ISO 17025 is a mandatory standard for Digital Forensics laboratories in the United Kingdom (UK) as of October 2017.
All labs that are not ISO 17025 certified must disclose their ‘non-compliance’ on every report produced.
The following article posted on Forensic Notes is meant to provide information on ISO 17025 and open the discussion around this topic.
This ISO 17025 accreditation will impact how Digital Forensic examinations are conducted in the future and by whom around the globe.
As it stands, views are mixed about the suitability of this standard for Digital Forensics.
Certainly, some Digital Forensic Examiners (DFE’s) believe that using ISO 17025 for Digital Forensics is like placing a square peg into a round hole.
But, is this belief based on fact or fear?
Read the article and then join the discussion:
This article will discuss:
- What is the FSR (Forensic Science Regular)?
- Who is the Forensic Science Regulator in the UK?
- Update to ISO 17025:2005