A Privacy-Compliant Process for Digital Forensics Readiness





Digital forensics readiness,, Information privacy, Digital forensics investigation, Confidentiality, Digital forensics


This research paper examines the issue of privacy compliance in digital forensics readiness, specifically in relation to the breach of confidentiality during analysis of collected data on users. This is a problem because the collection and analysis of digital evidence during these investigations can have a potential impact on individuals’ privacy rights. The study’s methodology involves a literature review of relevant research, an analysis of privacy regulations, and a case study of a real-world digital forensics investigation. The main findings of the study indicate that organizations need to develop and implement robust privacy measures and data protection policies to ensure that their digital forensics readiness efforts are privacy compliant and do not compromise user privacy. Some examples of why this is necessary are provided in the research to address these privacy compliance issues, this study proposes a measure, this measure implements technical safeguards to protect user data and maintains its confidentiality. By implementing the proposed measures, organizations can maintain their digital forensics readiness while also protecting user privacy.

Author Biography

Gabriel Shoderu, University of Pretoria

Gabriel Shoderu, a computer science honors student at the University of Pretoria. He holds an
undergraduate degree in Multimedia. He is a member of the DigiForS research group at the
University of Pretoria. His academic pursuits focus on computer science and related fields, with a
keen interest in leveraging technology for societal benefits.