A proposed electronic evidence exchange across the European Union

  • Maria Angela Biasiotti


In this article Maria Angela Biasiotti (Researcher at ITTIG-CNR, Visiting Professor in Legal Informatics at the Law Faculty of the University of Pisa, and a coordinator for the EVIDENCE Project) describes the aims, work and recommendations of the EVIDENCE project funded by the European Union. Taking account of the global nature of crime, and the fact that almost all crimes involve electronic evidence, the project investigated the significant problem of data exchange, across jurisdictions and between the domestic participants in the criminal judicial process - concluding that the European Union ought to develop a better means to exchange information and evidence relating to crimes quickly from one country to another for the purpose of investigating crime in a timely manner.

Index words: electronic evidence; electronic evidence exchange; across jurisdictional boundaries; proposals; European Union