The first issue of ENAC — a free monthly e-Newsletter mostly directed to judges, technicians, prosecutors, lawyers, computer forensics specialists, human resources managers, jurists, law enforcement bodies, and any person that deals with electronic evidence and seeks to prevent cybercrime.
The "Electronic Newsletter on the Fight Against Cybercrime" (ENAC) is a Cybex initiative and co-funded by Cybex and the European Commission's Directorate General Freedom, Security and Justice within the framework of the Criminal Justice 2009 JPEN Programme.
The ENAC tackles topics directly connected to cybercrime, including, but not limited to, the use of electronic evidence as a procedural tool to adduce evidence of crimes in court, the essential role of computer forensics as a necessary procedure to obtain electronic evidence and in proving cybecrime, as well as acting as a mechanism to facilitate the co-operation between all of those involved in cybercrime in order to thwart the progression of such threats.
The target audience of this online publication includes judges, technicians, prosecutors, lawyers, computer forensic specialists, human resources managers, jurists, law enforcement bodies, and any person that deals with electronic evidence and seeks to prevent cybercrime.
The first issue of the ENAC offers the following materials on various topics:
“Cybercrime and electronic evidence”, Pedro Verdelho • Public Prosecutor and trainer at the Centro de Estudos Judiciários
Information and communication networks are a very fruitful field to new illegal activities that were in the origin of the so called cybercrime, a new branch of criminal law. Even if it is still under construction, this new legal area is already a major issue.
“Personal data protection in collecting traffic data in electronic communications: the Spanish experience”
Elena Domínguez Peco • Public Prosecutor and Collaborator of the Spanish Data Protection Agency
Overview of the Spanish personal data protection policy in collecting traffic data in electronic communications.
“The battle against cybercrime in our society isn’t lost”
Interview with Bruce Schneier • Security technologist
“Cybercrime training, education and research: a vision for the future”
Nigel Jones • Director of Technology Risk Limited
Initiatives to harmonize cybercrime training and education across international borders plus the potential for national centers of excellence to be developed.
“Institutional fight against cybercrime: introductory view”
Liljana Selinšek • Assistant Professor at the Law Faculty in Maribor
Different types of institutional fight against cybercrime and some opened questions connected to it.
Russian Federation • Resolution of the Federal Arbitration Court of Moscow
Norway • Borgarting Appelate Court
Singapore • Alliance Management SA v Pendleton Lane Pand another
Slovenia • Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia
A number of cases are briefly set out in this first issue. Digital evidence is the main evidence, or forms a large part of the evidence in each case. The cases summarized illustrate the diversity of legal actions in which digital evidence is assessed in courts across the world.
Selection of conferences for the months of July and August 2009 that might be of benefit to lawyers, prosecutors, technitians, judges, computer forensic specialists, law enforcement bodies or any person that deals with cybercrime and electronic evidence.