IGF 2017 WS #209
Legal challenges in cloud forensics and cross-border criminal and counterterrorism investigations

Short Title
Legal challenges in cloud forensic investigations
Proposer's Name: Mr. Pace Frank

Proposer's Organization: University of Groningen

Co-Proposer's Name: Ms. Jeanne Mifsud-Bonnici

Co-Proposer's Organization: University of Groningen


Prof. Jeanne Mifsud Bonnici, Civil Society, University of Groningen Ms. Aukje Snijders, Civil Society, University of Groningen

Additional Speakers

Mr. Markus Hartmann

Markus Hartmann is a Senior Prosecutor at the Prosecutor’s Office of Cologne and head of the Northrhine-Westphalian Central Cybercrime Department (Zentral- und Ansprechstelle Cybercrime, ZAC NRW). The ZAC NRW is in charge of high-profile cybercrime cases. The department acts as a central point of contact for LEAs, scientific and economic institutions and corporations with regard to cybercrime-related issues.

Mr. Christopher Kelly

Chris Kelly is the Director of the Digital Evidence Laboratory for the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.  In this role, Chris supervises a team of analysts conducting digital forensic examinations of computers, mobile devices, and other technical evidence in the course of criminal investigations.  Prior to his appointment to this position, Chris served as Managing Attorney of the Cyber Crime Division for the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.  In that position, Chris not only prosecuted cyber offenses, but also worked with members of the Cyber Crime Division to design and implement priority projects and trainings as set forth in the Massachusetts Strategic Plan for Cyber Crime. Before joining the Attorney General's Office, Chris worked for the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, where he built and ran the current Computer Forensic Laboratory. During his tenure in Suffolk, Chris prosecuted cyber crime cases and worked actively on digital aspects of all types of criminal investigations.  Chris holds several digital forensic certifications including the GCFA, DFCP, CCE, CCME, EnCE, and CCLO/CCPA.  He is a regular speaker on topics related to digital forensics and cyber crime investigations.  Additionally, Chris serves as an instructor, and performs curriculum development, for the United States Secret Service's National Computer Forensic Institute in Hoover, Alabama.  He is an adjunct professor of digital forensics at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston.  Chris serves as a leader or active member of several professional associations including the High Technology Crime Investigation Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police Cyber Crime and Digital Evidence Committee, High Tech Crime Consortium, and American Academy of Forensic Science Digital and Multimedia Sciences Section.  Chris is a member of the Accreditation Task Group for the National Institute of Standards in Technology's Digital Evidence subcommittee of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science.  He also sits on the editorial board for the Journal Digital Investigation, and reviews articles for the Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law. Chris earned bachelor's degrees in psychology and political science from Boston University, and his law degree from Suffolk University Law School


-The session will begin with a moderated panel discussion (30 min) which will build the foundation for proceeding engagement with the audience (25 min). The experts will outline current challenges in:

(a) Investigations requiring access to remotely stored data (b) Meeting requirements for successful prosecution of such cases (c) Working with existing and proposed legislation and (d) The impacts of recent court rulings

-The following discussion will aim to solicit constructive dialogue regarding the challenges expressed by the panelists and a closer examination of the recent court rulings presented

- The moderator will have 5 minutes to summarize and close the session.