2013 Webcast

2013 Webcast Order Page — "Digital Forensics & Social Media Evidence"

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Law Enforcement Guidelines — Social Media Vendors

The following links are provided for direct access to law enforcement guidelines and other relevant material for major social media vendors. This information is current as of 08/14/2013 and may change in the future. The RCFL program is providing these links as a service to Webinar attendees and does not ensure the accuracy of information provided by external agencies and vendors.



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Law enforcement guidelines: https://www.facebook.com/safety/groups/law/guidelines/

Law enforcement online request form:

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Law enforcement guidelines:

Law enforcement emergency disclosure online request form: https://support.twitter.com/forms/lawenforcement

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Law enforcement guidelines:

Law enforcement guidelines:

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Law enforcement guidelines:

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Law enforcement guidelines:


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2012 Law enforcement requests report: http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/en-us/reporting/transparency/

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Law enforcement guide:


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Law enforcement guide:

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Law enforcement assistance requests:

All law enforcement requests must be made by calling the Apple customer service line. Apple will require your name, rank, department, badge number, case number, and contact information. Once your request is received they will transfer you internally to the law enforcement support team.


International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
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IACP Center for Social Media Investigative Guides provides links and downloadable forms for many popular social media vendors and internet service providers (ISP).


Additional Publications and Resources

The following resources were recommended by other Webinar attendees:

Training Resources

National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI), in conjuction with U.S. Secret Service

RCFL Training

  • ImageScan training is provided free of charge at all RCFLs and at several FBI field offices.
  • If your agency is in the service area covered by an RCFL, you may be eligible to attend other types of free training.
  • The RCFL Speakers Bureau is a ready resource that can provide expert speakers on a specific topic.

National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Note: Keep in touch with your local DOJ and USAO offices. The USAO District of Massachusetts hosted a training class on social media exploitation for law enforcement in June 2012.
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Center for Social Media

  • Social Media Technologies & Platforms, provides a broad overview of more than 3 dozen popular social media platforms and includes definitions of terms, fact sheets, examples of how law enforcement agencies have used these platforms, and much, much more.
  • Social Media Investigations, provides case studies, a list of publications, law enforcement investigative guides, and tools & tutorials – including links to previously recorded webinars.
  • Training & Technical Assistance, provides links to an executive briefing program and contact information for technical assistance.

Drakontas and Drexel University, in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance

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