Access to bank data in criminal investigations

There is a clear opposition between the clear regulation of procedures of cooperation in criminal matters as far as bank data are concerned, and the national procedures of access to the same data.

In national procedures, this absence of clear regulation puts the respects of the right to privacy at risk, particularly because the interference in this rights in not "in accordance with the law". The purpose of this PhD is to study how the access to bank data should be regulated in criminal procedure.

A comparative analysis of Luxembourg, France, and the federal level of the US will be conducted.

Personal data

Author: Maxime Lassalle

University/Institution: University of Luxembourg, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre

Short bio: Maxime Lassalle studied in France at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan in the department for Law, Economics and Management. He holds a LL.M. in European economic and financial criminal law from the University of Luxembourg and is currently pursuing a Ph.D at the same University. He interned at the European Court of Justice, in the cabinet of Advocate General Mengozzi. His research focuses on financial investigations and more precisely on the monitoring of financial transactions. He is under a joint supervision with the French university Paris Ouest Nanterre.


Phd Document

Provisional title: Access to bank data in criminal investigations

Name of supervisor/s: Katalin Ligeti, Pascal Beauvais

Language: French

Starting date: 2015-03-16

Excpected end date: 2019-03-15