Apparently, the EU Commission of Experts has identified various shortcomings in the 2018 Schengen evaluation of the Confederation as well as the Canton of Lucerne (representing the cantons). This is reported by the Luzerner Zeitung on March 22, 2019. These findings led to seven recommendations of the EU Council of Ministers to the Canton of Lucerne, according to Luzerner Zeitung in particular the following:
- The possibility that the data protection officer can be dismissed for “good cause” is to be abolished.
- The data protection officer should be able to make legally binding decisions.
- The data protection officer should be given sufficient financial and personal resources.
- The data protection officer should now have budget authority and be able to hire his own staff.
- When processing personal data, the canton must ensure that the lawfulness is checked more frequently. This concerns data in the Schengen and Visa Information Systems.