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 (rexin@hs-albsig.de, +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 http://c4e.cz/en/about-us/contact.

The second centre is operated by the esCERT-UPC. The centre can be contacted at http://escert.upc.edu/en/live-for-info-center.

LIVE_FOR Joint Meetings

The LIVE_FOR project is organizing two one-day joint meetings with prosecutors, judges, investigators, and other practitioners in the area of cybercrime. The main goals of the meetings are to raise awareness about the Directive 2014/41/EU regarding European investigation order (EIO) in criminal matters, and discuss

  • the  status of the Directive implementation in the EU Member States,
  • challenges and obstacles of the implementation and use of the European investigation order,
  • methods used by the EU Member States for seizure and preservation of digital evidences in cyberspace with reflection to the cloud service environment, and
  • the needs for education and training among the targeted group in the criminal justice and cybercrime investigation with reflection on live forensic.

The first meeting will take place in Brussels on April 24, 2017.

The second meeting will be organized in Ljubljana on May 30, 2017.

Financial support for covering travel and accommodation costs is available for a limited number of participants of each of the two events.

LIVE_FOR in the GPEN Newsletter

The LIVE_FOR project is featured in the January 2017 edition of the GPEN Newsletter.

GPEN (Global Prosecutors E-Crime Network) is a global network of specialist e-crime prosecutors. It was launched in 2008 under the umbrella of the International Association of Prosecutors. The network assists countries to establish a safe and secure online environment for users.

The newsletter can be read here.