Last week the book „Handling and Exchanging Electronic Evidence Across Europe“ (Biasiotti, M.A., Mifsud Bonnici, J.P., Cannataci, J., Turchi, F. (Eds.)) was published by Springer. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó, Dipl.-Jur. Christian Hawellek, Dipl.-Jur. Friederike Knoke (IRI), and Dipl.-Jur. Jonathan Stoklas (IRI) wrote the book’s chapter on „Privacy Protection in Exchanging Electronic Evidence in Europe“ (pages 255-288). This chapter focuses on privacy and data protection aspects, examining the current legal framework and it’s implications on this topics. Please find the abstract of the chapter below:
„This chapter provides an overview of the legal framework addressing the exchange of electronic evidence and the implications related to privacy and data protection. While in Chap. 11 of this Volume, the current legal situation in general is reviewed, this chapter focuses specifically on privacy and data protection. Whereas many sources of law are subject to examination in both chapters — to a certain extent, this is in the nature of things, as they both deal with legal aspects — this review looks at the sources from a particular point of view. This chapter therefore follows a particular train of thoughts: after introducing the background and relevance of the protection of privacy in the collection and exchange of electronic evidence, and presenting the methodology used, the current European legal framework is examined about existing and applicable rules on data protection regarding electronic evidence, concluding with a final summary and recommendations for a future implementation of data protection standards.“
The book is available as an eBook (PDF + EPUB) and as a hardcover book (ISBN 978-3-319-74872-6). The chapters can also be bought singly.