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DataFocus 2017

For the sixth successive year INsig2 has successfully organized conference on digital evidence called DataFocus 2017. The conference took place at Sheraton hotel Zagreb in Zagreb on 4th April 2017 and hosted over 200 forensics experts

DataFocus 2017 has brought together more than 200 forensics investigators and legal bodies from 22 countries worldwide in order to promote importance of digital evidences.

Conference was opened with short speeches form INsig2 Director Mr. Goran Oparnica, Mr. Douglas Shinsato, Managing Director in Anthill Ventures from Singapore, Mr. Slavko Barić, Lieutenant General and Commader of Croatian Military Academy, Croatian Armed Forces and Mr. George Iwan Marantika, Chairman of Kadin Indonesia.

First key note lecture titled “Who governs the Internet?” was held by Ph.D. Tatiana Tropina, a Senior Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in the Information Law and Legal Informatics Section from Germany. In her lecture, she addressed the issues and answered questions of Who sets different standards for the Internet? How the Internet standards differ from Internet-related laws and regulations? Is there any organization or international body, which dominantly influences Internet? What does "multi-stakeholder governance" means? What happened last Autumn, when the US government has officially ended its oversight of ICANN - the organization that coordinates the functioning of the domain name system? Why cannot we have a body within the United Nations to set the Internet standards and control the network?

Second key note lecture titled “The political paradox and dilemmas of the digital society” was held by Ph.D. Željko Ivanković, renowned and respected journalist from Croatia. In his lecture, he offered an explanation as how the technology companies became political companies. He talked about engagement of technology companies in elections, how the concept of “citizen” became political subject and about the changes of the political system in the digital age.

During the conference participants could choose between 21 topics, divided into three sections: legal, investigation and technical section, each having 7 lectures throughout the day.

DataFocus 2017 was supported by 9 exhibitors, renowned companies from the field of digital forensics; Sumuri (USA), AccessData (USA), Belkasoft (Russia), BlackBag Technologies (USA), Blue Bear (Canada), Guidance Software (USA), Magnet Forensics (Canada), MSAB (Sweden) and Oxygen Forensics (USA). All exhibitors had an exhibition booth where participants could see and test new products, as well as hear presentations in technical section.   

In addition to three previously mentioned sections, participants had an opportunity to participate in two workshops held by AccessData titled “FTK & LAB - the latest developments in fast, reliable and collaborative forensic investigations” and Oxygen Forensics titled “New features in Oxygen Forensic® Detective”.

Conference ended with announcement of the winners in prize contest with total prize fond over 12.000,00 euros. Congratulations to all lucky winners!

We would like to thank our dear speakers, exhibitors, moderators and participants for supporting our conference DataFocus 2017 year after year. We are always so grateful for your contribution in the realization and success of our conference.

 See you next year at DataFocus 2018!