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At the beginning of the interview, prof. Dirk Pawlaszczyk explains that the project aims mostly to achieve three main objectives; which include:

  1. Support for creating new tools which will help extraction, analysis and assessment of mobile data.
  2. Standardisation of mobile forensic procedures in the whole EU.
  3. The implementation of novel training for LEAs, which will help them put the modernisations into practice.


Afterwards, the Professor explains that the field of mobile forensics is relatively new, and is changing rapidly due to this fact. The Professor explains that mobile device forensics has completely different features than traditional forensics. Prof Pawlaszczyk underlines that mobile devices are ‘more aware’ of the environment which surrounds them. Miscellaneous functions such as GPS and connected applications, leave marks in the device; thus, possible evidence can be found quickly.

On the other hand, the unstoppable connection also has drawbacks; namely, data on the mobile device being remotely deleted or blocked. Besides the speed at which mobile devices are developing is another big issue.

The Professor also explains that when a mobile phone is used as evidence in a case, all mobile data should be copied before the analysis, and only the copied data is analysed. A blocked or phone that is turned-off poses another challenge, which requires additional forensic methods.

At the end of the interview, Prof. Pawlaszczyk answers to Kloiber’s question about standardisation of mobile forensic policies in the EU. This includes making the whole chain of evidence – from the forensic analysis to the court case in all the member states homogenous.

FORMOBILE will also try to define the best way to provide a standardised law, to avoid any legal mistakes during mobile forensic analysis.

If you understand German, catch the original here.