electronic evidence

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Investigating and Prosecuting Cyber Crime: Forensic Dependencies and Barriers to Justice

The primary goal of this research is to raise awareness regarding legal loopholes and enabling technologies, which facilitate acts of cyber crime. In pursuing these avenues of inquiry, the author seeks to identify systemic impediments which obstruct police investigations, prosecutions, and digital forensics interrogations. The secondary objective of this research encourages policy makers to reevaluate strategies for combating the ubiquitous and evolving threat posed by cybercriminality. Research in this paper has been guided by the firsthand global accounts via the author’s core involvement in the preparation of the Comprehensive Study on Cybercrime (UNODC, 2013) and is keenly focused on core issues of concern, as voiced by the international community. Continue reading

What are ‘gdocs’? Google Drive Data – part 2

Following up from the recent post on Google Drive, designed to give a high level introduction to the product, this post will delve a bit deeper into the technical issues relating to the data stored and also the best approach on how to access it. The artefacts discussed in this post are based on Windows … Continue reading

What are ‘gdocs’? Google Drive Data

As “the Cloud” (a varied mix of internet based services ranging from web-based email accounts, on-line storage and services that synchronise data across multiple computers) becomes more relevant and the dominance of the PC or tablet as the exclusive “home” for data reduces, the days when simply taking a snapshot of a computer to capture … Continue reading

Collecting and Processing Bloomberg Data

A few years ago, Bloomberg data may have been relatively unusual, however today we see Bloomberg chat and email data being collected quite frequently. Not a surprise really considering some of the headlines relating to certain Banks and Financial institutions of late. Below are some examples of the tips, tricks and considerations involved in working … Continue reading

Learning from Other’s Mistakes: Issues Arising from Electronic Discovery

First published May 2005 by Setec Investigations Computer forensics and the associated electronic evidence and electronic discovery are relatively new to the litigation game. The use of such information is growing steadily and it has become impossible for legal professionals or their clients to claim that they are unaware of the existence of electronic … Continue reading

Electronic Evidence as the Smoking Gun

First published February 2005 by Henry J. Fasthoff, IV NOTE: THIS IS ARTICLE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. Electronic communications–particularly email–may contain a treasure trove of evidence in commercial litigation matters. There are three key reasons for this fact. First, email is a very informal … Continue reading


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