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The following are examples of media which we can examine that may contain electronic evidence:
- Hard disk drives (also known as computer disks, hard disks or hard drives)
- USB external hard disk drives
- Mobile phones
- MP3 players
- Thumb drives (also known as flash drives, USB stick or sticks)
- Floppy disks
- ZIP disks
- Micro drives
- Optical media such as compact disks (CDs) and digital versatile disks (DVD)
- Camera cards
- Tablets and iPads
ACPO Good Practice Guide for Computer Based Electronic Evidence
Our computer forensics experts adhere to the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Good Practice Guide for Computer Based Electronic Evidence and we are ISO9001 certified. The main principles of the ACPO Good Practice Guide for Computer Based Electronic Evidence are:
- Principle 1: No action taken by law enforcement agencies or their agents should change data held on a computer or storage media which may subsequently be relied upon in court.
- Principle 2: In circumstances where a person finds it necessary to access original data held on a computer or on storage media, that person must be competent to do so and be able to give evidence explaining the relevance and the implications of their actions.
- Principle 3: An audit trail or other record of all processes applied to computer-based electronic evidence should be created and preserved. An independent third party should be able to examine those processes and achieve the same result.
- Principle 4: The person in charge of the investigation (the case officer) has overall responsibility for ensuring that the law and these principles are adhered to.
For your digital forensics expert contact Griffin Forensics: www.griffinforensics.com