Yonghao Mai

Yonghao Mai

Hubei University of Police, China

Title: The development of computer forensic legal system in China


Yonghao Mai is Postdoctoral (Criminal Law) in Wuhan University, PhD (Computer Science and Information Engineering) in East China University of Science and Technology. He is the member of Teaching Guide Sub-Committee of Computer Science and Technology of Ministry of Education. He is director of the national key laboratory of computer forensics in Hubei University of Police. He also works as adjunct Professor in Wuhan University, Renmin University of China and Zhongnan University of Economics and Law. He is a registered Computer Forensics Expert in China, and is considered as the first generation cyber-police in China. He is specialist at digital forensic and judicial expertise, law of Information Security, computer security and computer crime. He has published hundreds of research papers on national and international reputed journals. He has published eight academic monographs, and his monograph, practice on judicial expertise of digital data, has been the reference standard for judicial appraiser. He has been in the chair of International Digital Forensic and Investigation Technology Forum in 2013.


On Feb 28th 2005, the Resolution of National People’s Congress on the Administration of Judicial Appraisal (the “Resolution”) was issued, which boosted the reformation of Computer Forensic Legal System in China and accelerated the coordination of Computer Forensic Legal System with China’s national condition and the judicial system. China comes up methods to ensure the neutral status and independent operation of judicial experts and judicial expertise institutions, also incessantly reinforces supervision and training of them. My lecture this time will introduce the way China takes to develop and reform the computer forensic legal system, and mainly includes the following points: 1. The general concept of computer forensic legal system in China. 2. The stages of the reformation of computer forensic legal system in China, contradictions encountered during the reformation and the solutions. 3. How to become computer judicial experts in China and the rights and obligations of them. 4. How to set up and manage computer judicial expertise institutions in China. 5. The generation of judicial opinions in lawsuits. 6. How to sworn evidence on judicial opinions. 7. Case: The Judicial Expert Opinion on Nimaya-a computer virus which aims at destructing computer systems.

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