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The European Union is preparing an initiative to enact the implementing acts establishing the decentralised IT system to be used for cross-border service of documents and cross-border taking of evidence

This week the European Union has given notice to all stakeholders that it is preparing an initiative relating to justice and fundamental rights, the purpose of which is to enact the implementing acts establishing the decentralised IT system to be used for cross-border service of documents and cross-border taking of evidence. Click here and here.

This is in accordance with the Regulation (EU) 2020/1784 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2020 on the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters (service of documents) (recast) and the Regulation (EU) 2020/1783 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2020 on cooperation between the courts of the Member States in the taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters (taking of evidence) (recast).

As stated in the notifications, the implementing acts will set out the technical specifications of the methods of communication and communication protocols, security objectives and relevant technical measures, minimum availability objectives and the establishment of a steering committee.

It is planned for the first quarter of 2022.