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1 Andreas MAUSOLF Customs Liaison, Mass Marketing Fraud & Environmental Crime Fraud Unit (O28) Serious Organised Crime Department Europol Europol Unclassified - Basic Protection Level

2 Aspects of Information Management Key words: Information Society All-encompassing concept linking most of Capacity Building activities At the basis of all Law Enforcement activities and decision making

3 Goal & Vision EUROPOL as a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency organization delivers a unique set of operational services for the European Union (EU) in three main areas: To function as the principal EU support centre for law enforcement operations To become the criminal information hub of the EU To develop further as an EU centre for law enforcement expertise. Europol Unclassified - Basic Protection Level

4 These objectives derive from a vision according to which Information and intelligence are fundamental to all law enforcement activities; not just regarding investigation, but also for instance regarding control and detection by Customs authorities facilitating cross-border trade. Investigations based on penal code and on the other hand administrative risk/control management is not only complementary to each other; both are indispensable parts of general law enforcement. Effective exchange of information is of vital importance in that context, nationally, regionally and globally. Here it does not matter whether the respective competencies lie with Police, Customs or other agencies but some cross-sector challenges have to be considered. This fits all into a holistic concept of essentially required Information Management including legislative, organizational, ICT and a number of other aspects which are the basis of and are linked to most of law enforcement activities. Europol Unclassified - Basic Protection Level

5 Information Management sectors Organizational general Geographic/Legal Customs Police/other competent authorities National International Organizational specific Legal settings Administrative Investigative Units Hierarchy Two different authorities?

6 = Multi-Agency & Multi- Disciplinary Administrative authorities Investigative authorities Administrative law Penal Code Control Detection/seizure Investigations Arrest/seizure Risk Management Criminal analysis Generation of Intelligence Europol Unclassified - Basic Protection Level

7 Generation of Intelligence Structural-Technical aspects Structural-Human aspects

8 Core elements of information management and analysis -Structural/Technical aspects- Data collection Analysis operational/strategic When? What? Who? Where? How? What for? Definitions Methodology Products/ Services General storage (op./strateg.)? Or specific project? Dataformat, -transfer, Scanner, conversion software? Where are data generated, compiled, processed, stored (Database, location)? Data provider/participant? Responsibility/account. for delivery? Which data, how detailed, relevance, data protection/ confidentiality? Financial investigation data! Especially for investigations but also i.e. for CEN: At the beginning, at the end, continously, in real time? Can data be withheld? What is analysis and which are its elements? Which role does it have? Differerence operational strategic? Differentiation information gathering? (International) harmonized standards operational - strategic standardised (up-to-date) software external support/ outsourcing Operational - strategic i.e. Event analysis, telephone data analysis threat assessment, risk analysis, situation report Other services legal aspects, confidentiality Quality control/evaluation: Input/Output/Outcome Statistics

9 Structural/human aspects -Human factor- Personal Aspects Organizational aspects Expectations Engagement Motivation Organisational strukture (Hierarchy, Networks, Direct contacts, Role of investigation versus analysis Resources Trust Knowledge Skills Bureaucratic policies/ interagency rivalry cross sector collaboration Training Rewards Corporate identity Loyalität Corporate Identity

10 Europol s Functions The European Union s law enforcement agency Collect, analyse and disseminate criminal intelligence Facilitate the information exchange between Member States (MS) Provide operational and analytical support to law enforcement investigations Remit includes serious international crime and terrorism, when 2 or more MS are affected 10 Europol Unclassified - Basic Protection Level

11 Europol HQ, The Hague Analysts, Specialists and Liaison Officers (ELO) LB Network: ELOs Countries Agencies 11 Europol Unclassified - Basic Protection Level

12 International Law Enforcement Cooperation 28 Member States Liaison Bureaux (LB) 10 Third Party LBs 13 Operational Agreements 20 Strategic Agreements Police Customs Gendarmerie Financial Police Tax and Revenue Border Guard Coast Guard Immigration Security Services 12 Europol Unclassified - Basic Protection Level

13 Focal Points 13 Europol Unclassified - Basic Protection Level

14 EU law enforcement policy cycle National threat assessments compiled by each MS Summarised in Europol s Serious Organised Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA) 2013 Standing Committee on Internal Security (COSI) specifies priority crime areas for the EU Endorsed by the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council 9 European Multidisciplinary Platform Against Criminal Threat (EMPACT) projects 14 Europol Unclassified - Basic Protection Level

15 EU law enforcement policy cycle Step 1: SOCTA Step 3: EMPACT OAPs Step 2: MASP Step 4: Review and assessment 15 Europol Unclassified - Basic Protection Level

16 EMPACT Priorities Synthetic drugs and NPS Facilitation of illegal immigration Trafficking in human beings Counterfeited goods violating health and safety MTIC + Excise Fraud Cybercrime Firearms trafficking Cocaine/ heroin trafficking Organised property crime WATCH LIST: environmental crime + energy fraud Europol Unclassified - Basic Protection Level

17 Key Business Criminal information hub Facilitation of the data exchange Support to law enforcement operations Coordination and analysis Facilitation and financing of operational/expert meetings Joint investigations Expertise centre On-the-spot support 17 Europol Unclassified - Basic Protection Level

18 What we do and what we don t YES: Coordination Support Analysis NO: Execution powers Own investigations 18 Europol Unclassified - Basic Protection Level

19 Example Focal Point Smoke Cigarette supplier known as Geoff FP Smoke Suspect company, with a director called HURST British national, Geoff HURST, DOB: 30/07/1966 Basic Protection Level

20 Focal Point Smoke Purpose: To support the MSs in targeting organised crime groups involved in the unlawful manufacturing and/or smuggling of excise goods Includes alcohol & oils WEF 01/04/2014 Aim: Effective targeting of OCGs through intelligence led policing Obtain a better understanding of the problems Pooling of information and intelligence Establish links to other investigations and crime areas Identify new investigations Basic Protection Level

21 Proactive contributors to Smoke 25 EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden and UK SI and HR are not members. Agreement is needed to copy them into Siena messages for this specific JCO (use of H3 handling code on all correspondence) 7 Associates: Australia, Norway, Switzerland, US (ATF & FDA), Eurojust and Interpol (TIG) 21 Basic Protection Level

22 EMPACT Project D Excise Fraud UK (HMRC) is the driver for excise fraud Aim To disrupt the capacity of OCGs and specialists involved in excise fraud Includes intelligence, operational and financial work, plus training on tobacco, alcohol & oils Prioritised analysis at Europol, funding of meetings, training, coordinated days of action 24 countries involved: AT, BE, BG, CZ, CY, DE, EE, FI, FR, HU, IE, IT, LT, LV, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SK and UK 6 organisations: Europol, Interpol, Eurojust, CEPOL, OLAF and EUBAM Basic Protection Level

23 Funding Delegation Agreement EMPACT project work was funded under the Europol operational budget or was self funded Internal Security Fund (ISF) made 7 bn available 2015 the EC has made 360,000 available for EMPACT Priority on Excise Fraud Use it or lose it, and the funds are transferable Can cover meetings (travel, accommodation, DSA) training, equipment, operations etc UK (driver) and Europol (support) can not apply, but can benefit from the funding Beneficiaries can include third parties and private sector Basic Protection Level

24 Social Network Analysis Basic Protection Level

25 Other Areas of Work Mobile Office deployment Remote and secure access to Europol Open Source Research Project Multi language identifying relevant intelligence Europol Criminal Assets Bureau (ECAB) CARIN secretariat of financial investigators and prosecutors Basic Protection Level

26 Eisenhowerlaan 73, 2571 KK, The Hague, The Netherlands Telephone: Fax: Thank you for your time, any questions? Basic Protection Level

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