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.
- Fraud/illicit use of eCommerce.
- Hacking/malware/spreading of viruses.
- Identity theft.
- Illegal online purchases/related theft.
- Intellectual property theft.
Each of these crimes requires recovery of specialized data and materials. Digital forensic experts need to be adept at the entire range of these cases.
In commercial law, digital forensics generates solutions for detecting and recovering stolen business secrets or customers. While prosecutors can use digital forensics to attribute guilt to alleged cyber-criminals, legal defendants can similarly apply electronic discovery to demonstrate their innocence. Disproving oppositional claims can save individuals or corporations money, reputation, and incarceration.
Look for additional information on the Evolution of Digital Forensics – Part 3. If you would like more information about eDiscovery or how TERIS solutions can assist you, please contact us!