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Obtaining e-Evidence When Investigating and Prosecuting Crimes

  • From the issuing order to the presentation in court passing by the custody chain

Online, 8 March 2021 – 9 March 2021

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As a result of online investigations, almost all criminal courts are confronted with the question of whether or not electronic evidence presented in criminal proceedings is admissible. Rules governing the admissibility of electronic evidence vary in the legal framework of different Member States and are continuously challenged by the evolution of technological devices such as computers, mobile phones and digital cameras.

This online seminar aims at promoting advanced knowledge, exchange of experience and best practices between judges, prosecutors and lawyers in private practice from EU Member States who are dealing with online investigations. This will improve participants' knowledge of the strategies and techniques used in different European countries and will ultimately improve cross-border cooperation among Member States’ authorities.

Key topics

  • The foundations of electronic evidence (direct and indirect evidence, primary and secondary evidence, ownership of digital data)
  • Collecting, authenticating and evaluating digital data in the framework of legal proceedings
  • The challenges posed by encrypted data
  • Conducting a criminal investigation across state borders: search orders, search and seizure, destruction of evidence, evidence from other jurisdictions, trial
  • Chain of custody (through case studies)

Seminar fee: 75 EUR

Who should attend?

Judges, prosecutors and lawyers in private practice from EU Member States (Denmark does not participate in the Justice Programme 2014-2020).

Interactive online conference

The online conference will be hosted on ERA’s own online training platform. You will be able to interact immediately and directly with our top-quality speakers and other participants. We will make the most of the technical tools available to deliver an intensive, interactive training experience. As the platform is hosted on our own server, the highest security settings will be applied to ensure that you can participate safely in a high-quality online training environment.

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Please note that if you wish to pay by invoice, it is required to do so at the latest two days prior to the Online Conference. A payment via credit card can be made at any time.


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