Mutual Legal Assistance
“E-evidence”: Repairing the unrepairable
On 11 November 2019, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Birgit Sippel (S&D), Rapporteur for the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) presented her draft Report, attempting to fix the many flaws of the European Commission’s “e-evidence” proposal. Has Sippel MEP been successful at repairing the unrepairable? The initial e-evidence proposal by […]
New Protocol on cybercrime: a recipe for human rights abuse?
From 11 to 13 July 2018, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and European Digital Rights (EDRi) took part in the Octopus Conference 2018 at the Council of Europe together with Access Now to present the views of a global coalition of civil society groups on the negotiations of more than 60 countries on access to […]
EU Council & Commission plan to give law enforcement authorities access to data of foreign IT companies
EU Commissioner Věra Jourová revealed plans to increase the competences of criminal law enforcement authorities in a speech at the European Criminal Law Academic Network. She announced that the Council of the European Union is currently drafting Conclusions. This draft document calls for law enforcement agencies to have direct cross-border access to personal data held […]