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When can Government organisations and law enforcement agencies share data and for what purposes?

The ability to legally share personal data with and between government departments, law enforcement bodies and third parties in England and Wales is absolutely crucial in the fight against financial crime; however, it is, at the same time, an incredibly complex issue that has resulted in missed opportunities for optimising that fight against financial crime.

In order to address the challenges of sharing data between these bodies, Synalogik commissioned Dr. Sam Bourton, lecturer in Law, Financial Crime and Regulation at Bristol Law School, University of the West of England; Nic Ryder, a Professor in Financial Crime, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University; and Dr. Fiona Brimblecombe, a lecturer in Law, Manchester University, to examine the issues in a briefing paper.

Download the briefing paper to learn:

  • How, and when such data can be shared, and how the key principles of the GPDR and the Data Protection Act 2018 do not prohibit personal data being shared.
  • The caveats to the above, including how/why its necessary to detail the arguments and evidence.
  • Through four case studies the importance of financial intelligence and information exchange in combatting financial crimes.
  • The importance of financial intelligence as an AML/CTF countermeasure and the impact POCA, TACT, SARS and JMLIT have on Financial Terrorism.
  • How the large-scale instances of fraud demonstrate that the UK counter fraud strategy is failing.

Alternatively, watch the authors, joined by Alex Chalk MP, KC, who is the former Solicitor General for England and Wales, Chris Nelson, Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire and our Co-Founder, Daniel White, discuss their findings.

Daniel White
Daniel Co-Founded Synalogik Innovative Solutions in 2018 with individuals who came from intelligence, policing and military (UKSF) backgrounds. Daniel has practised for 18 years as a barrister in Citadel Chambers, after studying law at Birmingham University. He specialises in sports and criminal law; in particular the prosecution of serious and grave offences. Daniel is also a Judicial Officer for the RFU, Six Nations and World Rugby.