Cross-border access to evidence
January 19, 2022 · Blogs | Privacy and data protection | Cross border access to data
E-evidence regulation: Why it matters for medical confidentiality?
Access to health data by foreign authorities in the context of a criminal investigation – be it intentional or not – needs to be carefully regulated as it also impacts doctors’ legal and ethical duties.
December 8, 2021 · Blogs | Privacy and data protection | Cross border access to data
Press release: European Commission jumps the gun with proposal to add facial recognition to EU-wide police database
The European Commission has put forward a proposal to ‘streamline’ the automated sharing of facial recognition images and other sensitive data by police across the EU. What will be discarded in order to ‘streamline’ the process? Vital safeguards which are designed to protect all of us from state over-reach and authoritarian mass surveillance practices.
May 19, 2021 · Open letters | Privacy and data protection | Cross border access to data
“E-evidence” negotiations: a call to protect media freedoms and democratic rights from abusive cross-border orders
Together with a coalition of 25 organisations and companies, European Digital Rights (EDRi) urges the European Parliament and the Council to uphold a high level of procedural safeguards in their negotiations on the so-called “e-evidence Regulation”.
March 11, 2020 · On the ground | Privacy and data protection | Profiling practices
Germany: Invading refugees’ phones – security or population control?
In its new study, EDRi member Society for Civil Rights (GFF) examines how German authorities sniff out refugees’ phones. The aim of “data carrier evaluation” is supposed to be determining a person’s identity and their country of origin. However, in reality, it violates refugees’ rights and does not produce any meaningful results.
December 5, 2018 · Blogs | Privacy and data protection | Cross border access to data
Growing concerns on “e-evidence”: Council publishes its draft general approach
On 30 November 2018, the Council of the European Union published a draft text for its general approach on the proposal for a regulation on European Production and Preservation Orders in criminal matters – also known as “e-evidence”. The text is to be adopted by EU Member States, represented in the Council.
October 10, 2018 · Blogs | Privacy and data protection | Cross border access to data
Independent study reveals the pitfalls of “e-evidence” proposals
The conclusion of the study could not be clearer: “The added value of the new cooperation regime (quick and effective access to provider data) is mainly based on the abolition of cooperation obstacles and procedures ensuring effective protection of fundamental rights.”
April 17, 2018 · Blogs | Privacy and data protection | Cross border access to data
EU “e-evidence” proposals turn service providers into judicial authorities
Today, 17 April, the European Commission unveiled two proposals: a Regulation on cross-border access to and preservation of electronic data held by service providers and a Directive to require service providers to appoint a legal representative within the EU. The core of the Commission’s “e-evidence” initiative is that national judicial or administrative bodies can ask […]
March 19, 2018 · Blogs | Privacy and data protection | Cross border access to data
CLOUD Act: Civil society urges US Congress to consider global implications
On 19 March 2018, European Digital Rights (EDRi) co-signed a letter with three other civil society organisations, asking the US Congress to ensure that the “Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act” (the US “CLOUD Act”) is not attached to the omnibus bill. If the CLOUD Act is attached to the omnibus bill, it would […]
June 14, 2017 · Blogs
Access to e-evidence: Inevitable sacrifice of our right to privacy?
What do you do when human rights “get in the way” of tackling crime and terrorism? You smash those pillars of your democratic values – the same ones you are supposedly protecting. Give up your right to privacy, it is a fair price to pay for the guarantee of your security! This is the mantra […]
April 10, 2017 · Blogs
RightsCon session on cross-border access to e-evidence – key interventions
European Digital Rights organised a session at the RightsCon conference in Brussels on 31 March 2017, in order to build awareness among stakeholders about the multiple international developments on law enforcement access to electronic evidence. The bulk of the discussions focussed on a possible new protocol to the Cybercrime (Budapest) Convention of the Council of […]