Europol Act 2012

8.

Provision of data to Europol Information System.

8.— (1) For the purposes of this Act and the Council Decision, the national unit or a liaison officer shall, where such data are available, provide the data referred to in subsection (2) to the Europol Information System where—

( a) a person has been convicted of a criminal offence,

( b) there are reasonable grounds for believing that a person may have committed a criminal offence,

( c) there are reasonable grounds for believing that a person is likely to commit a criminal offence.

(2) The data in relation to a person referred to in subsection (1) which shall be provided to the Europol Information System may include data relating to any or all of the following matters:

( a) surname, maiden name, given name or a name by which the person is commonly known or has assumed (whether falsely or otherwise);

( b) date and place of birth;

( c) nationality;

( d) sex;

( e) place of residence, profession and whereabouts;

( f) driving licence number, identification document number or passport data; and

( g) where necessary, other data in relation to characteristics likely to assist in identification, including fingerprint or palm print data and DNA profile or any other specific objective physical characteristics not subject to a change.

(3) Data whether or not in relation to a person referred to in subsection (1) and relating to the following matters may also be provided to the Europol Information System:

( a) a criminal offence or an alleged criminal offence committed by a person;

( b) the time, place and method of committing such a criminal offence or alleged criminal offence;

( c) the means which were or might be used to commit such a criminal offence;

( d) which designated competent authority would be investigating such a criminal offence;

( e) suspected membership of a person in a criminal organisation;

( f) a conviction for a criminal offence; or

( g) the identity of the national unit.

(4) Where requested to do so, the national unit may transmit information of types, other than that referred to in subsections (2) and (3) , in relation to a person referred to in subsection (1) , to any other national unit or to Europol.