Terrorism remains high on the political and media agenda. The legislative developments since 2000 have reflected this, and the Government’s much anticipated Terrorism Bill 2005 (enacted as the Terrorism Act 2006) contained several measures which significantly changed the law in this area.
The investigation of computers, digital media and mobile phones is increasingly a significant part of anti terrorism investigations. Evidence obtained in this manner is often a prominent part of the prosecution case. Quite rightly the investigation of terrorism related offences is generally well resourced by the authorities which can result in many investigators being involved in the investigation of computer data. This approach produces quick results, but we have found that on occasions, the data identified by the prosecution can be selective, partial and presented out of context.
Cy4or has considerable experience in conducting defence expert examinations of digital media in terrorism related cases. We have reviewed data relating to the Terrorism Act 2006 offences of encouragement of terrorism and dissemination of terrorist publications along with other terrorism related conspiracy offences. Our expert witnesses have the experience necessary to provide concise advice throughout the lifetime of a case both in conference and at trial.
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