Project Consortium

iPC Consotium Group Picture

Welcome to EXFILES

Encrypted mobile phones are often a key factor in criminal cases; the data stored in these devices may contain critical evidence. With most telephones protected by encryption, the rapid processing of critical evidence by various information retrieval techniques is slowed down, if not made impossible. EXFILES will use software exploitation, hardware methods and combined methods to give law enforcement officials the tools and protocols for rapid and consistent data extraction in strict legal contexts. Tools and methods inspired by other areas of information security (e.g. security assessments based on common criteria) will lead to new judicial methods of accessing data for lawful investigations. EXFILES will focus on the ethical and legal aspects of research and exploitation as well as dissemination and training activities for the next generation of forensic experts.


Technical Lead
Driss Aboulkassimi
CEA-LETI, Campus Minatec

Get in contact
Project Coordinator
Klaus-Michael Koch

Get in contact

Project Video


29 November, 2023

Article in ‘Results in Brief’ from CORDIS

We are pleased to announce that we have been selected for an article in the CORDIS section “Results in Brief”. The project coordination team, represented by Patrick Leczek, shows which goals the project followed and how EXFILES researched and developed...
28 September, 2023

EXFILES in the Media

The end of the EXFILES project marks the final press release of our partner NFI. The head of the NFI’s Digital and Biometrical Traces division explained why the project is important for forensic researchers and law enforcement agencies and what...



27 - 28


EXFILES Workshop


Paris / Online
Internal project workshop with the partners from the consortium.




Cybersurveilance, investigation and electronic evidence: fundamental rights and decryption


Event organised by ULille partners and Master students. Explores various challenges of encryption in investigations, and for national security. Additionaly to the presentation from Ulille, another member of Exfiles comes as a panelist to talk about the project (ComCyberGend), alongside well identified persons in the field, as the deputy public prosecutor at the national anti-terrorist prosecutor's office


24 - 26


CPDP Conference 2023


The CPDP Conference is one of the biggest event on data protection in Europe, with more than 1500 attendees mainly from industry, academia, and policy makers. Ulille presented the project and legal issues around cooperation between LEAs and service providers at the Academic Session of CPDP Conference.

Follow us on