Introduction To Communications Data

This course provides a comprehensive overview of communications data, from its acquisition through to its use in aiding investigations and enhancing operational decision making.

1 day course

Learning outcomes

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Processes

Define the processes and legislation that underpin the acquisition and use of communications data

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Legislation

Understand the impact of the Investigatory Powers Act (2016)

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Attribution

Recognise the critical role data plays in evidence and the importance of evidential attribution in a case

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Data types

Know the types of data available under existing legislation and it can be successfully utilised within investigations

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Networks

Outline network features and data acquisition opportunities in relation to IP networks and Wi-Fi providers

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Data acquisition

Understand mobile phone network features and identify data acquisition opportunities for use in investigations.

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Interpret

Interpret current data sets from different communications service providers and apply that interpretation to help make informed decisions