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It's Time to Get Serious About Managing Your Digital Evidence


In today's rapidly evolving, technology-driven world, no sector, including the criminal justice system, is immune to the effects of these ongoing advancements. As the nature and type of evidence continue to evolve, the systems we rely on for their management must do the same. For prosecutors, in particular, the effective management of digital evidence is an essential aspect of their work. The traditional methods of managing this evidence, such as using flash drives and CDs, have become obsolete. The key features of a quality digital evidence management system include high-level security, easy shareability, and robust organization capabilities.


Ensuring the Security of Digital Evidence

Maintaining the security of evidence is crucial for successful prosecutions. Recognizing this critical need, the Advent eVidence (AeV) platform incorporates several features to ensure this. These include secure evidence uploads, activity logs, and user access control for each file. In addition, the platform uses the trusted Microsoft Azure platform for secure cloud storage. User-level security is reinforced through authentication via widely recognized network protocols such as Active Directory. Capable of handling all file and document types, the platform ensures high-level security for all processed evidence.


Promoting the Shareability of Digital Evidence

In the legal realm, not only is the accurate collection and secure storage of evidence essential but so is its proper sharing. AeV makes this often complicated process simpler by providing a single, tabbed interface for all case evidence. It enables law enforcement officials to upload evidence files through automatically generated secure links, eliminating the need for physical storage devices like DVDs, CDs, and thumb drives. Additionally, the platform lets you control which users can view individual files. It also facilitates discovery motions by granting defense attorneys access to a specific case, excluding other files in the system. Case Managers are kept updated with automatic notifications when new evidence is added. This streamlining of the process enhances coordination and expedites legal proceedings.


Facilitating the Organization of Digital Evidence

Effective organization forms the backbone of any successful case prosecution. The Advent eVidence platform acts as a vital tool in the consolidation, organization, and preparation of all digital evidence in an efficient and effective manner. All files are stored in a central repository, complete with full case and contributor details, ready for chain-of-custody audits. This centralized approach eliminates the hassle of navigating multiple screens, providing a single online source to manage and organize all case-related evidence.


Using a cloud-based DEMS gives your agency storage flexibility. Since all data is stored in one location, it eliminates the need to manage and organize physical storage devices. Furthermore, the AeV platform has a robust search function, enabling users to quickly find specific files or cases, saving time, and improving efficiency, especially when handling large data amounts.


As we continue to advance further into the digital age, and it continues to permeate every aspect of our lives, it's crucial for prosecutors to adapt and leverage these technological advancements to enhance their work. A dedicated digital evidence management system like Advent eVidence provides the security, shareability, and organization of digital evidence that are necessary for successful prosecutions. Now more than ever, it's time for prosecutors to take their digital evidence management strategies seriously.


To learn more or to schedule a platform demonstration email us at (info@adventevidence.com) or fill out the contact form on the website.

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