LIVE_FOR Workshop in Brussels

On March 14, 2018 the LIVE_FOR project organised the first face-to-face educational event in Brussels after conducting the webinar last week on March 07, 2018.

The workshop focused on the title of the project: Criminal Justice Access to evidence stored in the cloud. 22 participants discussed the procedure of using the European Investigation Order as a tool for collecting electronic evidence abroad in detail.

Emmanuelle Legrand, Seconded National Expert to the European Commission (DG JUST) and a French Investigating Judge, led the discussions of the participants about the impact of location of servers for issuing evidence collection by using the EIO and analysed the EIO-form together with the attendees.

Afterwards, Antonio Rodriguez, Head of Cybersecurity at the inLab.FIB-esCERT, gave a live demonstration focussing on e-mail forensics, illustrating the technical execution of an issued digital forensics measure.

The workshop was finished by a presentation of Christian Förster, Investigator at the German Bundeskriminalamt, who introduced his INTLI project, which examines the International Lawful Interception of Telecommunication and the live exchange of evidence.

During the whole day the participants had fruitful discussions and exchanged many best practices.

Output of the workshop will be summarized in a paper, which will be published in the next quarter.

First LIVE_FOR Webinar

On March 7, 2018 the LIVE_FOR project successfully organized the first webinar on the European investigation order (EIO), e-evidences, and digital forensics. The webinar will be complemented by a face-to-face workshop in Brussels on March 14, 2018.

The webinar’s programme was opened by Lewin Rexin from Hochschule Albstadt-Sigmaringen who briefly presented the LIVE_FOR project and the three distinguished speakers

Toma Milieskaite from the European Commission, DG Justice then gave a very interesting presentation on the EIO, including the procedure of issuing, transmission, and recognition of the EIO, as well as the upcoming tools and innovations by the European Commission.

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.

Finally, Lodewijk van Zwieten, Public prosecutor from the Netherlands, presented best practices and challenges in using the EIO for the collection of e-evidence.

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:



First LIVE_FOR Educational Workshop

The first LIVE_FOR educational workshop with a title “European Investigation Order and Digital Forensics” will take place in March 2018. The workshop will be held in two parts:

  • Webinar on March 7, 2018
  • Face-to-face training event on March 14, 2018 in Brussels

Key topics of the workshop include:

  • European Investigation Order (EIO)- Procedure, scope, issuing, transmitting, practical issues and experiences
  • Future steps – Plans of the European Commission to simplify judicial cooperation
  • Digital Forensics – General overview, gathering evidence from cloud services
  • Simulation game – How to issue an EIO on digital forensics measures

The webinar will focus on the procedure of the EIO as well as basics of digital forensics. During the face-to-face event, participants shall apply their theoretical knowledge in a simulation game, connecting both, legal and technical sides of cross border access, to evidence in the cloud.

The topics will be presented by the following experts:

  • Toma Milieskaite, Seconded National Expert to the European Commission, DG Justice / Researcher on EIO
  • Lodewijk van Zwieten, Public Prosecutor on Cybercrime, Seconded National Expert to Eurojust
  • Emmanuelle Legrand, Investigative Judge, European Commission DG Justice
  • Antonio Rodriguez, Politechnical University of Catalunya (UPC), Information Systems Engineer in Cybersecurity
  • Paul Lambert, Head of Digital Forensics Group at UK HM Revenue & Customs

More detailed information about the workshop, detailed programme and the registration page are available on the workshop web page.

The participation to the webinar and face-to-face training event is free of charge. There are a limited number of subsided places available to help participants meet the cost of traveling and accommodation, available on a ‘first come first served basis’. Please indicate in your registration if you would like to be considered for a subsidised place on the course.

We kindly ask you to register before February 28, 2018. The workshops will be held in English. There is no restricted number of participants to the webinar, whereas the face-to-face training event is limited to 30. All EU Member States are entitled to participate in the webinar, you will be provided with the link to the online classroom after registration.

For further questions do not hesitate to contact Lewin Rexin (, +49 (0)173/4397723).

We are looking forward to welcoming you in our workshop!

LIVE_FOR Round Table

Mechanisms for the gathering of evidence such as the European Investigation Order face important legal challenges in environments based in cloud computer architectures. The LIVE_FOR project organized round table with a title “The European Investigation Order: Challenges to Fundamental Rights and Sovereignty in the Digital Age” that took place in Brussels on January 15th 2018,

The round table addressed cross border access to electronic evidence and judicial cooperation examining its fundamental elements and addressing some of its current and future challenges surrounding the notions sovereignty, territoriality and jurisdiction, individual´s fundamental rights and the work of law enforcement authorities in the digital era.

The round table was structured in two sections, the first of them led by Professor Mireille Hildebrandt who focused on the history of sovereignty and its practice. The second part was carried by Professor Catherine Van de Heyning and discussed Law enforcement and procedural elements of e-evidence gathering.

Each of the two sections were additionally discussed by Professor Gloria González Fuster and Professor Paul De Hert.

Video recording of the round table is available here.

LIVE_FOR Information Centres

The LIVE_FOR project has established two information centres in the Czech Republic and Spain. The main goals of the centres are to:

  • serve as points for face-to-face communication and exchange of information between the project and the public prosecutors, judges, investigative judges, law enforcement agencies, and other target groups;
  • serve as an interface between the target groups and the project activities;
  • engage legal and forensic experts to answer questions and provide consultancy to the target groups about implementation issues of the EIO and the digital forensic investigations cases.

The first information centre is operated by the Czech cybercrime centre of excellence (C4e). The centre can be contacted at

The second centre is operated by the esCERT-UPC. The centre can be contacted at