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Press release regarding the Schengen evaluation mission


During 29th - 1st of May 2009 the Schengen evaluation mission of Romania will take place, convening the experts of the Schengen Member States, the representatives of the European Commission and of the General Secretariat of the European Union Council, having as leading expert Mrs. Miroslava Matoušová, from the Czech Republic Data Protection Authority.

The evaluation mission has as purpose to track the personal data protection field and the accomplishment of the conditions necessary for the implementation of the Schengen acquis, taking into consideration the objective of Romania, meaning to accede to the Schengen Area in the spring of 2011.

Taking into account this occasion, the institutional capacity of the National Supervisory Authority for Personal Data Processing, the independence of this institution, the budget component as well as relevant aspects concerning the control activity of the authorities competent for supplying and/or consulting the alerts introduced in the National Information System of Alerts will be assessed.