CYBER TOOLS ON-LINE SEARCH FOR EVIDENCE’: A PROJECT FOR AUTHENTICATION OF ELECTRONIC EVIDENCE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

According to the European Union (EU), data on computers can provide essential evidence of a crime and can reveal the means by which a crime is committed. To this end, the European Commission established a project called “Cyber Tools On-Line Search for Evidence (CTOSE).” CTOSE is a legal project designed to study authentication methods for electronic evidence in cybercrime cases so that this evidence may be admissible in court proceedings. The project helps to identify, secure, integrate and present electronic evidence related to online criminal offenses and also ensures the legal admissibility of such information. This article illustrates the reader on the CTOSE project and its implementation in the European Union.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How was the CTOSE project formed?
How do the tools developed by the CTOSE project work?
What the project tools ensure?

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