Statewatch article: RefNo# 36634
EU: Council of the European Union: Information sharing in the counter-terrorism context: Use of Europol and Eurojust
Statewatch News Online, June 2016
"There is great political momentum to improve information sharing... Unprecedented levels of information (of over 16.7 TB) have been shared with the Taskforce Fraternité, established at Europol

One Member State where the security service carries out the initial CT investigations, stressed that the operational risk to share outweighed the operational value for CT: CT information was classified secret and above. To share it with Europol was perceived as not possible at that classification level given that this also meant that police agencies at the national level would receive/transmit the information which would normally not have access....

Member States that do not share or share few FTF with Interpol have concerns with regard to data protection and human rights (what may happen to a terrorist suspects in a third country with a less advanced track record on human rights)....

4,129 foreign travelling terrorist fighters (including supporters) are now shared by 27 contributing parties in the EIS (19 MS, 8 third parties) - of which 1,700 are contributed by EU MS (in May 2015, there were 1,163 entries overall (17 contributing parties overall, 13 MS, 4 third parties), compared to 4,129 now)....

25,353 person entities overall (in May 2015, 6,044 person entities)."

See the full text: Information sharing in the counter-terrorism context: Use of Europol and Eurojust (LIMITE doc no: 9201-16, pdf)

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