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Computer Forensics JumpStart, Second Edition by Diane Barrett, Neil Broom, Ed Tittel, K Rudolph, Michael G. Solomon

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Corporate versus Law Enforcement Concerns

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A threatening computer security breach that can be recovered from in a relatively short period of time.

The needs of the corporate world and those of law enforcement differ on several levels. Law enforcement officials work under more restrictive rules than corporate agents or employees. If you assist law enforcement in an investigation, you may be considered “an agent of law enforcement” and you may be bound by the same restrictions that they encounter. When working with law enforcement, it’s important to be aware of these ramifications, especially if you’re working without a court order. This scenario could also open you up to civil litigation when complying with such requests, so it’s always ...

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