Call to update cross-border law enforcement cooperation on e-evidence

19/10/2023 | EURACTIV

The Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL) has recently published an opinion piece in EURACTIV, discussing the need to modernise transatlantic cooperation on cross-border law enforcement access to electronic evidence. The piece argues that as cybercrime, digital fraud, disinformation, and other illicit activities continue to rise, it is essential to have a holistic discussion between law enforcement, policymakers, and privacy communities to balance societal interests and individual rights. The article further emphasises the importance of renewed negotiations for an agreement on cross-border access to electronic evidence between the EU and the US in order to preserve transatlantic data flows, provide legal consistency, and protect individual rights within modern law enforcement procedures.

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