The preservation of digital evidence (DE) presents unique problems beyond traditional evidence preservation. Digital Evidence Preservation: Considerations for Evidence Handlers addresses considerations related to the preservation of digital evidence. This document is part of a series on evidence management and its primary audience is evidence management professionals. The document discusses traditional sources of digital evidence including physical storage media and digital objects and also addresses law enforcement generated digital evidence. The document further discusses key considerations related to digital evidence preservation and the difference from the preservation of other evidence types. Related considerations, such as acquisition of digital evidence are only addressed when there is overlap with preservation.
The link for the evidence preservation page is https://www.nist.gov/forensic-science/interdisciplinary-topics/evidence-management