The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) represents the bars and law societies of 45 countries, and through them more than 1 million European lawyers. The CCBE regularly responds on behalf of its members on policy issues which affect European citizens and lawyers.
On 14 April 2018, the European Commission published a proposal for a Regulation on European Production and Preservation Orders for electronic evidence in criminal matters. The CCBE welcomed that the Commission took into account various aspects which the CCBE suggested during the preceding consultation process. The CCBE previously issued preliminary comments on the subject which can be consulted for more details.
However, with the current paper, the CCBE wishes to further develop its position in relation to a number of aspects of the proposal.
The full text of the CCBE Position on the Commission proposal for a Regulation on European Production and Preservation Orders for electronic evidence in criminal matters can be found here.