Lawful evidence cOllecting & Continuity plAtfoRm Development
The Lawful evidence cOllecting and Continuity plAtfoRm Development (LOCARD) system, a project funded through the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program, would automate the collection and documentation of every digital form of evidence in every format and medium. LOCARD proposes a comprehensive framework to make far-flung, variously captured and disparate data resources into court-ready, forensically sound evidence that complies with all the special requirements demanded for the forensic capture, preservation and presentment of these data.
LOCARD’s objective operationally is to prepare data for compliant presentment by enabling both Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and their Digital Forensic laboratories and also industrial technology providers and consultants to seamlessly and collaboratively process and store potential digital evidence, observing all of the chain-of-custody requirements for those data to be compliantly presented in a court of law, at once alleviating many legal and logistical challenges that current state of the art and practice face.
Legal Admissibility between EU Member States following national and international standards, laws and methodologies for the chain of custody.
Use of blockchain technology to store data and ensure the traceability of the digital evidence.
Research of novel methods on mobile and cloud forensics procedures to solve the most fundamental pressing problems.
Manage an immutable chain of custody of the digital evidence for every crime under investigation.
Create the proper commitments per involved entity to handle the digital evidence accordingly.
Allow for usage of live-streaming data as evidence.
Provide investigators with online crawlers that will effectively detect deviant behaviour in online content.
Allow the international usage of digital evidence through ease to export and re-use of digital evidence in the corresponding format and automated filling of the forms/documents.
Allow investigators tag possible malicious activities/transactions etc, in data streams and receive notifications once alert criteria are met in processed data streams.
Allow victim organisations to monitor the progress of their digital investigation in real-time.
Allow investigators to publish anonymised data that can be used to find correlations and identify campaigns.
Provide investigators with offline tools that will assist them to collect multimedia evidence from media.
Provide an infrastructure that could be used to store all digital evidence and handle their use in a court.
Increase security of the platform by the integration of modules in a Trusted Execution Environment.
Allow citizens report malicious online events and activities.
Law Enforcement Agencies
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Locard presented at Malta's national CyberSecurity event
eSkills Malta Foundation, in collaboration and partnership with the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA), University of Malta, Malta Digital Innovation Authority (MDIA), Cyber Security Malta and Keith Cutajar (Court Expert on Digital Forensics) organised a national CyberSecurity Conference on the 5th of February 2020. Featuring speakers from Interpol and the British Computer Society among others, the event focused on challenging an audience comprising business executives and security...
Topic: Criminal Chain of Custody - Can new technology secure evidence?
What will be discussed? “With the ever-changing technology landscape, new crimes are being carried out in an ever more sophisticated manner. Traditional crimes are al…
Copyright 2020, LOCARD. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement nº 832735. This project reflects only the author’s view and the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.