The second day of the Informal JHA Council meeting of 25-26 January was attended by Ms Michèle Coninsx, President of Eurojust, and Ms Daniela Buruiană, National Member for Romania and Chair of the Task Force on Cybercrime. The meeting was held in Amsterdam, under the auspices of the Netherlands EU Presidency, and chaired by H.E. Mr Ard van der Steur, the Dutch Minister of Security and Justice.
One of the major agenda items of the Netherlands Presidency during the meeting was cybercrime. Mses Coninsx and Buruiană were invited to attend the session on cybercrime, during which the need for alternatives to mutual legal assistance was discussed, as well as obstacles to cooperation with private parties.
Ms Coninsx’s intervention highlighted the practical challenges for prosecutors and law enforcement authorities due to different legal frameworks, with special attention paid to issues of jurisdiction in cyberspace, specifically regarding the preservation and collection of electronic evidence from electronic service providers. Ms Coninsx underlined the need to streamline the work processes of authorities and private parties, as well as to harmonise the legal frameworks in the Member States to expediently preserve, collect and share electronic evidence. Her intervention was based on information gathered from Eurojust’s strategic and tactical meetings on cybercrime.
The Netherlands Presidency of the European Union
Eurojust and cybercrime
Eurojust meetings on cybercrime and here
US cyber prosecutor at Eurojust
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