08 to 09 March 2021

Obtaining e-Evidence When Investigating and Prosecuting Crimes

Published 1 month, 2 weeks ago


As a result of online investigations, almost 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 online seminar 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

  • The foundations of electronic evidence (direct and indirect evidence, primary and secondary evidence, ownership of digital data)
  • Collecting, authenticating and evaluating digital data in the framework of legal proceedings
  • The challenges posed by encrypted data
  • Conducting a criminal investigation across state borders: search orders, search and seizure, destruction of evidence, evidence from other jurisdictions, trial
  • Chain of custody (through case studies)

Who should attend?

Judges, prosecutors and lawyers in private practice from EU Member States (Denmark does not participate in the Justice Programme 2014-2020).

For further details on the programme of the event, the conditions for participation, and the registration, please consult the conference website.