The Ministry of justice of great Britain is exploring the blockchain as a secure tool in the processing of digital evidence. This was stated by the head of the Department of digital architecture and cyber security of the Ministry of justice, Anvil Balaji (Balaji Anbil) last Tuesday in his blog.
Representatives of state on hope with the help of technology a distributed registry to simplify court procedures related to obtaining digital evidence. Reportedly, the first technology will test the Service courts and tribunals, Her Majesty’s (HMCTS), under the Ministry. During the tests will be checked interdepartmental exchange of evidentiary materials with the help of the blockchain.
“HMCTS we’re passionate about applying innovative solutions to traditional problems such as evidence sharing, identity management and ensuring the right of citizens to information. Our service is focused on simplicity and using the best of modern technological approaches. It will bring us many benefits, including increased efficiency from the standpoint of cost and ability to meet the requirements of tomorrow,” said Anvil.
The Ministry of justice is not the first government body studying the blockchain in order to improve their practices. Technology used and other member States of the European Union, among which Estonia. The country has been working the system for managing personal information of citizens on the blockchain. We will remind that in April of this year, was created by the European blockchain cooperative, through which participating countries can share experience of using blockchain technologies.