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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data exchange
  • /social sciences/law/law enforcement agencies
  • /social sciences/law

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

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)

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 398 297,50
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mirjam Buigel-De Witte (Mrs.)
THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANIZATION
France
EU contribution
€ 224 967,50
Address
Quai Charles De Gaulle 200
69006 Lyon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Caroline Goemans-Dorny (Ms.)
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 185 110
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nikolaus Forgo (Prof.)
LABORATORIO DI SCIENZE DELLA CITTADINANZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 206 510
Address
Via Guido Reni 56
00195 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giovanna Murari (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA TA MALTA
Malta
EU contribution
€ 111 012,50
Address
University Campus, Tal-qroqq
2080 Msida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mark Debono (Mr.)
CENTRE D'EXCELLENCE EN TECHNOLOGIES DE L'INFORMATION ET DE LA COMMUNICATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 181 365
Address
Avenue Jean Mermoz 28
6041 Charleroi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nikolaos Matskanis (Mr.)
PRAVO I INTERNET FOUNDATION
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 151 693,90
Address
54 Balgarska Morava Str Fl 7
1000 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexandra Tsvetkova (Ms.)
CONSEIL DES BARREAUX EUROPEENS AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 154 080
Address
Rue Joseph Ii 40
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Alonso Hernández-Pinzón (Mr.)