Once the data has been identified through appropriate data mapping techniques, and defensibly collected by a certified forensic examiner the data moves onto the next stage within the electronic data reference model (EDRM). Following collection, the data will need to be processed for electronic discovery and further review. This can include converting file types into archivable structured formats to maintaining the files in native format for review.

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Conflict of Interest Under no circumstances should the forensic expert have any kind of emotional investment or monetary reward dependent upon either the outcome of the case, or the impact of their testimony of that outcome. Thus, if fees are involved — where the digital expert is paid for providing a forensic analysis of the…

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Digital Forensics As a practice and a profession, digital forensics consists essentially of the investigation of criminal activities committed with computers and other digital devices.  Digital forensics has evolved rapidly in recent years, in response to the exceptional capacity of computerized information systems to acquire, store and transmit unprecedented quantities of data anywhere, instantaneously. Regulating…

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