ICT Law Projects

INTERPOL is committed to ensuring the legal framework of the Organization keeps pace with technological developments, and has an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Law team specialized in legal projects related to ICT law. Their activities are centred around six key areas.

  1. Participation in information and communication technology projects in order to:
    • enable INTERPOL to assess its legal framework against future technological developments in the areas of data protection, human rights and privacy;
    • be at the forefront of legal responses and developments to ensure that the latest technological developments have a strong legal basis;
    • provide advice to the Organisation on the development of INTERPOL’s rules and regulations to reflect the technological changes in the global law enforcement community;
    • provide legal advice to in-house projects.
  2. Encouraging collaboration among INTERPOL departments, including the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI), which are carrying out police projects involving new technologies.
  3. Developing INTERPOL as a hub for legal research related to new technologies.
  4. Assisting with drafting of model legislation relating to safeguards on the use of new technologies.
  5. Creating a dialogue and developing partnerships with academia, the private sector, civil society and law enforcement experts.
  6. Strengthening existing relationships with other international organizations.

EVIDENCE2e-CODEX Linking EVIDENCE into e-CODEX for EIO and MLA procedures in Europe

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INTERPOL is participating in a research project aiming to facilitate the exchange of electronic evidence within the EU  and to enable international cooperation in the criminal sector by creating a legally valid instrument to exchange digital evidence over the e-CODEX in the framework of mutual legal assistance (MLA) and European Investigative Order (EIO) procedures.

Tools for the Investigation of Transactions in Underground Markets


The TITANIUM project will research, develop, and validate novel data-driven techniques and solutions designed to support Law Enforcement Agencies charged with investigating criminal or terrorist activities involving virtual currencies and/or underground markets in the darknet.

Speaker Identification Integrated Project


The SIIP project is working to develop new technology to help the law enforcement community identify the voices of unknown individuals, taking into consideration current privacy and data protection laws.

Project closed.


Managing Alternatives for Privacy, Property and Internet Governance


The Mapping project serves as a forum for expert discussions on the economic, social, legal and ethical aspects of ongoing developments on the Internet, with a focus on governance, human rights (including privacy and data protection) and intellectual property.

Project closed.

Economic Impacts of Cybercrime


The e-Crime project focuses on legal developments and the effects of cybercrime, assessing existing counter-measures, measuring the economic impact of cybercrime and developing concrete responses.

Project closed.

European Informatics Data Exchange Framework for Courts and Evidence


The Evidence Project will help develop a common legal framework for the systematic and uniform application of new technologies in the collection, use and exchange of evidence.

Project closed.

Scalable Measure for Automated Recognition Technologies


We are seeing an exponential development of smart surveillance technology, and a push by legislators to provide effective legal frameworks. The Smart Project supports this by providing a draft model law that clearly reflects stakeholders’ needs and ensures a balance with citizens’ rights.

Project closed.

Rules, Expectations and Security through Privacy-Enhanced Convenient Technologies


This builds on the Smart Project and extends the scope of legal research to a number of areas such as CCTV systems, social network monitoring and automated systems tracking financial movements.

Project closed.


These projects receive funding under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological developments and demonstration and the Horizon 2020 Programme.

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