e-Evidence: EU Commission welcomes political agreement to strengthen cross-border access for criminal investigations

November 29, 2022

The European Commission welcomes the provisional political agreement reached today by the European Parliament and the Council on the new rules for sharing of e-evidence across the EU. This agreement will lead to the formal adoption of a Directive and a Regulation to govern these provisions, following Commission’s proposal.

The new rules will provide national authorities with a reliable channel to obtain e-evidence, while establishing strong safeguards to ensure a high level of protection of the rights of the persons affected.

More information is available in a press release online.