EVIDENCE (full title: European Informatics Data Exchange Framework for Courts and Evidence) is supported by the European Commission, Section ‘Security’, Subsection ‘Ordinary Crime and Forensics’, and has received funding under Seventh Framework Programme. The EVIDENCE project is coordinated by the Institute of Legal Information Theory and Techniques at the Italian National Research Council.
EVIDENCE aims at providing a road map (guidelines, recommendations, and technical standards) for realizing the missing Common European Framework for systematic and uniform application of new technologies in the collection, use and exchange of evidence. This road map would enable policy makers to realize an efficient regulation, treatment and exchange of digital evidence. It would also enable legal enforcement agencies as well as judges/ magistrates, prosecutors and lawyers practicing in the criminal field to have at their disposal (as legal/technological background) a Common European Framework allowing them to gather, use and exchange digital evidences according to common standards and rules. EVIDENCE activities will enable the implementation of a stable network of experts in digital forensics communicating and exchanging their opinions.
The project started on 1st of March 2014 and is plan to run for 30 months until August 2016.
On 24th and 25th of March 2014 the EVIDENCE project held its Kick-Off Meeting in Florence, Italy. During the meeting the 9 partners from 7 different European countries discussed and approved a number of items including project plan, outline dissemination strategy and evaluation strategy and criteria.