20 to 21 October 2022 Trier, Germany

Encryption in Criminal Investigations Cracking the Nut and Options Available to Access “Going Dark” Data

Published 7 months, 3 weeks ago


The use of encryption by criminals, and therefore its impact on criminal investigations, is expected to continue to grow in the coming years.

This affects the ability of law enforcement and judicial authorities to obtain the information needed as evidence in criminal investigations and to prosecute and convict criminals.

The public debate on encryption appears highly polarized, stuck between law enforcement demands for something to be done and claims by others, particularly those in the technical community, that nothing can, or should, be done.

This hybrid seminar will examine some concrete policy and legal options available to governments and law enforcement agencies to try to address the encryption dilemma.

Key topics

  • Encrypted data: technical and legal issues
  • Demonstrations: how encryption works
  • Legal and policy solutions
  • Jurisdictional issues
  • EU legislation in progress

The event will take place in hybrid format. It is addressed to defence lawyers, in-house counsel, judges, prosecutors, investigators, civil servants and policymakers active in the field of criminal law. For more details on the programme, fees, registration, etc., please navigate to the conference website.