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Criminal Law - cell phone data: A new forensic tool

Criminal Law - cell phone data: A new forensic tool
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With over six million cell phone connections and over 17.5 billion call minutes and texts used by New Zealanders in 2019, it is highly likely every criminal case has associated cell phone data. Yet cell phone data is rarely used by the defence lawyers in criminal cases. This webinar will give a taste of the potential cell phone data offers as a forensic tool in criminal cases.

When a new forensic tool emerges, there is lead time before it is widely used primarily because lawyers do not understand the potential it offers. In the case of cell phone data New Zealand appears to be slower than a number of other countries (eg America, the United Kingdom, Australia etc), as cell phone data is widely used in criminal cases overseas.

The New Zealand Police are increasingly using cell phone data to corroborate or dispute evidence as they begin to understand its potential. In contrast, defence lawyers are primarily reacting to Police use of cell phone data and in the process missing out exploiting the full potential of cell phone data.

This webinar will highlight how cell phone data can be used in criminal cases and will cover:
  • Modified versions of real examples that involved cell phone data are discussed to give you a taste of what it can do
  • How the police are using cell phone data
  • Typical use of cell phone data in defence setting
  • An overview of the collection of cell phone data.

Learning objectives

After attending this webinar you will:

  • Have an appreciation of the forensic potentials of cell phone data.
  • Better understand how to use cell phone data to corroborate or challenge evidence.
  • Be aware of the pitfalls to avoid with cell phone data.

Who should attend

This webinar is primarily aimed at criminal lawyers. However, this could be useful for family lawyers as well.

Book / Technical Specs

A background book written by the presenter is available in hard copy, PDF, or both. Please indicate your choice upon registration. 

  • Hard Copy - Your book will be posted to you - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and posted the hard copy book  - additional $30 charge

For information on what is required to participate in the webinar, click here.


  • Dr A Sathyendran, Principal Consultant, AnS Consulting Ltd, Auckland

Fee (Incl GST)


Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Click here


  • Webinar - 11.00am - 12.00pm Wednesday 8 July 2020
  • Registration closes  - 3.00pm, Tuesday 7 July 2020

View PDF brochure and registration form here.

Webinar 8 July
I can't attend, but please let me know when the book is available to purchase.


Attendance at the live webinar
  • If you attended the live webinar, you will receive an electronic certificate of attendance as verification for your CPD records.
  • You can view and hear the presentation again, as many times as you wish in your own time for no additional cost.
Registration but non-attendance on the day
  • Under the CPD Scheme only those who attend a live webinar are eligible to claim CPD hours.
  • If you registered but were unable to attend on the day, you can view and hear the archived recording of the presentation.

Cancellation and refund policy

Since the webinar is available to registrants as an archive after the live presentation, there is no cancellation – we just transfer your user status as a registrant from the live presentation to a purchaser of the webinar package of recorded webinar, PowerPoints and booklet.

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