EU TO IMPROVE CROSS-BORDER ACCESS TO E-EVIDENCE BY CREATING A LEGAL FRAMEWORK

On 8 March, a news release from the EU reported that it is taking steps to improve cross-border access to e-evidence by creating a legal framework that will enable judicial orders to be addressed directly to service providers operating in the EU.  The EU Council reached its position on the Directive on the appointment of legal representatives for the gathering of evidence in criminal proceedings. This will be an essential tool for the application of the future regulation on European production and preservation orders for electronic evidence in criminal matters, on which the Council adopted its position last December, as it sets out the rules for the appointment of service providers’ legal representatives, whose role is to receive and respond to such orders.  The news release sets out the main elements of the proposal.

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/03/08/e-evidence-package-council-agrees-its-position-on-rules-to-appoint-legal-representatives-for-the-gathering-of-evidence/

 

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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