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Implications of the growth in digital evidence explored

15 May 2018

The Justice Committee holds its third evidence session as part of its inquiry into disclosure of evidence in criminal cases.

Purpose of the session

The purpose of this session is to explore the implications of the growth in digital evidence for disclosure and for complainants and defendants.

This evidence session is expected to cover a number of issues including:

  • the growing volumes of digital information that is available about complainants and defendants in court cases from their devices, the technology and techniques available to handle them, and the implications for the justice system of changes to technology
  • how to ensure fairness to complainants, witnesses and defendants while adhering to the disclosure process


Tuesday 15 May 2018, Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster.


  • Professor Peter Sommer, Digital forensics expert
  • Dr Jan Collie, Digital forensics and cyber security specialist
  • Dr Gillian Tully, Forensics Regulator


  • Jonathan Bamford, Head of Parliament and Government Affairs, The Information Commissioner's Office 
  • Rebecca Hitchen, Rape Crisis
  • Dame Vera Baird QC, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

Further information

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