New TRACE policy briefs address AI crime analytics, the geographic risks of money laundering via high-value assets, and cross-border investigative challenges

The second set of TRACE policy briefs deliver concise, expert recommendations from the project’s anti-money laundering research, with practical value for law enforcement agencies, financial intelligence units, and all of those interested in reducing the harms of these offences.  They address, in turn, 1) the use of Investigation Knowledge Graphs to investigate illicit money flows, 2) the […]

First TRACE policy briefs cover illicit money flows, cross-border cooperation, and Suspicious Transaction Reports

The first TRACE policy briefs are out now, and available here. As we near the end of this three-year project, our partners have developed expert recommendations for those working to tackle money laundering.  The first three briefs provide an overview of illicit money flows in the EU, guidance on improving cross-border cooperation in anti-money laundering cases, and a checklist for […]

TRACE Podcast Episode 2: The TRACE toolkit, AI and money laundering investigations 

The second episode of the TRACE podcast is out now! In this edition, Dr Alex Murphy from Trilateral Research is joined by TRACE partners Thomas Havranek from CIN Consult and Adriane Röckelein from Proflow to discuss the technical aspects of TRACE, and how its AI and analytics can assist investigators during complex money laundering investigations.  Listen now, and catch up on our […]

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 […]