Lawful evidence cOllecting & Continuity plAtfoRm Development
LOCARD will provide a collaborative and distributed platform to automate the collection and documentation of every digital evidence. Its goal is to provide a holistic approach that aims to handle potential digital evidence to be able to present them in a court of law, alleviating many issues that face the current state of the art and practice. LOCARD increases the trust in the handling and processing of digital evidence, the management of chain of custody by providing transparency, using immutable storage to store the chain of custody and using end-to-end security through Trusted Environment Execution.
Legal Admissibility among 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 traçability 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
Judges & Lawyers
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LOCARD is at the International Security Expo 2019
Costas Patsakis, LOCARD coordinator, attended the International Security Expo 2019 in London and fostered interesting dicussions on how digital forensics, blockchain or artificial intelligence could improve the collection and documentation of every digital evidence.
Every year V-ICT-OR brings together IT managers, heads of department, project leaders, financial directors, general directors, aldermen, members of the management team on Manage IT. It’s the place to be to share visions and ideas amongst governments.…
Copyright 2019, 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.