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With an explosion of data and phone devices and computers in recent years, workloads for law enforcement investigators have grown exponentially, and It’s taking longer to process and analyze digital evidence, and longer to close cases. Most non-technical investigators struggle to work with digital evidence because of the complexity of the tools and data.
A new user-friendly digital evidence review platform is hoping to change that, providing security and remote accessibility to evidence.
Magnet Review was designed by Magnet Forensics specifically for non-technical investigators. It’s a cloud-based, collaborative platform giving them the ability to easily review recovered evidence like photos and digital messages.
Instead of traveling to a forensics lab to view and interpret the evidence with the assistance of an examiner, investigators can access it online from anywhere and work remotely with digital experts as the evidence is processed.
The company is collaborating with the London Metropolitan Police and Microsoft – the technology operates on the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform.
Metropolitan Police believe the new technology could allow them to complete investigations up to three times faster. They’ll be able to return devices to victims and witnesses more quickly, and costs for things like external storage media will be greatly reduced, as reported by therecord.com.