19th November 2021 – Prof. Giulia Lasagni – “Admissibility of Digital Evidence in the EU” Seminar
Our first guest, that opened IDN-Digital Justice Seminar Series, was Professor Giulia Lasagni from Bologna.
Giulia Lasagni is Junior Assistant Professor in criminal procedure at the University of Bologna. She has worked in the legal department of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) of the European Central Bank and at the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). She was a Post-doc Researcher at the University of Luxembourg and a Visiting Researcher at the University of Chapel Hill (North Carolina). She is part of European research projects (DG JUST, DG HOME, Hercule) in the field of criminal justice and new technologies. She also authored the monograph “Banking Supervision and Criminal Investigation. Comparing the EU and US Experiences” (Springer/Giappichelli, 2019).
Professor presented the issue of the admissibility of digital evidence in both the European and the EU perspectives. She also talked about the lack of a general definition of this term. She analyzed the achievements of science in this matter and set out the possibilities of its further development.
Main points from the presentation were:
1) Defining digital evidence;
2) Main principles of digital forensics;
3) Critical assessment in terms of admissibility/effective remedy, remedies: a brief comparative overview, admissibility within the EU: which legal bases? which rule(s)?;
4) Which way forward?
The seminar took place both online and in-person.
You can watch our seminar here: https://youtu.be/SDu1CSwbaA4