EU Commission published two new initiatives: A decentralised IT system to be used for cross-border service of documents and cross-border taking of evidence


Recently the European Commission has published some interesting initiatives in view of the preparation of two new implementing regulations. The first initiative, 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), concerns the implementing rules establishing a decentralised (interconnected) IT system for service of documents in another country.

The second one, in accordance with 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), concerns likewise the implementing rules establishing a decentralised (interconnected) IT system for exchanging data on the cross-border taking of evidence. Click here and here to find out more, view feedback, or give your own feedback.

These implementing rules will provide for:

  • the technical specifications of communication methods and protocols
  • security objectives and technical measures
  • minimum availability objectives
  • the establishment of a steering committee.

These public consultations can offer interesting points of comparison and reflection also for the efficiency of the current IT system for exchanging information in the context of the Regulation (EU) 2016/1191.