‘Gilles de Kerchove: ‘Brexit won’t have an impact on intelligence sharing’ ‘

Gilles de Kerchove d’Ousselghem (born 3 October 1956 in Uccle/Ukkel, Belgium) is a Belgian senior European Union official. Director of Justice and Home Affairs (HJA) in the Council Secretariat of the European Union from 1995 – 2007, he has since been appointed as EU Counter-terrorism Coordinator, succeeding Gijs de Vries.

Intelligence sharing is “the ability to exchange intelligence, information, data, or knowledge among Federal, state, local or private-sector entities as appropriate.”Intelligence sharing also involves intergovernmental bilateral or multilateral agreements and through international organizations. Intelligence sharing is meant to facilitate the use of actionable intelligence to a broader range of decision-makers.

Intelligence sharing is contrasted with information sharing, which may share the same methods of dissemination, but involves non-evaluated materials that have not been put through the rigors of the intelligence cycle.

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