IALG Assignment 2018 – 2019:
As our world becomes more digital, it is clear that police agencies will be required to respond to a new reality where traditional policies, strategies and tactics will require adaptation and adjustment. Police forces must learn to harness digital technology and understand the impact of digitization to transform the way that policing is delivered. The IALG will focus their research on the following questions: What is the current and future role of the police in the digitalized world? Does an appropriate legal framework exist to support policing in a digitalized world? To what extend and under which conditions do we need to partner with others? Are (international) police agencies able to engage in true collaboration with non-police partners? What are the implications of sharing information with non-police partners? What is the impact on the accountability mechanisms? What are the responsibilities, limits and conditions of private actors and the impact on policing? And how do police services ensure that they can transfer all material in a digital format to the criminal justice system?
Assignment giver: Oscar Kwok, Deputy Commissioner of the Hong Kong Police Force