Intelligence and security are moving from an analogue to a digital world
Evidence in complex criminal cases is now mainly comprised of digital data, the volume of which is growing exponentially, e.g., texts, images, video and audio recordings.
In the Netherlands, the police and tax authorities together handle an estimated 10.000 cases a year each of which – on average – 4 terabytes of data, a million files and 10 million traces. The volume and heterogeneity of the data impacts all aspects of the security process.
ADS works in close collaboration with the Co van Ledden Hulsebosch Centre for Forensic Science to develop methods for handling large amounts of data and helping investigators to find evidence in such collections.