Warning: Fraudulent emails

Fraudulent emails posing as the police have been circulating for the last several months. Senders impersonate various police authorities (fedpol, Europol, Interpol) as well as individuals (Federal Councillor Karin Keller-Sutter, fedpol Director Nicoletta della Valle).The emails threaten to initiate criminal proceedings against the recipients for visiting websites containing child pornography.

Please do not reply to these e-mails! Report them to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

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Exchange of information

Crime is a reflection of society. It is digital, mobile, connected. Terrorists and criminals do not act locally. They do not stop at borders, whether cantonal or national. In order to strengthen security, a rapid and most comprehensive exchange of information between police forces is indispensable.

Graphic - What is a PNR?

Passenger Name Records

Terrorists and other dangerous criminals operate around the globe, online, in networks and across borders. They regularly use airlines as a means of transport. The use of data on airline passengers, internationally known as passenger name records (PNRs), has already proven effective in other countries for fighting terrorism and other forms of serious crime. If Switzerland is to be able to use this efficient instrument, it needs to enact the required legislation. For this reason, the Federal Council opened the consultation process for the Passenger Name Records Act (PNRA) on 13 April 2022. The consultations are scheduled to conclude by 31 July 2022.