Packaging, Labeling and transportation: The collected digital evidences shall be numbered and labeled in a manner so as connecting those to the case in future could be easy. That shall be attracted with a tag bearing the number as well as the visible details of the evidence. The same shall be recorded in the daily diary, case diary and schedule of evidence maintained.
A proper and suitable size material should be chosen for packaging. They should not be dropped/wrapped into common plastic/gunny bags. Good quality evidence envelops, Faraday bags or damp/fire & tamper proof containers should be used. Diskettes have fragile ,magnetic media. If they are packed loosely and strike each other during transit, they could be damaged and the data could be lost. Hence, each piece of evidence should be packaged and sealed separately.
During transportation, the digital evidences should not be kept in a place of frequent mechanical shocks or with drastic temperature changes. As far as possible, anti-static bags should be used, , so as any localized electrostatic induction could not affect the data. The same should be carried only by a trained & authorized special messenger, not by courier/post.
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