Information technology -- Security techniques -- Guidelines for identification, collection, acquisition and preservation of digital evidence

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GSC Classification OFFICIAL
Access Policy Open
Reference bps16894-0000-00
Alt. Reference
Digital Intelligence and Investigation DII S&R 042
International Standards Organisation 27037
Document Status Current
Primary Classification
Author Organisation International Standards Organisation
Sponsor OrganisationNot Known
Trustee NPTC Standards Working Group,

Copyright Notice Copyright (c) 2016 National Police Technology Council (NPTC) group and the persons identified as the document authors. All rights reserved.


ISO/IEC 27037:2012 gives guidance for the following devices and circumstances:

Digital storage media used in standard computers like hard drives, floppy disks, optical and magneto optical disks, data devices with similar functions, Mobile phones, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs), memory cards, Mobile navigation systems, Digital still and video cameras (including CCTV), Standard computer with network connections, Networks based on TCP/IP and other digital protocols, and Devices with similar functions as above.


This is highly relevant to DII as it provides guidelines for specific activities in the handling of digital evidence, including the identification, collection, acquisition and preservation of potential digital evidence that can be of evidential value.

It provides guidance to individuals with respect to common situations encountered throughout the digital evidence handling process and assists organizations in their disciplinary procedures and in facilitating the exchange of potential digital evidence between jurisdictions.

Normative References

bps16894-0000-00 link



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