kzk-ekofThe employees in Technical Service of Commission for Protection of Competition attended a two-day workshop on the use of modern forensic tools during dawn raids. At the workshop, the employees went through a simulation scenario test, and analysis of results for the use of forensic software and equipment.

The aim of training is to improve further knowledge of authorized officials of Commission for Protection of Competition on techniques for data collection and triage, as well as evaluation of the nature and the amount of data examined by forensic tools, in order to achieve maximum efficiency of the procedure in dawn raid.

Dawn raid is an instrument that is provided by Law on Protection of Competition, by which a sudden inspection of premises or data, documents and items is made, about which party is informed only at the time of conducting investigation on the spot. Authorized officials carry out dawn raid if there is a reasonable doubt that there is a danger of removal or altering of evidence in the hands of a party or third party.

An official who conducts an investigation is obliged to show official identification and resolution on conducting the investigation at the business premises, i.e. to request undisturbed entry.Items of importance for decision making in the procedure, may be seized during dawn raid until identification of all relevant data and facts that are contained in these items, but no longer than until the end of procedure,

This is an efficient instrument for gathering evidence and detection of cartel agreements and other forms of infringements of competition.