The development and use of the Internet have been a turning point in our society. Today, we use new technologies to carry out our professional activity because of the possibilities it offers us: we are more productive, we reach markets that were unthinkable a few years ago and we have new channels of communication with customers and suppliers.
Technology arrived years ago to our personal and professional environments to stay and it will never go away, mainly because we would not know how to live nor work without it. This panorama of communication, speed, ubiquity, and anonymity has not only brought positive effects, but has also encouraged the emergence of a new type of crime, where there are attacks on pre-established legal assets, such as sexual freedom, property, privacy, etc., but in a different way, forcing us to “break” the classic schemes of crime, to deal effectively with this fact.
The particularity of this type of crime means that we are faced with serious problems when it comes to investigating a crime committed on or through the Internet and the subsequent clarification of the facts. In addition, legislation will soon become outdated, due to the rapid evolution of new technologies and platforms that are being created, which require a quick classification, so that it can act in a relevant way and with total guarantee, because this type of crime is constantly evolving.
In this situation, the figure of the Computer Expert is essential, whose main task is to demonstrate or refute in an expert opinion that a certain event took place, using tools and scientific techniques typical of the field of Computer Engineering.
The work of the computer expert must be rigorous since the facts that must be settled may involve prison sentences and/or heavy fines for the affected persons. For this reason, it is fundamental to be sure of the computer expert’s qualifications before he/she begins his/her expert’s work.
The Computer Expert Opinion is increasingly decisive in judicial processes, since we live in an increasingly digital world, with new digital crimes and cybercrime, and also, with a digitization of the most classic crimes.
As a reflection of this trend, computer experts have become one of the most sought-after professionals and for this reason, I decided to create this professional office to offer this type of services.