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Commission for the Control of Files (CCF)

The current website of the CCF is based on the Rules on the Control of Information and Access to INTERPOL’s Files (RCI). These rules have been abrogated on 11 March 2017, following the entry into force of the Statute of the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files, and the website of the Commission will soon be updated to reflect its new legal framework.

Introduction

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.