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Police and 7Safe Launch New Computer Forensics Guide at ACPO e-crime Conference

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The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and leading computer forensics company, 7Safe, today released an important new version of the official guide to computer-based electronic evidence collection.

The Good Practice Guide for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence has been revised by public and private sector experts to reflect recent developments in computer forensic investigation techniques.

A notable addition to this fourth version of the guide is direction for working with volatile electronic data. The methods described complement traditional hard drive computer forensics and allow practitioners to extract crucial evidence from live systems and networks.

The guide sees its official launch at the annual ACPO e- crime conference – a high level forum which explores the rapidly changing nature of policing cyber crime.

Alan Phillips, Managing Director of 7Safe, said:
“The Guide is an extremely important document. It is recognised by both the public sector and industry as the definitive rule book for digital forensic investigations. In addition to criminal cases, any type of contentious incident in the work place is almost certain to involve large amounts of electronic evidence, and dealing with this data in the appropriate way can prevent far reaching problems.”

A representative from ACPO, said:
“With the proposal for a National e-Crime Unit underway, this conference will examine the issues facing us, as a co-ordinated police service working in partnership with Industry and Government to deal with the constantly evolving issue of e-Crime.”

The new version of the ACPO Good Practice Guide for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence can be downloaded from: