Archive for August 2014

The Evolution of eDiscovery – Part 2

Fortunately, the evolution of the eDiscovery process itself has generated solutions in the form of: enriched technological innovation improving and refining identification and collection of case-related data, assessing data and sorting it by relevance, and for integration into litigation strategy. Applying the eDiscovery Method eDiscovery is by now an essential component of most business and…

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The Evolution of eDiscovery – Part 1

Recent court rulings have found that electronically stored information (ESI) has equal evidentiary weight and value as conventional paper documents.  With eDiscovery, the methods traditionally used for legal discovery are applied to digitally warehoused materials and electronic documents. The exceptional range of digital information subject to eDiscovery includes emails, Word/PDF and other documents, YouTube videos/digital…

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The Evolution of Digital Forensics – Part 3

Professional Responsibilities Forensic experts must exercise considerable caution when approaching digital evidence, since there is some legal argument that any opened computer file has already been tampered with, changing its content and thus the quality of the information (evidence) it provides.  Developing and maintaining professional competence is necessary to assure: all the appropriate evidence is…

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The Evolution of Digital Forensics – Part 2

Typical Cases Requiring Forensic Assistance Digital forensics provide attorneys a verifiable avenue of document discovery and attribution. In legal cases, digital forensics have valuable applications for both the prosecution and the defense.  Digital evidence is useful for a significant range of circumstances; among the most pertinent are: Banking/embezzlement/securities theft. Child pornography. Elder abuse/exploitation. Excessive/illegal phishing.…

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The Evolution of Digital Forensics – Part 1

The Evolution of Digital Forensics – Part 1 The unprecedented growth of digital forensics is a natural outcome of computers expanded use in virtually every sphere of human activity.  Digital forensics investigates computer-originated crime, through application of an evolving range data recovery tools and related forensic software.  All digital devices, including mobile tablets and smartphones,…

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Important Questions to Ask When Choosing a Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) Provider

For corporate legal departments and outside counsel, eDiscovery vendors can act as an extension of their legal department, providing data security and a customizable process to contain the cost and risks associated with litigation discovery. “In an economy where controlling costs is paramount, legal process outsourcing (LPO) may seem an attractive option for reducing and…

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