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The APWG.eu participates in the design effort in the development of a chain of custody clearinghouse and management platform that would automate the collection, and chain-of-custody requirements, for processing and archiving digital evidence, from offline data captured from cellphones to online data intercepted in one-off video streams, web pages and databases.

The Lawful evidence cOllecting and Continuity plAtfoRm Development (LOCARD) system, a project recently 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.

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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.

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