Practical Adviser on the Use of Channels for Information Exchange
In July 2018, the Working Party on Information Exchange and Data Protection (DAPIX) published a Practical Adviser complementing the Manual on Law Enforcement Information Exchange.
At the heart of the document is a comparative table analysing the different requirements for the exchange of information via five different channels: Interpol, Europol, SIRENE, Liaison Officers, and Police and Customs Cooperation Centres (PCCC). The table addresses officers working with these channels and other interested law enforcement authorities. It offers an overview of the purposes of these channels, their languages, participating Member States, possibilities for 24/7 monitoring, and the exchange of classified information as well as criteria for the choice of channels.
Furthermore, the adviser contains recommendations on the do’s and don’ts with regard to information exchange.