Common Electronic Devices that Generate Digital Evidence

Device Types of Potential Evidence
Digital/Video Camera
  • Pictures
  • Videos
  • Files stored locally or on media card
Cell Phone
  • Text Messages
  • Call Logs
  • Applications used
  • Social Media accounts
  • Everything from All Categories
Computer/Laptop
  • Everything from All Categories
  • Social Media accounts
  • Internet Search History
  • Documents
  • Email (Non-web-based)
Mobile device
  • Everything from All Categories
  • Applications used
  • Social Media accounts
Game consoles
  •  Pictures
  • Videos
  • Documents
File Storage (Hard drive, thumb drive, optical media)
  • Everything from All Categories
Internet of Things (IoT)
Wearables
  • Location
  • Apps used

Law enforcement agencies also generate digital evidence:

Device Types of Potential Evidence
Automated License Plate Readers (LPR)
  • License Plate Images· Pictures of Cars
  • Geolocation
  • Metadata
In-Car/Body-Worn Cameras
  • Videos
Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones)
  • Videos
Interview Room Recording Systems
  • Videos
  • Audio Recordings
Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
  • Videos
TASERs
  • Data Files

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