07/11/2017 - 08/11/2017 - Judicial Cooperation
ERA Seminar - The Life Cycle of e-Evidence

Handling e-evidence in online fraud cases





Athens, 7 November 2017 – 8 November 2017



Credit card fraud is a highly profitable criminal activity which involves the unauthorised taking of another person’s credit card information for the purpose of using the money available on an account or removing funds from it. To respond effectively to this threat, cooperation between law enforcement authorities and the private sector is crucial.

This seminar will look at the different forms of payment fraud, at concrete examples of credit card fraud and at the key role played by the exchange of information between the public and private sectors.

Key topics

  • Credit card fraud: a challenge for the application of traditional fraud provisions
  • Online auction fraud (cases, technical solutions and legal responses)
  • Challenges in investigating and prosecuting internet fraud: phishing (including also dummy corporations and boiler room ops)
  • Fraud committed with electronic means of payment: experiences in EU Member States
  • Involvement of the internet industry in fighting online financial crimes

About the project

This project, sponsored by the European Commission, consists of six seminars to take place in Zagreb, Madrid, Athens, Trier, Prague and Tallinn.

Each seminar will have a specific focus:

  • The life cycle of e-evidence: from the issuing order to the presentation in court passing by the custody chain
    (Zagreb, 7-8 March 2017)
  • The life cycle of e-evidence: the rise of evidence on mobile devices (smartphones and tablets)
    (Madrid, 23-24 May 2017)
  • The life cycle of e-evidence: handling e-evidence in online fraud cases
    (Athens, 7-8 November 2017)
  • The life cycle of e-evidence: handling e-evidence in child sex abuse material
    (Trier, February 2018)
  • The life cycle of e-evidence: the challenges posed by “Cloud Computing”
    (Prague, May 2018)
  • The life cycle of e-evidence: acquisition of e-evidence and jurisdictional issues
    (Tallinn, September 2018)


Who should attend?

Judges, prosecutors and lawyers in private practice from EU Member States.

The application procedure will open in due course.


This information has been extracted from ERA website.

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