EVIDENCE Workshop on transfer of digital evidence

von Jonathan Stoklas

On 1st and 2nd of July, a workshop on “data protection in sharing and exchanging electronic evidence” was hosted by the Institute for Legal Informatics in Hanover. IRI is the leader of WP8 of the EVIDENCE project, focusing on data protection issues. Consequently, the workshop aimed at identifying issues arising around the collection and exchange of electronic evidence in criminal proceedings and providing remedies. The workshop was opened by Maria Angela Biasiotti as project coordinator and Nikolaus Forgó as host.

After that, the EVIDENCE consortium, consisting of 9 partners from 7 different countries, shortly presented the progress the EVIDENCE project has done during the last 16 month. After that, external experts from the University of Bremen, Generalstaatsanwaltschaft Celle, Eurojust, Europol and Interpol shared their experience in various presentations, a panel discussion and group discussions. The group discussions were a core component of the workshop: The participants had the chance to identify issues and rate them by pasting “EVIDENCE-dollars” to the issues that should be addressed.

The issues that turned out to be particularly important were then discussed during a second phase of group discussions in order to find remedies. The outcome of the workshop will be used for the further progress of the EVIDENCE project.

About the EVIDENCE project

All legal proceedings rely on the production of evidence in order to take place ...

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