23 to 24 September 2019 Madrid, Spain

Investigating Web 2.0 Collection, analysis and presentation of e-evidence in court

Published 4 years, 2 months ago

Organizer Academy of European Law (ERA)
Link Event website
Contact Elizabeth Greenwood


As result of online investigations, all criminal courts are confronted with the question of whether or not electronic evidence presented in criminal proceedings is admissible. Rules governing the admissibility of electronic evidence vary in the legal framework of different Member States and are continuously challenged by the evolution of technological devices such as computers, mobile phones and digital cameras.

This conference aims at promoting advanced knowledge, exchange of experience and best practices between judges, prosecutors and lawyers in private practice from EU Member States who are dealing with online investigations. This will improve participants' knowledge of the strategies and techniques used in different European countries and will ultimately improve cross-border cooperation among Member States’ authorities.

Key topics:

  • Technical issues (internet caches, proxy servers, encryption, deep/dark web, etc.)
  • Legal implications of e-evidence (collection, evaluation and admissibility)
  • Impact of electronic evidence on criminal proceedings
  • Insights into different national EU criminal justice systems regarding the handling of e-evidence in court

About the Project

This seminar is part of a large-scale project sponsored by the European Commission entitled “Investigating web 2.0: practice-oriented training on internet searches for EU legal practitioners”. It consists of six seminars to take place in Lisbon, Dublin, Bucharest, Valletta, Barcelona and Madrid.

Organisational Issues:

For the registration procedure, fees, and other organisational information, please visit the event webpage.

Who should attend?

Judges, prosecutors and lawyers in private practice from EU Member States.