Digital Investigations & Prosecutions is a field in which digital evidence plays a major role. Here the accuracy and integrity of digital evidence can determine whether someone is found guilty or not, and whether one should be prosecuted.
Digital investigation is the process to obtain answers to questions about digital states and events. One of the basic processes of digital investigation is the search for a specific file on the computer by its user.
Digital investigation in practice: Electronic transactions we perform often leave traces that connect the physical identity with the consequences of digital activities. Police, forensic experts, judges, prosecutors and court appointed experts mainly deal with this field.
The use of electronic evidence differs in different European countries on the basis of legislation that affects the privacy and data protection.
Related terms and methods:
- Attacks on Information Security
- Computer Security
- Governance, Risk & Compliance
- Information and Communication Technologies
- Information Security
- Internet Security
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