On the 9-10th of May 2019 researchers from 19 different organisations (law enforcement authorities, academia, industry, NGOs) in 15 countries met in Mittweida, Germany to launch the EU-funded project FORMOBILE.

The project aims to establish a complete end to end forensic investigation chain, targeting for mobile devices. To achieve this goal three objectives will be pursued. Novel tools shall be developed that include the acquisition of previously unavailable mobile data, unlocking mobile devices, as well as the decoding and analysis of mobile data. Based on the definition of requirements of law enforcement and legal and ethical issues a new mobile forensics standard shall be developed.

The two-day event was attended by more than 40 people who spent the first day of the meeting reviewing the objectives and structure of the project, including management, internal procedures, external advisory boards and law enforcement authorities’ involvement. The first day was also dedicated to the presentation of the partner organisations – their expertise, role in the project and the staff involved in the FORMOBILE project. The partners addressed the specific tasks and approaches of each of the work packages on the second day of the event.

As a work package leader, Law and Internet Foundation was represented at FORMOBILE launch event by Denitsa Kozhuharova and Kalina Ruseva.

The project is implemented with the support of the H2020 Research and Innovation programme of the European Commission under Grant Agreement No 832800.