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European Informatics Data Exchange Framework for Courts and Evidence

Objective

All legal proceedings rely on the production of evidence in order to take place. Electronic evidence is no different from traditional evidence in that is necessary for the party introducing it into legal proceedings, to be able to demonstrate that it is no more and no less than it was, when it came into their possession. In other words, no changes, deletions, additions or other alterations have taken place. The very nature of data and information held in electronic form makes it easier to manipulate than traditional forms of data. When acquired and exchanged integrity of the information must be maintained and proved. Legislations on criminal procedures in many European countries were enacted before these technologies appeared, thus taking no account of them and creating a scenario where criteria are different, uncertain, regulations are not harmonized and aligned and therefore exchange among MS jurisdictions and at transnational level is very hard to be realized. What is missing is a Common European Framework to guide policy makers, Law Enforcement Agencies and judges when dealing with digital evidence treatment and exchange.
EVIDENCE aims at providing a road map (guidelines, recommendations, technical standards) for realising the missing Common European Framework for the systematic and uniform application of new technologies in the collection, use and exchange of evidence. This road map incorporating standardized solutions would enable policy maker to realize an efficient regulation, treatment and exchange of digital evidence, LEAs as well as judges/magistrates and prosecutors and lawyers practising in the criminal field to have at their disposal as legal/technological background a Common European Framework allowing them to gather, use and exchange digital evidences according to common standards and rules.EVIDENCE activities will enable the implementation of a stable network of experts in digital forensics communicating and exchanging their opinions.

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Address

Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 311 552,60

Administrative Contact

Maria Angela Biasiotti (Dr.)

Participants (8)

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RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 398 297,50

THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANIZATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 224 967,50

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 185 110

LABORATORIO DI SCIENZE DELLA CITTADINANZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 206 510

UNIVERSITA TA MALTA

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 111 012,50

CENTRE D'EXCELLENCE EN TECHNOLOGIES DE L'INFORMATION ET DE LA COMMUNICATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 181 365

PRAVO I INTERNET FOUNDATION

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 151 693,90

CONSEIL DES BARREAUX EUROPEENS AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 154 080

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 608185

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2014

  • End date

    31 October 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 303 649

  • EU contribution

    € 1 924 589

Coordinated by:

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy