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Initial Response and First Responder Tasks

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Initial Response and First Responder Tasks  

When an incident that involves digital evidence is reported, the entity (public agency or private laboratory) responsible for conducting the investigation will send one or more individuals to investigate the case; this person is called the “first responder,” and he/she is responsible for conducting the initial investigation of the incident to determine its root cause. 

The main role of the first responder is to identify, collect, preserve, and transport digital evidence to the forensic lab in addition to identifying the root cause of an incident. To do this correctly and legally, the first responder must be fully aware of the relevant legislation within the jurisdiction where he is going to investigate the incident.

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