Mutual Legal Assistance Requests Concerning Digital Evidence

The following survey has been commissioned by the United Nations Conference Support Section (CSS), Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch (OCB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in conjunction with the Digital Forensic Investigation Research Laboratory (DigitalFIRE) to assess existing approaches to requesting and obtaining electronic evidence in international cooperation under the conditions of Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties.

This survey consists of 36 questions, which will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

To be eligible for the PRIZE DRAWING the respondent must be 1) either with Law Enforcement, Prosecution Services, Central Authorities, or Services Providers that 2) have experience with international legal requests to exchange evidence/information. Further, the respondent must enter a VALID EMAIL ADDRESS, and opt into to the prize drawing at the end of the survey. One survey per respondent, please.

Respondent - the person taking the survey.
Requesting country - a country making an international request for legal assistance.
Requested country - a country receiving an international request for legal assistance.

Responses will be considered the opinions of the respondent, and not the official position of any organizations to which the respondent belongs.

For any questions or comments about the following survey, please email

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