The INNOCENT International Workshop in Bratislava was a dynamic, fruitful and inspiring event. The workshop welcomed lawyers, judges, and prosecutors from the Czech Republic, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Romania, Poland, and Slovakia.

The event kicked-off by a lecture by Dr. Anže Erbežnik, from the Science and Research Center Koper & European Parliament who shared insights on the new EU E-Evidence Regulation, namely on the European Production and Preservation Orders.

This session was followed by Dr. Anže Erbežnik and Judge Martin Jančar from the District Court of Ljubljana & Science and Research Center Koper introduced the draft of the Toolkit for Handling and Admissibility of Electronic Evidence, which the project team will finalize based on feedback from the workshop’s participants.

Next in line of speakers was Jan Kolouch, Lecturer and Legal Adviser at CESNET — the biggest internet provider in the Czech Republic. He presented some of the largest cyberattacks to the Czech healthcare system, explained the impact of these attacks, and how to react and prevent them.

Finally, Jan Kralik from the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) provided an overview of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and described the Council of Europe's action on cybercrime and electronic evidence.

During the afternoon sessions, the INNOCENT team organised roundtable exchanges in "world café" format, where participants shared valuable insights and best practices, and explored crucial topics like data preservation and search protocols. The findings from each thematic table were then presented to the plenary.

Save the date for the final conference of the INNOCENT project on April 18th in Prague!

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