Exchange of Information and Data Protection in Cross-border Criminal Proceedings in Europe

  • Ángeles Gutiérrez Zarza

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-1
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  3. European Policy and Legal Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
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  4. Eurojust, Europol and OLAF. EU Networks for Administrative, Police and Judicial Cooperation on Criminal Matters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
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  5. Exchange of Information and Cooperation Between the Member States

  6. New Developments

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      Pages 175-175
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 225-491

About this book


In the past 10 years, the Member States of the European Union (EU) have intensified their exchange of information for the purposes of preventing and combating serious cross-border crime, as manifested in three main aspects.

Firstly, there is a need to ensure the practical application of innovative principles (availability, mutual recognition) and concepts (Information Management Strategy, European Information Exchange Model) for tackling criminal organisations and networks that threaten the Internal Security of the EU.

Secondly, there has been a gradual consolidation of EU agencies and bodies (Eurojust, Europol) aimed at promoting cooperation and dialogue among law enforcement officials and judicial authorities responsible for preventing and combating drug trafficking, trafficking in human beings, child pornography, and other serious trans-national offences.

Thirdly, important EU information systems and databases (Prüm, SIS-II, ECRIS) have been created, enabling law enforcement and judicial authorities to gain access to essential information on criminal phenomena and organisations.                                                              

Pursuing a practice-orientated approach, this work provides comprehensive coverage of all these measures, as well as the applicable rules governing data quality, data protection and data security. It is especially intended for law enforcement and judicial authorities who need to develop the appropriate expertise for the practical application of the above-mentioned principles. It also offers a solid basis of practical training material for police training centres and judicial schools.


EU information systems and data bases Eurojust European Information Exchange Model Europol data protection data quality data security

Editors and affiliations

  • Ángeles Gutiérrez Zarza
    • 1
  1. 1.The HagueThe Netherlands

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