Project funded by the European Union’s Justice Programme (2014-2020)
Grant Agreement: 766468
Duration: 21 months
Start date: 15/02/2018
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This project, led by the Italian National Research Centre – Institute of Legal Information Theory and Techniques (CNR- ITTIG), is a fruit of the success of two prior projects that were co-funded by the EU: e-CODEX and Evidence.
The EVIDENCE2eCodex project aims to facilitate and encourage international cooperation in the criminal sector between the involved Member State authorities, by improving the conditions for a secure and fast exchange of electronic evidences in the European Union. The project will try to cross-fertilise stakeholders and infrastructure by making them ready to implement changes in handling electronic evidences and in exchanging them electronically.
The goal is to share with both legal and IT practitioners the availability of working instruments for digital cooperation in those European Investigation Order (EIO) cases that include digital evidence by:
• creating a legally valid instrument to exchange digital evidences related to Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) and EIO procedures through e-CODEX;
• providing the legal and IT communities involved with ‘ready to use’ information on EIO, digital evidence and e-CODEX;
• developing a ‘true to life’ example of how electronic evidences can be shared through e-CODEX in a secure and standardised way to support MLA and EIO cases;
• developing first a theoretical approach for ‘large file handling’, if possible followed by a specification for practical implementation, as digital evidence could come in ‘large size’;
• producing an action plan and guidelines for EU-wide implementation of the ‘true to life’ example.
The project is carried out by a Consortium of 18 organisations from 10 countries.
K&I is specially engaged in the project activities aimed at identifying and mapping the stakeholders to be involved in public activities and meetings of EVIDENCE2e-CODEX.