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New EU Project to Deliver Chain of Custody Assurance using Blockchain
BRUSSELS, 29th JULY 2019 – A new project has been started that will solve the challenge of assuring the chain-of-custody of digital evidence across national borders within the EU. LOCARD is a 36-month project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (Grant Agreement nº 832735.).
The LOCARD project brings together 19 Consortium Partners representing law enforcement agencies (LEAs), academia, technology specialists and industry associations from across the EU, and is focused to address twelve stakeholder groups: LEAs, judges and lawyers; forensics laboratories; public authorities; victims; NGOs and voluntary organizations working in cybersecurity; business; media; academia; research centres; members of associated sister projects and consortia.