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.

 

Cooperation against Cybercrime

16-18 November 2016, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France

The Octopus Conference, took place in Brussels on 16-18 November. The conference was organized by the Council of Europe and is one of the biggest and finest platforms of exchange in cybercrime gathering experts from 80 countries, international organisations, private sector and academia.

This year conference celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Convention on Cybercrime of the Council of Europe (CETS No.185), known as the Budapest Convention which is the only binding international instrument on this issue. The Budapest Convention is supplemented by a Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism committed through computer systems. The conference provides an opportunity to interface for cybercrime experts from public and private sectors as well as international and non-governmental organisations from all over the world.

Partner of LIVE_FOR project from Spain, Ms. Carlota Urruela from UAM took part at the conference and presented a contribution addressing the collaboration between prosecutors and law enforcement officers in the fight against cybercrime.

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