Digital Forensics – Challenges and Future

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Flinders University at Victoria Square

182 Victoria Square

Adelaide, SA 5000

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Flinders Law presents: Digital Forensics – Challenges and Future

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Recent cases in Australia and internationally demonstrate that digital evidence continues to present challenges at the pre-trial stage and also to raise admissibility concerns at trial.  Most importantly, the role of expert evidence (and the increasing role of digital experts) has been paramount. 

Digital forensic evidence and expert evidence face a trio of challenges: their “leading-edge” nature, the inherent complexity of the characteristics of digital evidence and the technical diversity of the sciences which underpin their specialised knowledge base. Future developments will include issues arising from Australia’s international cybercrime obligations, cloud computing, cybersecurity and human rights (principally privacy).

Join us as our experts discuss this very 21st century issue

  • Professor Adrian Linacre – Chair in Forensic DNA Technology, College of Science and Engineering, Flinders University 
  • Nigel Wilson – Senior Lecturer in Law, College of Business Government and Law, Flinders University and Barrister, Australis Chambers, Adelaide 

Moderated by Associate Professor Tania Leiman, Dean of Law, Flinders University

Monday 28 October, 5:30pm for 5:45pm start

Networking refreshments to follow

Flinders University, Victoria Square

Room 1, Level 1, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Professor Adrian Linacre

Adrian gained his first degree in Zoology at Edinburgh University and then a D.Phil at the University of Sussex.  He accepted a lectureship in Forensic Science at Strathclyde University in Glasgow where he worked until February of 2010. During this time he gained his Registration as a Forensic Practitioner in the areas of body fluids, blood pattern analysis and DNA typing.

Adrian then took up the Chair in Forensic Science supported by the Ministry of Justice, South Australia, with the role of developing new technologies in the field of DNA typing.

Adrian has published over 90 publications in international peer reviewed journals. In addition, is co-author of the text 'An Introduction to Forensic Genetics' and editor of book 'Forensic Science in Wildlife Investigations'. Adrian is an Associate Editor of Forensic Science International Genetics and on the editorial board of the journal Investigative Genetics.

Nigel Wilson

Nigel has over 26 years’ practical and teaching experience as a barrister and Law teaching specialist at undergraduate, postgraduate and post-admission levels.  He holds degrees in Law (Honours First Class) and in Economics from the University of Adelaide and a Masters’ degree from the University of Oxford.

Nigel was Chair of the International Workshop on e-Forensics Law in the e-Forensics 2009 Conference.  In 2010 he was a joint author of a Report to the Australian Government in relation to the privacy, security and identity management implications of cloud computing.  From 2013 to 2015 he was Chair of the Evidence & Technology Sub-Committee, SA Law Reform Institute, which led to amendments to the SA Evidence Act to deal with new technologies.  From 2013 to 2015 he was Key Researcher & Research Programme Leader of the CyberSecurity Co-operative Research Centre (CyberCRC) bid consortium.

Nigel has been an invited keynote speaker, nationally and internationally and has expertise, and has published, in digital forensics, evidence law, cybersecurity, insurance, torts and technology law.  He has held editorial board appointments on two leading international technology and digital forensics law journals.

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