Tue, Mar. 11, 2008

Criminal Cooperation Germany - USA

CK - Washington.   German attorney general Brigitte Zypries published a press release of a meeting she and her colleague Schäuble, Secretary of the Interior, had on March 11, 2008 with the American federal attorney general, Michael Mukasey. The signed a bilateral agreement to intensify cooperation in major criminal matters, the German press release states. Among key provisions, the two nations will transmit personally-identifiable, biometric data to the other without specific request. Information sharing will extend to the data available under the European Prüm agreement of 2005 which includes DNA. Data protection provisions complement the exchange of information provisions. Mukasey released a statement in English.


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