CEPS Task Force

Cross-Border Data Access and the Future of e-evidence

Navigating the current legal framework and exploring ways forward within the EU and across the Atlantic


The Task Force, which builds on the research findings generated in the EU-funded JUD-IT project, aims at highlighting and addressing outstanding issues related to the new proposed tools for intra-EU and transatlantic cooperation in cross-border data-gathering for law enforcement and criminal justice purposes.

The Task Force will consist of four meetings, being the first one the kick off meeting, which will take place in December 2019.

  • All members will be encouraged to actively participate in the debates and/or in the discussion of concrete case studies.
  • Participants might be asked in advance to prepare short oral interventions or  brief written submissions to help exchange of views during meetings.
  • The Members will represent their institutions but will be asked to provide input as experts.
  • Oral or written inputs from expert participants will be gathered by the rapporteurs and discussed with the Task Force members to ensure full collegiality.
  • Members will be given ample opportunity to review the Task Force report before it is published
  • Their involvement will be acknowledged in the Task Force Report of which members will receive hard copies.

The kick off meeting is scheduled on 23 January 2020 9:00/11:00. It will give the occasion to present the Task Force Outline and collect feedback and inputs on possible key questions to explore in the context of the actual task force meetings.

Chair, name and title: TBD

Rapporteurs: Sergio Carrera, Marco Stefan (CEPS) & Valsamis Mitsilegas (Head of the Department of Law, Professor of European Criminal Law and Director of the Criminal Justice Centre at Queen Mary, University of London)

Person of contact and responsible for the organisation of the task force: Marco Stefan

If you would like to become a member please fill in and return the attached registration form via e-mail to marco.stefan@ceps.eu by the 30th of January 2020