In the framework of the European Commission’s e-evidence proposal launched on the 17th of April, EU40 – the network of young Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) is organising an interactive discussion with key stakeholders on this very topical matter important for citizens and politicians alike. Between protecting citizens and their fundamental rights on one hand and granting investigators enhanced powers to access e-evidence across national borders, on the other, where should policy makers draw the line?

Part of the 4Smarties series of expert roundtables, this discussion will look at bringing around the table the MEPs Rapporteurs on the file and other key high level interlocutors.

We are delighted to invite you to join us on this occasion on the 6th of June between 10.30 am and 12.30 at the European Parliament, room PHS P1A002. The debate will be hosted by MEP Daniel Dalton (LIBE Member, ECR), Shadow Rapporteur.

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Confirmed speakers:

Prof. Dr Vanessa Franssen
Chargée de cours, University of Liège
Affiliated senior researcher à la KU Leuven

Alexander Whalen
Director, Policy EMEA
BSA | The Software Alliance in Brussels

Theodore Christakis
Professor of International Law
Senior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France

Simone Cuomo
Senior Legal Advisor,
Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE)

Tania Schroeter
Head of Sector
DG Justice, European Commision

Our ‘4Smarties’ series has become a household name in the Brussels Bubble and the content of the debates is widely published in expert circles. We also received a mention of the Digital Single Market Legislative Train Schedule of the European Parliament and we are looking forward to a lively, real and honest debate where all the participants in the room will be experts on the topic. The format will be that of a roundtable allowing all the experts to participate in the discussions.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!