I&J contributed

Published on
November 23, 2016

E-evidence and Jurisdiction

On December 14, 2016, Internet & Jurisdiction’s Bertrand de La Chapelle addressed the Conference on Cyber Issues organized by the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU. The one-day event allowed senior policy and security experts to take stock of the various issues and approaches related to cybersecurity ahead of the Malta Presidency, which started in January 2017. 

The experts participating in the Cybercrime Panel discussed current policy developments, legislative, and non-legislative initiatives at EU and Council of Europe level. Mr. de La Chapelle highlighted the fundamental transnational dimension and the jurisdictional challenges underlying access to e-evidence. 

Reporting on the first Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference convened by the I&J policy network, he added: 

Dialogue and synchronization between the diverse initiatives addressing this problem is essential to avoid a detrimental legal arms race: this is about establishing procedural standards between public and private actors across borders.

The conference conclusions, as summarized by the Slovak Presidency, can be found here.


Branislav Boháčik

Public Prosecutor

Office of the Attorney General of the Slovak Republic

Rita Balogh

Public Policy Senior Analyst


Cathrin Bauer-Bulst

Deputy Head of Unit, Fight Against Cybercrime

DG HOME, European Commission

Bertrand de La Chapelle

Executive Director

Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network

Erik Planken

Senior Policy Advisor Cybercrime, Law Enforcement Department

The Netherlands, Ministry of Security and Justice