A Review of Recent Case Law Related to Digital Forensics: The Current Issues

Kelly Anne Cole, Shruti Gupta, Dheeraj Gurugubelli, Marcus K Rogers


Digital forensics is a new field without established models of investigation. This study uses thematic analysis to explore the different issues seen in the prosecution of digital forensic investigations. The study looks at 100 cases from different federal appellate courts to analyze the cause of the appeal. The issues are categorized into one of four categories, ‘search and seizure’, ‘data analysis’, ‘presentation’ and ‘legal issues’. The majority of the cases reviewed related to the search and seizure activity.


Computer Investigation, Case Law, Digital Forensics, Legal Issues, and Courts

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