On 17 April 2018, the European Commission proposed new rules to make it quicker and easier for police and judicial authorities to obtain digital evidence, such as e-mails or documents located on the cloud, that they need to investigate, prosecute and convict criminals and terrorists.
Today, almost two thirds of crimes where electronic evidence is held in another country cannot be properly investigated or prosecuted, mainly due to the time it takes to gather such evidence or due to fragmentation of the legal framework. By making the process of obtaining electronic evidence quicker and more efficient, the proposals will help close this loophole.
Watch this video and discover more on the new rules proposed.
European Commission: Press Release