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SIRIUS E-Evidence Series – New Episodes are now available on LEEd!
07 September 2022

We are proud to announce that the SIRIUS E-Evidence Series is now offering even more training opportunities to law enforcement officials via the CEPOL e-Learning platform LEEd, as we have just released four new episodes.

The new addition to our SIRIUS E-Evidence Series consists of four self-paced online learning webinar sessions, created by Europol, Eurojust and the European Judicial Cybercrime Network, to help investigators cope with the complexity and the volume of information in a rapidly changing online environment by providing guidelines on specific Online Service Providers and investigative tools.

The four new episodes cover the following topics:

1. Requesting e-evidence from online gaming service providers

This episode includes a brief introduction to gaming platforms for non-gamers, as well as an overview of the policies of gaming platforms on cross border requests for disclosure of user data in criminal investigations.

2. Single Points of Contact: What are they?

This episode describes the role and benefits of “Single Points of Contact for e-evidence requests to OSPs under voluntary cooperation”.

3. Stages of data acquisition from foreign-based online service providers

This episode describes the different stages of data acquisition from foreign-based online service providers (preparatory stage, stage of preserving the data, stage of acquiring the data) and how the resources provided by the SIRUS project can provide support at each of those stages. It also explains certain core concepts of relevance as far as cross-border access to electronic evidence is concerned.

4. European Judicial Cybercrime Network - Latest developments for judicial practitioners

This episode presents the latest work of the EJCN available to the judicial community developed during its Plenaries and subgroup activities, specifically focusing on ransomware and virtual currencies.

The new episodes can be accessed here via the CEPOL e-Learning platform LEEd.

Previous episodes of the SIRIUS E-Evidence Series

The previous episodes of the series are also available in LEEd:

Part I contains the following episodes (available in Spanish, Italian, French and English here):

  • Episode 1: Cross Border Access to Electronic evidence – SIRIUS Project
  • Episode 2: Direct request - What are the policies of major Online Service Providers?
  • Episode 3: What is an Emergency Disclosure Request and how does it work?
  • Episode 4: Eight common mistakes in LEA direct requests for electronic evidence
  • Episode 5: Legal aspects of direct access, cross-border production orders and international judicial cooperation
  • Episode 6: The efficiency of using JITs to gather and exchange evidence, in particular in cybercrime cases

Part II covers the following topics (available here in English):

  • Episode 1: Standardised Model Forms for Direct Requests
  • Episode 2: Electronic Evidence: What are the policies of messaging apps providers?
  • Episode 3: Through a looking glass: The added value of the SIRIUS Platform to the investigation of cyber-enabled crimes
  • Episode 4: Judicial cooperation: e-Tools for e-Evidence

About the SIRIUS project

The SIRIUS project, co-implemented by Europol and Eurojust, is a central reference point in the EU for knowledge sharing on cross-border access to electronic evidence. It offers a variety of services, such as guidelines, trainings and tools, to help with accessing data held by online service providers. These services are available to law enforcement and judicial authorities via a platform and an application. To this day, SIRIUS serves a community of competent authorities from 44 countries, representing all EU Member States and a growing number of third countries.



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