20 to 21 October 2022 Trier, Germany

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

Published 9 months, 2 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, 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 concern.

Key topics:

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