Useful Articles

Prevention of Phone Hacking.
A Guide to advise users on the methods used to protect their telecommunications data from hacking, as a response to the Phone Hacking Scandal.
Author: Simon Lang (SYTECH)

ACPO CPAI Lead’s Position on Young People Who Post Self-Taken Indecent Images.
An Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) – Child Protection and Abuse Investigation (CPAI) Group paper outlining guidance in regards to “Young People and Self-Taken Indecent Images”.
Author: ACPO – CPAI

Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (Provisions coming into force on 6 APRIL 2010)
Legislation pertaining to Indecent Images, Extreme pornography and Pseudo Images.

Computer Disputes
Summary information regarding legal aspects of computer disputes. Use link to view summary of file. Full copy of report available for download.
Author: Prof. Frank Taylor (SYTECH)

Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 – Pornography, Sexual Offences etc.
Legislation pertaining to Indecent Images, Extreme pornography, Sexual Offences and Grooming.

The Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009
Legislation pertaining to data retention by Mobile Phone Operators and Internet Service providers in the UK.

Relevant Acts of Parliament
A linked list of Parliamentary Acts relevant to the field of IT Forensic Investigation includes Acts associated with Computer Crime, Misuse, Litigation, Employment rights and many more.

Misuse of Tanner Scale
Issues relating to the use of the Tanner scale in the clarification of an individuals chronological age assumed by the signs of sexual maturity. The Tanner scale is often referenced in cases relating to indecent images especially where the image is considered to be of a subject under the age of 16 (UK).