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Legal Questions

Discussion of legislation relating to computer forensics.
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Legal Questions

Post Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:47 pm

I am currently waiting next week to speak wih a attorney about a issue I am having but i wanted to see what someone elses opinion is on this and if anyone else had same issue.

I am a computer repair shop that does some data recovery. I was hired by a client to go through 2 computer systems and a external hard drive to see if files was deleted and see if i could find anything. Because a Employee left and might have stolen files or tampered with computers

Which I proceeded on doing, after making a report that was requested by my client I was called in by the police department to explain my findings. long story short.

Yesterday I get a call from another client of mines who does work with this employee, claiming he is going to get all my computer equipment i have in my office and my clients equipment seized.

I am trying to figure out how legally someone could just seize all my computers when I was paid to do a simple job that anyone could have done. I am a 3rd party to both my client and his ex-employee.

can someone here help explain legally how this can happen. cause its scareing the crap out of me  

TjzerocfsCfs
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Re: Legal Questions

Post Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:35 pm

- TjzerocfsCfs

can someone here help explain legally how this can happen. cause its scareing the crap out of me


I'm only guessing, but look for Scott Moulton's presentation
'Forensics is only for Private Investigators Part 1 of 6' (all parts, of course)
on YouTube for a general problem description ...

Added: Also check the 'Does your state require....' thread in the Employment and Career Issues forum.  

athulin
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Re: Legal Questions

Post Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:56 am

Is this just USA, or do other countries have similar issues?


PS The Scott Moulton video is worth viewing.
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Re: Legal Questions

Post Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:43 am

- mscotgrove
Is this just USA, or do other countries have similar issues?


PS The Scott Moulton video is worth viewing.


I got threats for running a warrants search on a guy.  

sharder
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Re: Legal Questions

Post Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:19 pm

This has been discussed here and other places extensively.

I suggest you immediately contact the original attorney who hired you. He should (not necessarily will) help you with this.

In some states you have to be a licensed Private Investigator to be able to do digital forensics.  

jhup
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Re: Legal Questions

Post Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:33 pm

- TjzerocfsCfs

I am a computer repair shop that does some data recovery. I was hired by a client to go through 2 computer systems and a external hard drive to see if files was deleted and see if i could find anything. Because a Employee left and might have stolen files or tampered with computers


- jhup

I suggest you immediately contact the original attorney who hired you. He should (not necessarily will) help you with this.


Is the "client" an "attorney"?
Or a "normal" client?


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