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Criminal Chain of Custody - Can new technology secure evidence?

Criminal Chain of Custody - Can new technology secure evidence? Addressing Technological Disruption in the Workplace. This was the topic for EEMA’s first Virtual High Level Fireside Briefing, which took place on 24th March.

More than 100 attendees representing 24 countries participated in the hour-long debate, that was Chaired by EEMA’s Jon Shamah. He was joined by James Rapinac, Director of Communications at Gallup, Vijay Rathour, Partner leading the Digital Forensics and Investigations Group at Grant Thornton, and Paul Kennedy, a Strategic Law Enforcement and Security Presenter.

LOCARD was presented by Mr. Pablo López-Aguilar last May 19th at the ECTEG online General Assembly aimed at bringing together law enforcement agencies, international bodies, academia, private industry and experts.

During the presentation, Mr. López-Aguilar highlighted LOCARD as the ultimate solution of accommodating jurisdictions, territories and global regulation, together with high security demands. Moreover, from the consortium we will carry out a deep research on blockchain technology by studying how to support scalability and efficiency for storing and sharing vast amounts of data with blockchain technologies.

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 practitioners on various CyberSecurity topics. Talks ranged from security management, penetration testing, digital forensics, post-quantum security and information security training, to the overlap of information security with innovative technologies.

Last January 31st, Fran Casino presented LOCARD at the Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (CISaR) Workshop organized by NTNU.

The workshops aimed to create a forum for exchanging ideas and discussing research issues that will eventually contribute to extend the network and form new synergies with members from ENISA, Goethe University FrankfurtUniversity of Geneva and Norwegian Defence University College, among others.


Tom Dasaklis presented LOCARD at the 2nd iLEADS LAB Conference 2019.

Great presentation where he highlighted that disparities on how forensic reports are presented to different stakeholders, require a need to standardise the process used in the preparation and generation of digital forensic reports.

From LOCARD, we need to encourage digital forensic best practices and facilitate sharing and admissibility of reports across jurisdictions.


Cybercrime is a risk for any society, weakens confidence in Information and Communication technologies and threatens international peace and stability. Cyber-attacks are behind several military conflicts and political disagreements, and millions of attacks on computer systems and security incidents take place every day.

Therefore, cybercrime is one of the primary concerns of governments, societies and individuals, as beyond other damages, its estimated cost in the European Union is in the scale of 15 billion euros per year with an ever-increasing trend.

This was highlighted last November at the UNESCO Internet Governance Forum, where President Emmanuel Macron launched the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace which now, after a year has the support of 74 states, 24 public authorities and local governments, 333 organizations and members of civil society and 608 companies and private sector entities.

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