TRACE presented to EU Law Enforcement Agencies

On the 5th of March 2024, Dr Holger Nitsch (University of Applied Sciences for Public Service in Bavaria, Germany) and Dr Bogdan Adamyk (Aston University, UK) presented the TRACE project at the Foresight and Key Enabling Technologies workshop, organised by the European Commission’s DG Home and its Community for European Research and Innovation for Security (CERIS) in […]

The Anti-Money Laundering Authority (AMLA): A new EU authority to strengthen the AML toolkit

The development of digital technologies and growing global economy have created many opportunities for criminals and money launderers who rely on technological progress to exploit legal loopholes. The diversity of their criminal schemes makes the fight against money laundering challenging for national, regional and international policy- and lawmakers. The European Union (EU) has been at […]

Value of the TRACE Toolkit Demonstrated to Portuguese Agencies

On January 25th 2024, the TRACE consortium presented the pilot TRACE toolkit to members of the Portuguese Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and Judiciary Police (Policia Judiciária). The demonstration took place at the premises of NOVA School of Law in Lisbon, with all presentations held in a hybrid format and positive feedback received from attendees. Professor Dr Umut Turksen, […]

Enhancing the Transparency of AI systems

Transparency of emerging technologies has been a contested term across different domains. In the finalised draft of the European Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act that reached provisional agreement in December 2023, the transparency of AI systems is a key priority and broadly defined as enabling end-users and citizens to understand the design and use of AI systems by […]

Law Enforcement Technology Symposium 2023

At the stunning Louwman Museum in the Hague, the TRACE consortium was proud to welcome eight policing and security-related projects to the Law Enforcement Technology Symposium on 7th and 8th December 2023. Led by Trilateral Research’s Law Enforcement and Community Safeguarding cluster, partners took the opportunity to present the TRACE tool and discuss the ethical, legal and social requirements of responsible technology […]

TRACE Final Conference: 11-12th June 2024, Filmquartier, Vienna

The TRACE final conference will take place on 11th and 12th June 2024, at Filmquartier in Vienna, Austria. It will mark the conclusion of a three-year project to create innovative AI solutions to combat illicit money flows, and feature expert speakers from legal, technological, ethical, and social backgrounds. Guests will include law enforcement agencies, researchers, […]

TRACE presented to international audiences

Insights from the TRACE projects have been promoted to diverse audiences at two recent conferences.  On the 6th September, Professor Umut Turksen and Dr Adam Abukari from Coventry University’s Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity addressed the 32nd Annual Tax Research Network Conference at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge. Their presentation, on the notion of a Unified Tax Crime […]

The 2024 TRACE essay competition

The TRACE essay competition is inviting law undergraduates from European universities to answer the following question:   In the context of the EU law (acquis communautaire), how can the law achieve a balance between protecting fundamental rights and the use of AI in law enforcement?    The winner will receive a first prize of €150 […]

Trust in law enforcement AI and the challenges of the anti-money laundering regulatory landscape – new conference presentations

In two recent conference presentations, partners from Coventry University’s Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity provided overviews of key dimensions of TRACE’s work to tackle illicit financial flows.  On June 14th, Dr Adam Abukari, Professor Dimitrios Kafteranis and Professor Umut Turksen were pleased to address the 2023 Counter Fraud, Cybercrime and Forensic Accounting conference at the University of Portsmouth. […]