The exhaustive work of the EVIDENCE team within the last couple of months resulted in a Semantic Structure Report, supported by a dynamic/static illustration of the categorization of electronic/digital evidence, being the basis for further research and activities under the EVIDENCE project.
A first step of the WP7 activities is the identification and classification of target users – determination of the potential ‘consumers’ for EVIDENCE technical standards in Europe i.e. the stakeholders involved in the introduction/consolidation of electronic evidence in courts (the ‘demand side’), and at the same time the identification of companies, agencies and third parties offering services related to the elaboration, storage and preservation of digital evidence (the ‘supply side’).
EC is updating its Security Research Projects Catalogue for 2014 to include the newest FP7 projects. The catalogue is widely distributed to various institutional and research stakeholders and is available at the EC website.
The laws and procedures regulating the collection, preservation and exchange of electronic evidence by law enforcement agencies are crucial as they determine the admissibility of that evidence in court and its probative value, thus fundamentally affecting the outcome of criminal proceedings.
An expert meeting discussing the legal and technological aspects of electronic evidence was held on 11th June 2014 in the ITTIG premises in Florence, Italy.
Stakeholder Forum dedicated to policy makers, practitioners, digital forensic consultants, research and academia working in fields related to collection, use and exchange of electronic evidence is now available online.
The website of the EVIDENCE project went live on 1 June, 2014. The world digital forensics community now has access to a specially designated Stakeholder Forum.
EVIDENCE team members took part in the Extraordinary General Assembly, held in Rome on May 20-21, 2014 – an event organized within the MAPPING project framework.
WP2 ‘Overview and Categorization of Electronic Evidence’ is the first one entitled with the preparation of a deliverable which will be used by all EVIDENCE team members as a common working ground for the development of the following project activities.
On 24th and 25th of March 2014 the EVIDENCE project held its Kick-Off Meeting in Florence, Italy. During the meeting the partners discussed and approved a number of items including project plan, outline dissemination strategy and evaluation strategy and criteria.