District Attorney - Data Extraction/Examination Forensic Tools and Software

Investigators in the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office (SCCDA) utilize a variety of data extraction/examination forensic tools and software to extract, process, enhance, and analyze data from various types of digital devices, including computers, cellular phones, tablets, thumb drives, audio equipment, and video equipment, associated with the investigation of a criminal activity. The data retrieved using the tools and software includes computer files, e-mails, contacts, digital images, audio and video files, and other multimedia files. The extracted data may be relevant to prove, among other things:

See more


Board of Supervisors


Surveillance-Technology and Community-Safety Ordinance

©2023 County of Santa Clara. All rights reserved.