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Obtaining e-Evidence when Investigating and Prosecuting Crimes

  • Focus on internet searches for EU legal practitioners

Vilnius, 14 June 2022 – 15 June 2022

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Telecommunications Law


The objective of this event is to help legal practitioners tackle the challenges and difficulties linked to online investigations. The seminar will provide participants with a thorough understanding of the internet’s architecture and key concepts.

It will then analyse the legal challenges related to digital investigations, enabling participants to grasp the complex issues related to admissibility of e-evidence in court, with a special focus on internet searches.

Key topics

  • Technical issues (internet caches, proxy servers, encryption, deep/dark web, etc.)
  • Legal issues (evaluation of the search results, reliability and credibility of authentication, search across jurisdictions)
  • Challenges posed by websites and social networks
  • Presenting internet searches in court: prosecution and defence perspectives
  • Internet search results in court: a new evidentiary frontier for the judge?

About the Project

This seminar is part of a large-scale project sponsored by the European Commission entitled “Obtaining e-evidence when investigating and prosecuting crimes”. It consists of six seminars to take place in Dublin, Thessaloniki, Prague, Trier, Cracow and Vilnius. 


Participation is only open to judges, prosecutors and lawyers in private practice from eligible EU Member States.
  • Registration Fee
    €225 including documentation, lunches and dinner.
  • Travel expenses
    Travel costs up to €300 can be reimbursed by ERA upon receipt of the original receipts, tickets, boarding passes, invoices after the seminar. Participants are asked to book their own travel and accommodation. These rules do not apply to representatives of EU Institutions and Agencies who are supposed to cover their own travel and accommodation. Participants are advised of the obligation to use the most cost-efficient mode of transport available.
  • Accommodation
    Maximum 2 hotel nights can be reimbursed by ERA, only upon receipt of the original hotel invoice.
  • Other services
    Two lunches, beverages consumed during the event and the seminar documents are offered by ERA. One joint conference dinner is also included.

Who should attend?

Judges, prosecutors and lawyers in private practice from EU Member States.

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Important note
ERA reserves the right to switch this face-to-face event to an online-only format in case the Covid-19-related health crisis persists.


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