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NEW!!! Digital Evidence Case Assessment Method (DECAM) White Paper

FROM COLLECTION TO THE COURTROOM: DIGITAL EVIDENCE A NEW Standardized Method for Investigators and Attorneys IRIS LLC is proud to announce the creation of the first standardized Digital Evidence Case Assessment Method (DECAM) for indigent defense organizations.  Developed for the defense community to reduce pre-trial incarceration and prevent future wrongful convictions in cases involving digital evidence. NEW Regional Training Opportunity! Digital Evidence Case Assessment Method (DECAM) along with free resources in our online Digital Evidence Toolbox.  Presented by IRIS LLC at the upcoming New England Regional public defender training, Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Middlesex Community College. DECAM was developed for the defense community to reduce pre‐trial incarceration and prevent future wrongful convictions in cases involving digital evidence.  Applied to post-conviction review in cases where digital evidence was a deciding factor; became the genesis for the first ever Digital Evidence Innocence Initiative. Click here to read the New DECAM White Paper  

2019-05-20T17:15:42-04:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Cell Phone Forensics, Computer Forensics, Investigations, Location Data, Social Media, Standards-Best Practices, Training, Uncategorized|Comments Off on NEW!!! Digital Evidence Case Assessment Method (DECAM) White Paper

Updated Standards and Best Practice Guides in IRIS Digital Evidence Toolbox

When digital evidence is encountered during an investigation, many questions arise: What is the best method to preserve the evidence? How should the evidence be handled? How should valuable or potentially relevant data contained be preserved? The key to answering these questions begins with a firm understanding of the characteristics of digital evidence. Updated standards can be found in our Digital Evidence Toolbox at http://www.irisinvestigations.com/iris-digital-evidence-toolbox/

2019-05-07T15:22:27-04:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Cell Phone Forensics, Computer Forensics, Crime Scene Examination, Investigations, Standards-Best Practices|Comments Off on Updated Standards and Best Practice Guides in IRIS Digital Evidence Toolbox

Case Study: Early Assessment and the use of Cell Site Records

Previously overlooked cell site records containing location data were used to exonerate a man after 17 years in jail. In 2000, teenager Vernon Horn was convicted for a January 1999 robbery and murder at a New Haven neighborhood convenience store. Seventeen years later, cell-site records were used to set aside the conviction. Read the Full Article> Case Study: Early Assessment and the use of Cell Site Records

2019-05-07T15:58:49-04:00July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Cell Phone Forensics, Investigations, Location Data|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Case Study: Early Assessment and the use of Cell Site Records

What Attorneys and Investigators Need to Know About Cell Provider Records and Their Retention

Effective use of location data begins with having the knowledge of what information to get and where to find it. But the most important thing to know is that it is time sensitive so it must be prioritized early. Read Full Article> Criminal Defense - Location Data

2019-05-07T16:09:56-04:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: Cell Phone Forensics|Tags: , |Comments Off on What Attorneys and Investigators Need to Know About Cell Provider Records and Their Retention

Supreme Court protects digital privacy of cellphone location records

(Photo: Michael Owens, USA Today) The Supreme Court ruled Friday that the government cannot monitor people's movements for weeks or months by tracking the location of their mobile phones without a warrant. In a ruling that could have broad implications for privacy rights in the digital age, justices on both sides of the ideological spectrum said rapid advances in technology make decades-old rules on data privacy inadequate. Read the Full Article>

2019-05-07T17:00:01-04:00June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Cell Phone Forensics, Digital Privacy, Investigations|Comments Off on Supreme Court protects digital privacy of cellphone location records

Best Practices for Preserving Social Media Evidence

In our earlier post on this topic, Best Practices for Searching Social Media for Evidence, we described a universal approach for searching the internet to locate and identify social media evidence. In this article we will discuss the best practices for preserving social media evidence, the rules of evidence that apply and steps that can be taken to overcome anticipated admissibility issues. Read the Full Article>

2019-05-07T17:04:23-04:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: Investigations, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Best Practices for Preserving Social Media Evidence

CA Court Rules Social Media Companies Can Be Compelled To Provide Defendants Some User Content

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) On Thursday, May 24, 2018, California’s Supreme Court ruled that social media companies can be compelled to provide criminal defendants user content that is public. Many social media companies including Facebook have ignored requests arguing that federal law prevents the release of user content. Read the Full Article>

2019-05-07T17:08:42-04:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: Digital Privacy, Social Media|Comments Off on CA Court Rules Social Media Companies Can Be Compelled To Provide Defendants Some User Content

Bridgeport Man Found Not Guilty of Stratford Rape

  A Bridgeport man, who spent nine and a half months in prison after a woman claimed he raped her in a Stratford motel, was found not guilty of the charges. Mr. Joseph’s defense team reported that the cell phone evidence recovered by IRIS LLC was a crucial part of the defense. When IRIS LLC initially received Mr. Joseph's phone it was heavily damaged and not operational, but we were able to repair the phone so that the text message evidence could be successfully extracted and provided to the defense team. Read the Full Article>

2019-05-07T17:11:59-04:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Cell Phone Forensics, Investigations|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Bridgeport Man Found Not Guilty of Stratford Rape

IRIS LLC Hosts Training for the CT Division of Public Defender Services

Thank you to everyone from the Connecticut Division of Public Defender Services who attended our latest digital forensics training seminar in Hartford, CT on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

2018-04-17T16:03:35-04:00April 16th, 2018|Categories: Cell Phone Forensics, Social Media, Training|Tags: , , |Comments Off on IRIS LLC Hosts Training for the CT Division of Public Defender Services