Today, Ms Michèle Coninsx, President of Eurojust, made a presentation at the two-day LawTech Europe Congress, Electronic Evidence, Digital Forensics and Cyber Security, held in Brussels. The main themes of this year’s conference are cross-border evidence requests and data privacy, competition investigations, digital forensics and cyber security.
Ms Coninsx’s presentation was entitled The Value of Electronic Evidence in Cross-Border Investigations and Prosecutions of Organised Crime. The President briefly described Eurojust’s structure and role in the fight against serious organised cross-border crime before discussing the classification of electronic evidence, challenges faced by practitioners, admissibility of electronic evidence and, finally, practical approaches to ensure expedited and lawful access to electronic evidence, with a focus on innovation and cooperation. Her presentation was followed by a question and answer session.
Mr Koen Hermans, Assistant to the National Member for the Netherlands, was a panelist in the session How United Could or Should Europe be in Fighting Cybercrime?
More information on the LawTech Congress can be found on its website.