The legal regulation of electronic evidence: a pending necessity

Eduardo De Urbano Castrillo
2014 Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review  
Electronic evidence, a term that has become more commonly accepted than others, such as "digital evidence" or "technological evidence", is now firmly established in forensic practice and doctrinal considerations, and there is an increasing degree of consensus as regards the concept and its application in practice. Nonetheless, there has been a pressing need for the regulation of such evidence. The recent Spanish Act, governing the "Use of Information and Communications Technology in the
more » ... logy in the Administration of Justice" attempts to provide such regulation, although it does so in a somewhat timid manner. The objective of this article is to contribute some reflections or suggestions that might serve to complement the legislation, which are, in an indirect manner, covered by this act governing electronic evidence.
doi:10.14296/deeslr.v8i0.1952 fatcat:7mzxv4zt6bgkbpcq7phybvnu6a