LEGAL ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST THE USE OF OPEN SOURCE FORENSICS TOOLKITS IN COURT PROCEEDINGS IN KENYA

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore legal arguments for and against the use of open source forensics

tool kits in court proceedings in Kenya

Design/methodology/approach– The methodology used is literature review from scientific research papers and laws of

Kenya.

Findings–There is no relevant laws in Kenya about the support of usage or against usage of digital forensics tools

either open source or licensed. The laws currently in place does not clearly state on which methods should be used to

verify the accuracy and reliability of the tools used and how to determine the best tools to conduct open source digital

forensics.

Paper type – Research paper

Keywords—Computer, Forensics, digital, email

BitCyber Security Consultants

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore legal arguments for and against the use of open source forensics toolkits in court proceedings in Kenya

Design/methodology/approach– The methodology used is literature review from scientific research papers and laws of Kenya.

Findings–There is no relevant laws in Kenya about the support of usage or against usage of digital forensics tools either open source or licensed. The laws currently in place does not clearly state on which methods should be used to verify the accuracy and reliability of the tools used and how to determine the best tools to conduct open source digital forensics.

Paper type – Research paper

Keywords—Computer, Forensics, digital, email

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