Internet Evidence reference and tools list
Images, videos, website backups, social media posts, and just about any data collected on the Internet can represent evidence for dispute in a civil, criminal, or administrative proceeding. Every investigator should be aware of the recommended tools and also the potential rules that determine how to collect the data appropriately.
The links below are helpful references, but it is important to note that this website does not provide legal guidance or forensic training. Please consult your counsel for guidance and be sure to review the regulations that apply in your field.
Additional reading resources and tools related to Internet Evidence
International Association of Chiefs of Police
Social Media evidence guides
Evidence Collection from Social Media Sites
Lawyer’s Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet
California Private Investigator’s Legal Manual