EU: Fair Trials: Consultation Paper on e-evidence


"Faced with increasing use of electronic evidence in the context of criminal investigations, both the US and the EU have expressed the willingness to modernise the tools enabling cross-border access to electronic data for law enforcement authorities, and to cooperate further in the exchange of electronic data. This is an opportunity for the EU and the US to set a gold standard for the world."

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 Consultation Paper on e-evidence (pdf):

"It is proposed that the new form of cooperation would, effectively, enable law enforcement authorities directly to seek the preservation or production of electronic data held by private companies overseas. Given the impact of cooperation measures on human rights, it will be crucial for the fair long-term functioning of any future mechanism that it is underpinned by human rights protections. To date, this has been recognised by vague and uncertain principles, but any failure to ensure adequate human rights protections is likely to have a negative impact on the fairness, effectiveness and long-term sustainability of the new mechanism."

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