The Council of the European Union and European Parliament reached agreement on the draft regulation and directive on cross-border access to electronic evidence. The regulation enables judicial authorities to obtain or preserve e-evidence regardless of the data's location. "With this agreement we respond to a key request by our judicial authorities. More and more crimes are planned or committed online and our authorities need the tools to prosecute them as they do for crimes offline," Swedish Minister of Justice Gunnar Strömmer said.
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