What is Evidence Preservation?
You probably know it from television: an apartment is searched for evidence of a criminal offense on the basis of a search warrant. In a corner, the officers find a desk with a computer. An expert is immediately requested to examine the data on the hard drive on site and secure the evidence contained therein.
- Possessing and/or distributing child pornography material.
- Possessing and/or distributing copyrighted works without permission (copyright lawsuit).
- Possessing and/or distributing racist, radical or other illegal content.
- Data espionage.
- Data manipulation (e.g. hacking).
- However, improper backup and protection of data in a company can also be considered a criminal offence.
- The unblocked access of young people (e.g. interns and trainees) to websites that are harmful to young people.
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Who commissions an evidence preservation procedure?
Evidence preservation procedures are usually commissioned by the police and/or public prosecutor's office.