Security Requirements in Judicial Information Systems: Experience From a European Project for Judicial Cross-Border Collaboration
Source: University of Sheffield
The increased Internet penetration and the demand for more transparent, efficient, effective, and less bureaucratic services are the main motivation behind European Commission's (EC) commitment to the modernization of governments and their transition from paper-based to electronic solutions. One of the most sensitive aspects every government should consider in the context of such a modernization is the field of Justice. Although most of the current procedures are highly inefficient they are proven to work and there is a very high risk involved in tampering with these or the data they deal with. This paper identifies the most common security objectives being set in ICT enabled solutions for judicial environments as found in several ongoing and finished projects co-funded by the European Union (EU).