I&J contributed

Published on
November 22, 2019

On November 22, 2019, Bertrand de La Chapelle, Executive Director of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network delivered a lightening talk at the Council of Europe Octopus Conference in Strasbourg.


The presentation highlighted the importance and positive potential of enabling normative and technical interoperability between different regimes and systems for cross-border access to electronic evidence. This is an important topic for the participants at Octopus, who are engaged in, or following the negotiation of the additional protocol to the Budapest Convention, as well as other processes.

The concept of normative and procedural interoperability emerged in the context of the 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, June 3-5, 2019 in Berlin.

The 3rd Global Conference was an important milestone in the ongoing work of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, gathering senior level stakeholders from six different stakeholder groups: governments, business, civil society, technical operators, academia and international organizations. Participants at the conference sent a strong message regarding the need to strengthen coordination among actors. 

The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network currently convenes key stakeholders, in three policy Programs, where operational Norms, Criteria and Mechanisms are actively developed to enhance legal interoperability in cyberspace.

The Data & Jurisdiction Program addresses cross-border access to e-evidence and has developed several operational Norms, Criteria and Mechanisms to enable stakeholders to collaboratively address the transnational policy challenges.

Download the proposals for operational Norms, Criteria and Mechanisms developed by key stakeholders from governments, internet companies, civil society and international organizations in the Data & Jurisdiction Program: 


See the full list of Members of the Data & Jurisdiction Contact Group.