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Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence

Workshop on Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence

held in conjunction with the JURIX'2015 Conference

Organizing Chairs

Topics of Interest

This workshop will encompass topics such as the practical challenges concerning the collection, preservation and use of digital evidence in courts.

Invited Talks

Miguel Abel Souto, Universidade de Santiago


New technologies and money laundering: delicate balance between security and fundamental rights


Internet and electronic transfers, prepaid cards and payment services with mobile phones facilitate money launders’ criminal activity. However, the development of technologies has unquestionable advantages involved, and even provides verification of identity or other duty of surveillance for the prevention of money laundering.

Pedro Verdelho, Procurador da República e coordenador do Gabinete Cibercrime do Ministério Público português


Digital Evidence – the legal framework


Digital evidence in a global cybercriminal landscape; constitutional limits and legal standards; the Portuguese Law on Cybercrime.

Manuel David Masseno, Instituto Politécnico de Beja


On the limits of cybercrime investigation, an European approach


Balancing efficiency and Fundamental Rights has always been one of the hardest issues concerning Criminal investigation. From the Case Law of, both, the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union we’ll show the limits assigned to Criminal Investigation regarding issues as OSINT (Open Source Investigation), biometric records and metadata related to electronic communications. Moreover, we’ll show how this limits shaped the core of the current (Cyber) Security Policies of the European Union.

Henrique Santos, Assistant Professor of the Department of Systems Information, University of Minho


Cyber Investigator: art and profession


Cyberspace, a comprehensive concept that currently involves a substantial amount of human activity, has been evolving in an aggressive manner, creating new and interesting business opportunities, accompanied by enormous security challenges. Education and training in this area has become an important goal, to help prepare professionals capable of responding to the challenges posed. However, and as is common place in emerging areas, the lack of a well-established body of knowledge and a clear understanding of the skills required, or even desired professional acts, has caused some confusion in the workforce in general. A clear example is the investigation in the cyberspace, critical to find and understand any evidence of malicious activity, but that is lost in a huge network of information, using inefficient tools and greatly depending on personal ingenuity. In this presentation we will try to give a small contribution to the definition of what can be an investigation profession in cyberspace.

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