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Speech by Dame Victoria Sharp DBE: The Challenges and Opportunities Created by Digital Evidence in Criminal Cases

Dame Victoria Sharp DBE, the President of the Queen’s Bench Division, has given a speech to the National Criminal Justice Conference.

Her speech, delivered at the end of 2021, was entitled The Challenges and Opportunities Created by Digital Evidence in Criminal Cases.

She said in her speech: “The unprecedented level of technological innovation over the last few years, and its incursion into our lives has provided an equally unprecedented opportunity for crime, deviance and misuse. In short, the proliferation of crime, including new types of crime with a digital aspect has matched the extent to which we all lead digital lives.

“It is statement of the obvious to all of you that this in its turn has provided governments and legal systems across the world, with extraordinary challenges.”

Dame Victoria’s speech can be read in full below.

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