The Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (ADFSL)
In this paper the authors examine statutes that regulate, license, and enforce investigative functions in each US state. After identification and review of Private Investigator licensing requirements, the authors find that very few state statutes explicitly differentiate between Private Investigators and Digital Examiners. After contacting all state agencies the authors present a distinct grouping organizing state approaches to professional Digital Examiner licensing. The authors conclude that states must differentiate between Private Investigator and Digital Examiner licensing requirements and oversight.
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Lonardo, Thomas; White, Doug; and Rea, Alan
"To License or Not to License: An Examination of State Statutes Regarding Private Investigators and Digital Examiners,"
Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law: Vol. 3
, Article 4.
Available at: http://commons.erau.edu/jdfsl/vol3/iss3/4