EU: Council approves exchange between law enforcement authorities

On 24th April, the Council adopted the directive on information exchange between law enforcement authorities.

The Council of the European Union announced the adoption of the Proposal for a Directive on Information Exchange between Law Enforcement Authorities of Member States, further to the European Parliament approval in March 2023. In particular, the Council highlighted that, according to the Proposal, Member States in possession of information concerning a serious criminal offence must make this available to other Member States’ law enforcement authorities.

In addition, the Council specified that the Proposal will also remedy the multitude of communication channels currently used by law enforcement for the purpose of exchanging information, which is detrimental to the security of personal data.

You can read the announcement here.