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|10 Jul 2017, 3:19 p.m.||Europol||David Hanson|
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much information has been exchanged by the UK to other EU member states via Europol's Secure Information Exchange Network Application service in each year since 2010.
Answer (Mr Ben Wallace)
The UK has been a strong driver in improving data sharing across EU systems to ensure that law enforcement authorities across the EU are able to develop the best possible analysis and intelligence picture.
Intelligence exchange between UK law enforcement and Europol is well-established and takes place on a daily and routine basis on a wide range of criminal activity. The National Crime Agency (NCA) also support Europol with seconded staff. This cooperation continues to assist UK efforts to tackle cross-border crime impacting on the UK.
We cannot comment specifically on sharing data with Europol systems as we do not comment on intelligence-sharing arrangements with international law enforcement organisations. However, the UK is a leading contributor to Europol databases and a leading user of the Secure Information Exchange Network Application service (SIENA).
Further information on SIENA and the Europol Information System can be found at: https://www.europol.europa.eu/activities-services/services-support/information-exchange