“EVIDENCE2e-CODEX Linking EVIDENCE into e-CODEX for EIO and MLA
procedures in Europe” Project (EVIDENCE2e-CODEX) aims to facilitate and
encourage international cooperation in the criminal sector between the
involved Member State authorities by improving the conditions for a
secure and fast exchange of electronic evidence in the EU. In pursuit of
this objective the project will develop a uniform framework for the
easy and reliable exchange of electronic evidence in the specific
context of the European Investigation Order in criminal matters (EIO)
and Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) Procedure, regulated by the European
Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters, adopted by the
Council of Europe.
The lack of internal border control in EU and the increasing use of
Internet technologies give EU criminality a cross-border dimension.
Consequently, fast and secure procedures for access and exchange of
electronic evidence in foreign jurisdictions is a vital prerequisite for
the effective fight against crime. In response to the needs,
EVIDENCE2e-CODEX builds upon the achievements of two projects - e-CODEX
(2010-2016) and EVIDENCE (2014-2016), combining the EVIDENCE Road Map
for harmonizing the exchange of electronic evidence in EU with the
e-CODEX technological instruments used for the cross-border exchange of
information between MS authorities in the field of justice.
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