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GDPR Impact on Digital Content

GDPR Impact on Digital Content

By: CaseGuard

  In our last article we discussed the general impact the GDPR places on businesses. In this article we’ll focus on the impact on digital content and assets held by businesses that will ultimately be subject to the new regulation.   The ‘Natural Person’ and Purge Requests The GDPR defines natural persons as those citizens who have data and privacy concerns, that trump those data and privacy...

Mar 11, 2019
Digital Evidence EXIF Data

Digital Evidence EXIF Data

By: CaseGuard

  EXIF (Exchangeable Image File) data is another layer of metadata. As you may recall from our article on metadata, it serves as a library card of sorts, that categorizes specific data about a piece of digital evidence we are working with, that help in authentication and identification of its origin. EXIF data is another layer beyond that metadata, and it’s specific to photographs and video...

Mar 04, 2019
Proactive Public Records

Proactive Public Records

By: CaseGuard

  You’ve got your redaction and enhancement software. You’ve got fully trained records staff, fully trained investigative staff, you’ve got the ball rolling hard on this issue of public records and media requests. And yet, you still can’t stem the tide. You’re responding to every request, but your agency is still getting less than favorable reaction from the media and the community. Maybe that’s...

Feb 25, 2019
In Memory of Sheriff Louis J. Miesner

In Memory of Sheriff Louis J. Miesner

By: CaseGuard

  No one knows better the danger that a tense circumstance can present than police in the United States. Constantly under pressure to control people who are guaranteed rights that provide them a wide latitude of no control, the scenarios that citizens can present range from the mundane to sheer terror, even for a trained professional. With that thought, we continue to reflect on moments in the...

Feb 18, 2019
Digital Evidence Video Resolution

Digital Evidence Video Resolution

By: CaseGuard

  We’ve talked about frame rates previously, and how the human eye can “artifact” details, or fill in what it perceives should be in the image when the frame rate is poor. Now let’s discuss camera resolution and how it affects the videos your agency is recording.   Interlaced Image and “Artifacting” Interlaced...

Feb 11, 2019
Digital Evidence Video Frame Rates

Digital Evidence Video Frame Rates

By: CaseGuard

  Digital evidence video frame rates are an often overlooked topic when discussing the tools used to capture digital evidence. From body worn cameras, to interview room cameras, and everything in between, and beyond, we forget to evaluate devices based on their Frames Per Second (fps) rate, and from the start of any new endeavor, handcuff our agencies to the limitations of what those devices can...

Feb 04, 2019
Proper Redaction Matters

Proper Redaction Matters

By: CaseGuard

  Document redaction has come a long way, but even in the time we’re in now, it’s still reaching its full potential. We spoke previously about the NSA standards concerning document redaction. And just this week, it appears as though those standards have been completely tested, and penetrated.  ...

Jan 28, 2019
In Memory of Chief of Police Keith Judd

In Memory of Chief of Police Keith Judd

By: CaseGuard

  No one knows better the danger that a tense circumstance can present than police in the United States. Constantly under pressure to control people who are guaranteed rights that provide them a wide latitude of no control, the scenarios that citizens can present range from the mundane to sheer terror, even for a trained professional. With that thought, we continue to reflect on moments in the...

Jan 21, 2019
Document Redaction | Electronic Documents Guidelines

Document Redaction | Electronic Documents Guidelines

By: CaseGuard

  For a long time now, the redaction of electronic documents has been a topic of debate. Much of the debate centers on what can be redacted, what should be redacted, and how to accomplish a full-proof redaction so that redacted information cannot be compromised. Compromise of redaction is the larger issue by far. The ramifications of redacted information being compromised is dire, especially if...

Jan 14, 2019
Law Enforcement Software | Buying Decisions

Law Enforcement Software | Buying Decisions

By: CaseGuard

  Software for law enforcement is both a difficult tool to evaluate, and essential to the modern working environment for law enforcement. Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Records Management Systems (RMS), Evidence Management Systems (EMS), Report Writing Software, data sharing tools, mapping software, citation and warrant programs, agency management software, and enough investigation tools to fill...

Jan 07, 2019

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