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Addressing Forensic Challenges of Collecting Data in the Cloud

As cloud services such as iCloud and Google Drive become increasingly common, individuals and corporations rely less on physical devices such as computers, hard drives, and mobile phones for their data storage needs. This can increase complications for collecting data in a forensically sound way. When a discovery request is put into place, or an […]

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What Is Digital Spoliation, and How Can It Be Prevented?

Preservation of digital data and evidence is a crucial component of the e-Discovery process, involving the issuance of litigation holds to prevent the destruction of certain electronically stored information (ESI) and materials relevant to a case. It protects lawyers, their firms, and clients against claims of impropriety.

What Is Metadata and Why Is It Critical to a Forensic Investigation?

The advent of electronically stored data has changed how forensic experts gather information for litigation and trial support, rendering metadata vital in the modern investigatory landscape. Metadata provides an abundant source of information regarding everything from authenticating documents to discovering when files were created. But what exactly is metadata — and what makes it so […]

Don’t DIY: Why You Should Never Attempt to Collect Digital Evidence Without Expert Assistance

With the boom of electronically stored information (ESI) and e-Discovery in litigation, digital forensics has become a widely sought-after practice. With the advent of and nearly ubiquitous reliance on e-mails and electronic financial transactions, electronic discovery appears in a significant amount of cases nowadays. To cut electronic discovery costs, law firms and corporations are putting […]