Commission for the Control of Files (CCF)


The Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (CCF) is an independent body officially responsible for monitoring the application of INTERPOL’s data protection rules.

One of INTERPOL’s main functions is to facilitate the exchange of information between police in its member countries. This involves the processing of personal data such as names, fingerprints and DNA.

Such data is processed within a clearly defined legal framework with the aim of protecting both the fundamental rights of individuals as well as the cooperation among police internationally.

The Commission has three main roles:

  • Ensuring that the processing of personal data by INTERPOL is in compliance with the Organization’s regulations;
  • Providing INTERPOL with advice about any project, operation, set of rules or other matter involving the processing of personal data;
  • Processing individual requests for access to INTERPOL’s files, as well as complaints.