JOURNAL OF SOFTWARE (JSW)
ISSN : 1796-217X
Volume : 3    Issue : 3    Date : March 2008

Security of Distributed Digital Criminal Dossiers
Martijn Warnier, Frances Brazier, and Anja Oskamp
Page(s): 21-29
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Abstract
Securely managing shared information in distributed environments across multiple organisations
is a challenge. Distributed information management systems must be able to support individual
organisations’ information policies whilst securing global consistency and completeness. This
paper proposes a multi-agent approach to a distributed multi-organisational system design based
on this principle, focusing on the example of the distributed digital criminal dossier used in the
Courts of Amsterdam and Rotterdam, compiled and managed by the Public Prosecution. Security
requirements are identified and a distributed multiagent architecture proposed.

Index Terms
Security, Distributed Systems, Digital Criminal Dossiers, Legal Domain