Ma3tch stands for Autonomous Anonymous Analysis. It is sophisticated technology that allows connected FIUs to match their data with other FIUs in an anonymous way. Very simplified, it converts FIU data into uniform anonymised filters without sensitive personal data. These filters can therefore safely be shared with and used by other FIUs.
For example to identify if their subjects are known to the other FIU: FIU A creates a filter from the subjects in its own database and shares this filter with FIU B through FIU.NET. By typing the name in FIU.NET FIU B checks at its own premises whether a particular subject of their own might be present in the filter they have received from FIU A. This way, no sensitive data is placed beyond the premises of each FIU.But the anonymised filters can also be used for conducting joint analyses. An example is the automated matching of subjects across the different databases to detect relations and similarities. Only in case of a positive hit, FIU.NET will display the information to the FIUs involved. In practice this means that FIUs are able to compare their subjects without revealing the names and thus, without breaching privacy.
With Ma3tch in place, FIUs can detect subjects of their interest in other countries even though they were not aware that the subject was trying to hide his proceeds in other countries. In this way the EU FIUs can operate as one, with FIU.NET as a virtual entity to detect hidden disclosures. Hence, as the criminals and terrorists move through our open borders, the EU FIUs still can detect their financial activities.