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Police Cooperation

Intelligence sharing

The main objectives of the EU are to grant national law enforcement authorities access to relevant information (such as DNA and fingerprint databases or the immigration database VIS), improve police cooperation within a common framework of personal data protection and develop a European Information Exchange Model.

Law enforcement

The Commission is not in charge of operational activities. It contributes to the enhancement of law enforcement cooperation by:

Additional tools

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Specific Programme "Prevention of and Fight against Crime" (ISEC)

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Passenger Name Record (PNR)

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Organised crime

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Information Exchange Model

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Data retention

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Characteristics or information, usually numerical, that are collected through observation.



Pres conference on EU Cyber Security Strategy