Digital forms of evidence, from cell phones to
body-worn camera videos, each have brought new challenges towards convincing judges
and juries that the digital evidence (as presented to the court) is an
accurate representation of the original evidence. Also, the ease of copying and
sharing computerized files complicates the protection of privacy rights, as well
as the prevention of unauthorized modifications. Tracking the chain of
custody becomes more complicated when files are stored in central databases
accessible to many users.
This webinar reviews
the challenges of protecting the integrity of digital evidence, and the
expectations that courts have about how the evidence can be shown to be faithful to
the original creation. Legal requirements for protecting the privacy of
witnesses and victims will also be described, and best practices for controlling
the dissemination of digital evidence will be highlighted.
New frameworks, such as zero
trust architecture, offer ways to add confidence to the methods of preserving
the integrity of digital evidence and technologies. Implementing these new
measures can be helpful to agencies in meeting legal and regulatory
requirements. The presentation will also include recommendations for
principles that can be applied in the procurement process, as agencies acquire
new systems that generate more digital evidence.
This webinar is sponsored by Intelgard. NW3C
is providing the webinar so that attendees can have more information with which
to evaluate how this capability might add value to them and the organizations
NW3C does not share
webinar attendees’ personally identifiable information with any third party
without opt-in consent given during registration.
The content, views, and opinions expressed in this presentation
are those of the individual presenters and do not represent official policy,
position, opinions, or views of NW3C.
Chopard, Chopard Consulting