Project information

Powerful Lawful Interception, Investigation, and Intelligence (POLIIICE)

Project Identification
101073795
Project Period
10/2022 - 9/2025
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
European Union
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Law
Keywords
Quantum cryptography; Fight against crime and terrorism; Quantum Technologies (e.g. computing and communication); Cybercrime; Cybercrime prevention
Cooperating Organization
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Hochschule für den öffentlichen Dienst in Bayern
Hellenic Police
Privanova SAS
Center for Security Studies
Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo SA
Nokia Bell
Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft
Estonian Police and Border Guard Board
Elektron
Ministere de l'Intérieur
Komenda Wojewódzka Policji z siedzibą w Radomiu
Libereu Entrepreneurship Ltd.
General Police Inspectorate
French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission
Inspectoratul De Politie Judetean Galati
Ministerio del Interior
KPMG P/S
Somekh Chaikin Partnership
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Limited
Sheffield Hallam University
Polismyndigheten Swedish Police Authority

POLIIICE vision is to advance European LEAs to a novel lawful-interception, investigation and intelligence era in which they will be able to effectively prevent, detect and investigate crime and terrorism amid the new age of communication (5G&Beyond, end-to-end encrypted communication and Quantum based encryption). These new age technologies turn legacy LI solutions to totally ineffective and therefore put significant risk on Europe’s fight against crime and terrorism. POLIIICE will offer, research, validate and demonstrate array of innovative LI measures at cloud & network level as well as at edge device level that together will enable LEAs to efficiently overcome the new age challenges and enable high throughput of its LI. In addition, POLIIICE will research and model QUDDaaS (Quantum unlock, detection and decryption as a service) as an envisaged central service, potentially outsourced at pan EU level, which will harness quantum computing for decryption of lawfully intercepted encrypted communication (which is vulnerable to Quantum’s Shor algorithm), for brute force detection of target-user’s credentials/tokens needed to access encrypted cloud-native apps and for Quantum unlock of lawfully seized edge devices. QUDDaaS may also detect and classify LI communications that are resistant to Quantum decryption power and therefore can’t be decrypted. POLIIICE also aims to improve the information exchange and cooperation among European LEAs by proposing and implementing a mechanism and procedure for exchanging pseudoanonymized suspect identifiers. POLIIICE is designed for ensuring the cost-effectiveness, security and integrity of the new age LI and will provide the legal and ethical framework for each of its measures while strictly complying with privacy preserving and ethics rules of operation. POLIIICE will contribute to the LI standardization and will recommend EU regulation changes for effective adaptation of POLIIICE vision and innovative LI measures.

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