|COM (2019) 71
Recommendation presented on 5 February 2019 by the European Commission on the opening of international negotiations on cross-border rules to obtain electronic evidence.
Following up on the European Council conclusions from October 2018, the European Commission proposed on 5 February 2019 the adoption of a mandate to participate in the negotiations in the Council of Europe on a second additional protocol to the Cybercrime Convention. The Convention on Cybercrime (CETS No. 185) provides a comprehensive framework for cooperation against cybercrime for over 60 countries. The Second Additional Protocol, once in place, aims to further strengthen this international cooperation including on obtaining access to electronic evidence, enhancing mutual legal assistance and setting up joint investigations.
A mandate to participate in negotiations on behalf of the European Union and its Member States aims to ensure:
The Council of the European Union adopted on 6 June the proposed mandate authorising the Commission to participate in the negotiations on behalf of the European Union (EU). Negotiations were launched in the context of the Council of Europe back in 2017.
|Justice and Home Affairs
|Cybersecurity | Cyber-security, Police | Judicial Cooperation, Security Union
|Council of Europe [CoE], European Union [EU]