Issue Number: Vol. 1, No. 4
Year of Publication: Dec - 2012
Page Numbers: 311-323
Authors: Asou Aminnezhad, Ali Dehghantanha, Mohd Taufik Abdullah
Journal Name: International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF)
- Hong Kong


Privacy issues have always been a major concern in computer forensics and security and in case of any investigation whether it is pertaining to computer or not always privacy issues appear. To enable privacy’s protection in the physical world we need the law that should be legislated, but in a digital world by rapidly growing of technology and using the digital devices more and more that generate a huge amount of private data it is impossible to provide fully protected space in cyber world during the transfer, store and collect data. Since its introduction to the field, forensics investigators, and developers have faced challenges in finding the balance between retrieving key evidences and infringing user privacy. This paper looks into developmental trends in computer forensics and security in various aspects in achieving such a balance. In addition, the paper analyses each scenario to determine the trend of solutions in these aspects and evaluate their effectiveness in resolving the aforementioned issues.