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Forensic Focus Legal Update December 2019 – Part II: Search And Seizure

by Christa Miller In cooperation with the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, Forensic Focus offers a quarterly roundup of the latest legal developments around digital forensic evidence. Comprising major legislation and case law from around the country, this guide is intended to help our … Continue reading

Authenticating Internet Web Pages as Evidence: a New Approach

By John Patzakis [1] and Brent Botta [2] Previously, in Forensic Focus, we addressed the issue of evidentiary authentication of social media data (see previous entries here and here). General Internet site data available through standard web browsing, instead of social media data provided by APIs or user credentials, presents slightly different but just as compelling challenges, … Continue reading

Key Twitter and Facebook Metadata Fields Forensic Investigators Need to be Aware of

Authentication of social media evidence can present significant challenges when you collect by screen shots, printouts or raw html feeds from an archive tool. This is just one reason why social media data must be properly collected, preserved, searched and produced in a manner consistent with best practices. When social media is collected with a … Continue reading

Search and Seizure from a Digital Perspective: A reflection on Kerr’s Harvard Law

First published September 2006 by Ibrahim Baggili (edited by Deena Musharbash) After reading Kerr’s “Searches and Seizure in the Digital World”, I realized that on a larger scale, applying the current law system to computer crimes is a complex practice. The current law system of the United States did not take into account the “digital … Continue reading

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