The authentication of electronic evidence

Stanfield, Allison R (2016) The authentication of electronic evidence. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis examines whether the rules for of evidence, which were developed around paper over centuries, are adequate for the authentication of electronic evidence. The history of documentary evidence is examined, and the nature of electronic evidence is explored, particularly recent types of electronic evidence such as social media and 'the Cloud'. The old rules are then critically applied to the varied types of electronic evidence to determine whether or not these old rules are indeed adequate.

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ID Code: 93021
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Duncan, Bill & Christensen, Sharon
Keywords: Evidence Act, electronic evidence, evidence, digital evidence, business records, Hearsay Rule, metadata, hard drive, computer, the Cloud
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 18 Apr 2016 01:08
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 01:08

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