Interpol, the international organization of police organizations, has an important election coming up.

That election will determine the new membership of a body known as the Commission for the Control of Interpol’s Files. The commission’s job is to check that the processing of personal data by Interpol complies with the police organization’s own rules, and to decide on requests for access to data and for correction and/or deletion of data processed by Interpol.

Basically, the Commission for the Control of Interpol’s Files is where you have to go if you believe you have been wrongly targeted by one of Interpol’s famous “red notices” for those sought by the police organization.

Members of the commission aren’t allowed to participate in cases involving their home nation. If the commission is considering a red notice targeting a Russian individual, for example, the Russian member of the panel must step aside.


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