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The Life Cycle of Electronic Evidence

  • Acquisition of e-Evidence and Jurisdictional Issues
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Tallinn, 18 September 2018 – 19 September 2018

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Where online and internet-related crimes are committed as a result of transnational data flows, numerous jurisdictional scenarios can arise. The lex loci delicti commissi principle requires that, in order to apply the territoriality principle, it is necessary to establish the place where the crime has been committed. Where the locus delicti is uncertain (which is very frequent when cybercrimes occur), there is a major risk that more than one country can assert jurisdiction. Moreover, even if the place where the crime has been committed is precisely determined, this often does not coincide with the place where perpetrators are physically located.

This seminar will look at the jurisdictional conflicts and at the implications for the investigation and prosecution of criminal activities. Consideration is given to the new forensic challenges posed by remote investigations and the powers of law enforcement agencies to acquire evidence residing beyond national borders.

Key topics

  • The principle of lex loci delicti commissi in the digital age
  • Procedural issues and jurisdictional conflicts
  • Remote investigations
  • Handling e-evidence

Who should attend?

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


This project, sponsored by the European Commission, consists of six seminars to take place in Zagreb, Madrid, Athens, Trier, Prague and Tallinn.

Please note that due to the large number of applications for this series on e-evidence, participants can attend only 1 event out of the 6 contemplated in the series: Zagreb, Madrid, Athens (2017) and Trier, Prague (2018). Priority will be given to those participants who did not attend an ERA event on e-evidence / online investigations / investigating web 2.0 in 2017/2018.

Registration fee: €200 with no discounts

The number of places available for participants is limited. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and according to nationalities. All applicants will be informed if they have been selected or not after application has closed.

Travel costs up to €300 and two nights' hotel accommodation up to €110 per night will 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.

Participation is only open to judges, prosecutors and lawyers in private practice from eligible EU Member States.

Spanish applicants who work for the prosecution service (CEJ) must apply for this event through CEJ.

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Documentation is available here for logged in participants at this event.


Elizabeth Greenwood
Assistant - Criminal Law
phone: +49 (0)651 937 37 322
fax: +49 (0)651 937 37 773
Foto: Elizabeth Greenwood.




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