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Articles with the tag: law

The Future of Encryption?

Tue, 19 Jan 2010 02:30PM

2 weeks ago I mentioned I was writing an essay on the Open Computer Forensics Architecture (OCFA). I gave up trying to get OCFA to work in the end as it was just a total pain. The documentation is awful, and the error messages it spews out are not useful. Steven spent a few hours looking at their source code to figure out why it kept segfaulting, but it wasn't worth it. I chose to do my essay on file encryption and full disk encryption (FDE) and the effect of these on digital forensics. You can read all 5000 words if you are interested.

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Privacy and the Law

Tue, 01 Dec 2009 08:28PM

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I am currently reading Digital Evidence and Computer Crime by Eoghan Casey and chapter three - "Technology and Law" has some really interesting cases which really make you think about what is 'privacy'. The main act that gives a right to privacy in the US is the Constitution’s 4th Amendment which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. The couple of cases below (from the book) are all based in the US that affected the law and the 4th Amendment. I know this doesn’t apply in the UK but it makes for an interesting debate!

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