End of the LIVE_FOR project

The LIVE_FOR project has successfully concluded its activities on 31 January 2019. The main results of the work performed include:

  • One stakeholder register with 165 entries was produced;
  • Three reports were prepared: (1) Report on the state of the art of the EIO Directive adoption, (2) Evaluation of the educational and training needs for the issues related to the EIO mechanisms and e-evidence, and (3) Best practices in the area of law and technology with focus on the EIO and live and cloud forensics;
  • Three joint meetings and two round tables with target group members were organised that enabled exchange of information and knowledge and contributed information for curriculum building and best practice report;
  • Curriculum for the educational workshops and the webinars was developed. The curriculum was also presented to the high level educational institutions in the area of law and technology;
  • Two 1-day face-to-face training workshops and one 5-day course were organised;
  • Two webinars, consisting of several presentations, with educational and training content on the EIO, e-evidence and digital forensics were offered on the internet;
  • Two information centres were set up as information and contact points for the members of the target groups;
  • Two partnerships were set up with the agreements for cooperation;
  • Two papers were published in the scientific journals and one paper in the proceedings of a scientific conference.

In total, the project produced 30 outputs, including 3 reports, 2 educational workshops, 1 course, 3 joint meetings, 2 round tables, 2 information centres, 2 cooperating partnerships, 1 stakeholders register, 4 social network profiles, 2 scientific journal papers, 1 scientific conference paper, 4 newsletters, 2 press releases, attendance and presentations at many events and conferences (33), 1 poster, and 2.000 project leaflets.

Reports on the main results of the project activities can be found in the Public deliverables section.

Final LIVE_FOR Joint Meeting

The final LIVE_FOR event on the “European Investigation Order (EIO) and digital forensic analysis” took place on December 18, 2018 in the city of Barcelona. The event, organized by Polytechnic University of Barcelona, attracted 39 participants from 10 European countries. Key topics of the event that aimed at presenting the main results of the LIVE_FOR project and discuss practical experiences of the practitioners were:

  • Digital Forensics – Best practices and readiness tools in cloud forensic and analysis of encrypted evidences
  • European Investigation Order (EIO) – Best Practices in EIO requests preparation: need assessment and proportionality of the requested data & ethical issues
  • New horizons for cross border gathering of e-evidence: legal and technical insights

The agenda consisted of three sessions and a round table.

Session 1: Best Practices in e-Evidence handling in EIO implementation

Charlotte J. Farrar from Europol first presented the SIRIUS project which has established a secure web platform for law enforcement professionals, judges and prosecutors, which allows them to share knowledge, best practices and expertise in the field of internet-facilitated crime investigations. After that, Antonio Rodriguez from UPC explained digital forensics from a technical point of view and showed cloud forensics best practices developed within the LIVE_FOR project. The session was chaired by Manel Medina from UPC.

Session 2: Best Practices in EIO requests preparation: need assessment and proportionality of the requested data & ethical issues

During the second session, Lewin Rexin from Albstadt-Sigmaringen University first gave an overview of the European investigation order. Then, an investigating judge Claudia Pina from Portugal presented practical issues of the process of validation and issuance of the European investigation order, while Tanja Fachathaler from Fair trials discussed the challenges to fundamental rights when accessing e-evidence. Recordings of both presentations can be seen below.

Session 3: New horizons for cross border gathering of e-evidence: legal and technical insights

The third session chaired by Catherine Garcia-van Hoogstraten from The Hague University of Applied Sciences consisted of three presentations:

Recordings of all three presentations are available below.

Round table

At the end of the event, all speakers shared their final views on the European investigation order, cross-border e-evidence collection and preservation, and digital forensics. Below you can watch the recording of the round table.

Second LIVE_FOR Webinar

On September 13, 2018 the LIVE_FOR project successfully organized the second webinar on the European investigation order (EIO), e-evidence, and digital forensics. The webinar was complemented by a face-to-face workshop in Brno on September 20, 2018.

The webinar’s programme was opened by Vaclav Stupka from the Masaryk University who briefly presented the LIVE_FOR project and the European investigation order.

Barbora Jekielek Henzl from the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic then explained the newly proposed regulation on European production and preservation orders.

Lewin Rexin from the Albstadt-Sigmaringen University presented best practices on applying the European investigation order for gathering e-evidence from the cloud.

The next two presentations were more technical. Marian Svetlik from the Masaryk University gave an overview of the basic properties of digital evidence, electronic mail and cloud.

Finally, Antonio Rodriguez from Politechnical University of Catalunya (UPC) provided an overview on digital forensics and collecting digital evidence online. He explained how Internet works, how data is stored, and what logs are available. He also showed how digital evidence can be secured, which acquisition methods can be used, and how the evidence can be securely transferred.

The slides shown during the webinar can be accessed by clicking on the above pictures.

You can find the webinar recording at the following address: https://connect.cesnet.cz/p85uteffrg8/?proto=true