a responsible person appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Right of access to the data in the System
The exigencies contained in the Schengen Convention exempt the applicability of the requirements provided in articles 17, 18 and 19 of Act 10/91 of 29 April [former Data Protection Act].
Approved on 16 December 1993.
The President of the Assembleia da República , António Moreira Barbosa de Melo .
Enacted on 28 January 1994.
The President of the Republic, MÁRIO SOARES
Counter-signed on 1 February 1994.
The Prime Minister, Aníbal António Cavaco Silva .