Whether your profession is law enforcement or private industry, legal guidelines will affect your rights as they pertain to seizing computer evidence as well as protecting the suspect’s right to privacy. Although the legal aspects of search and seizure are beyond the scope of this book, it is helpful to understand basic concepts and references.
This section is focused on the legal aspects of search and seizure. Subsequent chapters will outline the technical and procedural aspects of collecting evidence.
For the purposes of this book, the collection of computer evidence is intended to ultimately provide proof at ...