Thanks for organising this helpful forum and for the interesting discussion last week.
As some of you were interested in knowing more about maintaining the chain of custody and eyeWitness’ approach, please have a look at our piece on this topic: eyeWitness News - Technology is not enough to secure justice: Why we still need the human touch
As mentioned during the call, for footage to be admissible in court you need to archive the footage securely, in an access-controlled way, keeping a secure record of who has had access to the footage since it was captured. In legal terms, you need to safeguard the chain of custody. This is important to be able to prove that the footage has not been modified in any way. eyeWitness maintains the chain of custody for our partners by enabling them to securely upload their footage directly from the eyeWitness to Atrocities app (where the footage and metadata are locked until upload – after that they are free to share the footage or save it in their own system) to our encrypted server where it cannot be altered. The eyeWitness server is not open-source for security and confidentiality purposes. We maintain the chain of custody for our partners until the footage is used for justice, which may take a long time.
If you want to have a chat about our approach, do get in touch with us: eyeWitness | Connect