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Inland Investigations Group specializes in computer forensics, technology based investigations, internet and email tracing.   Our computer forensic examiners have years of hands-on experience and training in the use of forensic software such as EnCase, Forensic Toolkit (FTK), X-Ways Forensics, BlackLight, and more.

Our investigators are also trained in Cyber Exploitation investigations. Cyber Exploitation is defined as the non-consensual distribution of intimate photos and/or videos. The private material may have been obtained by ex-lovers, by ex-spouses, or by complete strangers through hacking, theft of a cell phone, during a computer repair, a false personal ad, or “photoshopping.” These photos or videos may be posted to humiliate and degrade the victims, to cause damage to their reputation, and/or used to extort them.

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As of July 2015, California victims of cyber exploitation have a private right of action against their perpetrators. Assembly Bill 2643 (Wieckowski) codified a private right of action against any person who intentionally distributes a photograph or recorded image of another without consent, if:

(1) person knew that the other person had a reasonable expectation that the material would remain private,

(2) the distributed material exposes an intimate body part or shows an act of intercourse, oral copulation, sodomy, or other act of sexual penetration, and

(3) the other person suffers general or special damages as described in Cal. Civil Code § 48(a).3 Cal. Civil Code § 1708.85.

In addition to any other relief available at law, a California court may order equitable relief, including a temporary restraining order, or a preliminary injunction, or a permanent injunction ordering the defendant to cease distribution of material.4 Id. at § 1708.85(d). A court may also grant reasonable attorney’s fees and costs to the prevailing plaintiff. Id. at § 1708.85(e).

We can assist you by documenting and cataloging critical evidence necessary to prepare your case for a civil or criminal filing.  If you don’t have an attorney, we can refer you to experienced attorneys who specialize in these types of cases.   Please use our Contact page if you would like more information on this type of investigation.

Inland Investigations Group also offers traditional investigative services and litigation support representing most legal specialties. We provide these services to corporations/businesses, legal professionals, individuals, and other private investigators. Please see our Services page for a more thorough listing.

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