Europol

The Joint Supervisory Body is responsible with reviewing Europol's activities and ensure that the rights of the individual are not violated by the storage, processing and utilisation of data held by Europol. One way in which the JSB fulfils this general task is by carrying out inspections of Europol.

Under the Europol Council Decision the JSB is also vested with responsibility to consider whether Europol is following the principles of data protection in a number of specific areas, such as the opening of specific analysis files, the transmission of data originating from Europol, the implementation and interpretation of the Europol Council Decision,  analysing the rules governing the transmission of personal data by Europol to third bodies and non-Member States and drawing up harmonised proposals for common solutions to existing problems.

The JSB is responsible for safeguarding the rights individuals have in relation to their personal information. This includes considering the appeals of individuals who have requested access to their information but who are not satisfied with Europol's response.

The JSB Europol is composed of up to two representatives from the data protection authorities in each Member State. Each representative shall have an alternate member.

To ensure that the JSB remains a transparent body, the Europol legal framework requires the JSB to publish an activity report at regular intervals.

For further information about the JSB Europol click here.​ 

US Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP) - Application for access to and/or rectification, erasure or blocking of personal data processed pursuant to this program.

Article 15 of the Agreement between the United States of America and the European Union on the Processing and Transfer of Financial Messaging Data from the European Union to the United States for the Purposes of the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (hereafter: the TFTP Agreement) provides the ability to seek access to personal data processed under the Agreement. Article 16 provides the ability to seek rectification, erasure or blocking of personal data that are inaccurate or processed in contravention of the Agreement. Articles 15 and 16 provide that your national data protection authority will act as intermediary to the U.S. Treasury Department, which administers the TFTP.

If you wish to make a request pursuant to Article 15 and/or Article 16 of the TFTP Agreement, please fill out the attached identification form (Form A), as well as the request form(s) (Form B and/or Form C) and waiver form (Form D). This is the information that is needed by the U.S. Treasury Department to conduct a thorough and accurate review in response to your request.

Proof of Identity 

Your national data protection authority needs to be satisfied that you are who you say you are. Consequently, we require you to provide evidence of your identity by supplying a photocopy of a driving licence, passport, identity card or other official identity document containing your photograph and bearing your signature. 

Your national data protection authority will verify your identity based solely on the information you provide. The photocopy of your proof of identity will not be transferred to the U.S. Treasury Department, but will remain with your national data protection authority. No later than six months after the file related to your Article 15 and/or Article 16 request has been closed, this photocopy will be destroyed.

Please note that this procedure only applies to individuals with the nationality of one of the EU Member States and those permanently residing in one of the countries of the European Union.

Procedure 

In order to start your application for access, please ensure you send at least the following information in hard copy to your data protection authority (see Annex 1):

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Identification Verification Form (Form A) - fully completed and signed

- Article 15 Access Request Form (Form B) - fully completed and signed and/or

Article 16 Rectification, Erasure or Blocking Request Form (Form C)
 - fully completed and signed

Waiver form (Form D) - fully completed and signed

-  Photocopy of an official means of identification bearing your signature

Further information regarding your request may be provided in a separate letter. Please ensure that you have clearly indicated whether you authorize the transfer of the additional information to the U.S. Treasury Department. Without explicit authorization to transfer the additional information to the U.S. Treasury Department, that information will only be retained by your national data protection authority and will not be used by the U.S. Treasury Department to help process the request.

Upon its receipt of your application, your national DPA will forward Form D and Form(s) B and/or C to the U.S. Treasury Department. Your national DPA will keep you informed about the procedure and after a response is provided to your national DPA by the U.S. Treasury Department, your national DPA will forward the information regarding your request to you without undue delay. However, please bear in mind that the response to your access request may be very limited, given the nature of the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program.​