NewsDay published an article on September 15, 2020, about the Cyber Crimes Unit’s takeover of the ‘private beach’ investigation. Here’s a summary:
- After three days, the police located the woman who recorded the viral video at her supposed private beach and is now tasked with retrieving evidence from her cellphone and laptop.
- The woman posted an Instagram video stating she couldn’t be charged for breaching COVID-19 regulations since the beach was her private land. The woman went under heavy scrutiny from the public while the police were trying to locate her.
- Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh was among the scrutinizers, describing her as “the worst of young people in Trinidad and Tobago” at a virtual press conference.
- The police’s cybercrime unit will have to help investigators retrieve sufficient evidence to lay charges such as the location of the media and the date of creation.
- A time frame for investigations like these cannot be given as it depends on several factors such as the type of device and storage.
Contributed by Racquel Bailey from Jamaica. Racquel is a member of our Women in InfoSec Caribbean (WISC) initiative on Discord. WISC is a non-profit initiative supporting Caribbean women and girls to develop a career in Information Security. Learn more about WISC at wiscaribbean.org.