European Cybercrime Training and Education Group (ECTEG): To serve the rule of law

When dealing with computer forensics and electronic evidences, so-called accurate technical reporting often leads to some opacity due to complex concepts and lack of vulgarisation. If several sources may be identified to explain why a feeling of obsfuscation is perceived by the unspecialised judicial actors, the result is sometimes a clear denial of rule of law fundamentals: right for fair trial by equality of arms guarantee and well-reasoned judgements. Clarity and associated vulgarisation of findings and proposed interpretation are indispensable to allow individuals and magistrates to understand the nature of the presented evidence, relationship with the investigated or judged criminal offense and to challenge it in a healthy debate.

European Cybercrime Training and Education Group, an International Non-Profit Association with members representing Law Enforcement Agencies, Academia and EU bodies