Britain ‘will be less safe’ without access to EU crime databases – peers

By Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

Lords EU home affairs committee backs deal to help sharing of information between UK police forces and Europol

Leaving the European Union risks undermining the police’s ability to fight crime by taking the UK out of “mission critical” databases, according to a House of Lords report.

A cross-party group of peers has urged the government to secure a transition deal to avoid “a cliff edge” in data transfers when Britain leaves the EU – an issue deemed urgent for the police as there are no clear alternatives to existing ties with Europe.

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Source:: Guardian News – World

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