Fighting terrorism demands better information sharing

One single database might not give you any interesting information, but when you connect different databases suspicious patterns can appear. Unfortunately it's this crucial information sharing we are lacking in Europe. The US is taking the lead with their fusion centers.

After 9/11 the American government decided to connect the databases of the police and intelligence services to facilitate the search for terrorist networks. In a video interview and this article in De Tijd Jeroen Van Godtsenhoven, SAS Managing Director Belux, explains how these fusion centres work and how they use SAS technologies to search for suspicious patterns and discover terrorist networks.