Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (CCF)

The CCF is an independent body that ensures that all personal data processed through INTERPOL’s channels conforms to the rules of the Organization.

INTERPOL processes a large volume of personal data through our notices and databases on criminals and crimes, such as names, photos, identifying features and fingerprints. The Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (CCF) is an independent, impartial body, officially responsible for ensuring that the processing of personal data by INTERPOL complies with the applicable rules.

The Commission has three functions, as defined in INTERPOL’s Constitution: a supervisory role, an advisory role, and a processing role—in which it handles individual’s requests for access to, correction of or deletion of data in the INTERPOL Information System.

While the Commission is an independent body of INTERPOL, cooperation with other governing bodies and members of the Organization is essential for it to operate effectively. To perform its functions, the Commission directly consults the INTERPOL General Secretariat, National Central Bureaus and other relevant entities.