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Legal Process and Requirements for Cloud Forensic Investigations


Ivan Orton


King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

Aaron Alva


University of Washington

Barbara Endicott-Popovsky


University of Washington

2012

Cybercrime and Cloud Forensics: Applications for Investigation Processes, ed. Keyun Ruan, IGI Global, Forthcoming

Abstract:     
For the emerging field of cloud forensics, the development of validated and repeatable scientific processes for conducting cloud forensic investigations should include requirements that establish evidence collected as legally admissible. There is currently an uncertainty in the legal requirements for cloud forensics. Forensic investigations in the cloud introduce unique issues that must be addressed, and the legal environment of the cloud must be considered. The authors will detail the process in criminal cloud forensic investigations for commanding production from cloud providers including constitutional and statutory limitations, and the civil and criminal admissibility processes. Decisions in court cases rely on the authenticity and reliability of the evidence presented. Ensuring cases involving cloud forensics follow the proper legal process and requirements will be beneficial for validating evidence when presented in court. Further, understanding of legal requirements will aid in the research and development of cloud forensics tools to aid investigations.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 48

Keywords: cloud forensics, investigations, legal processes, cloud computing

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Date posted: January 9, 2013 ; Last revised: January 12, 2013

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Orton, Ivan and Alva, Aaron and Endicott-Popovsky, Barbara, Legal Process and Requirements for Cloud Forensic Investigations (2012). Cybercrime and Cloud Forensics: Applications for Investigation Processes, ed. Keyun Ruan, IGI Global, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2197978

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Ivan Orton
King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office ( email )
Aaron Alva (Contact Author)
University of Washington ( email )
NE Colombia Rd.
Seattle, WA 98195
United States
Barbara Endicott-Popovsky
University of Washington ( email )
NE Colombia Rd.
Seattle, WA 98195
United States
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