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:
- Recognition and execution of EIO: practical aspects (Tais Deus, Spanish Court Prosecutor)
- Cross-border access to electronic evidence in the EU and US: A paradigm shift in the system of cross-border access to data in criminal investigations? (Gemma Davies, Northumbria University)
- New Legislations: on European Production and Preservation Order regulation (Sergi Vazquez, Vrije Universiteit Brussel )
Recordings of all three presentations are available below.
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.