Criminals and terrorists leave behind a trail of data: names, phones, bank account numbers, emails, IP addresses, car number plates…
Investigating agencies rely on data to detect criminals and terrorists.
But these databases are always secured and guarded, shared access is often impossible. Protected databases. Secure databases. Agencies don't share data with anybody else. No outsider is allowed to browse these databases.
But what if different agencies have data on the same person? If they run their investigations in parallel without knowing it?? If they plan two undercover operations at the same time against the same target???
Is it possible for one agency to find out that it holds the same data as another agency but not to reveal its database?
Yes, with goTrace different agencies can compare databases, find commonly held data and identify common subjects of interest.