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What Should You Collect for eDiscovery? Start with What Your Business Uses
By Trent Walton · 4 months ago
What Applications Does Your Business Use? I think we can all agree that discoverable sources of electronically stored information (ESI) in litigation now extend well beyond the traditional email and office files. But what else ...
Here’s a Cyberattack That Shows the Weakest Link for Many Organizations
By Trent Walton · 4 months ago
With October being Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we’ve covered a few topics this month to be aware of from a cybersecurity standpoint, because (as the National Cybersecurity Alliance has promoted), it’s all about awareness to #becybersmart! ...
Busting the Myths Associated with Mobile Device Discovery
By Trent Walton · 4 months ago
Analyzing the Results Forensic Discovery Educational Partner eDiscovery Today just released its 2022 State of the Industry Report (summarized here, with instructions for receiving a free copy) regarding trends in eDiscovery. One of those trends ...
Importance of Metadata in Digital Forensics and eDiscovery
By Trent Walton · 5 months ago
The Importance of Fully Understanding Metadata If you’re a litigator and you’ve dealt with discovery, you’ve probably heard the term “metadata” associated with electronic evidence. But do you know what metadata is? And do you ...
Nine Advantages to Using a Forensic Expert for Collection and Discovery
By Trent Walton · 5 months ago
We previously told you why you shouldn’t collect your own email for discovery purposes. In this post, let’s talk about the advantages of having a forensic collection and discovery expert to conduct collection of email ...
“Location, Location, Location” Isn’t Just About Real Estate, It’s Also About Mobile Device Evidence
By Trent Walton · 5 months ago
One of the Best Sources of Evidence Stories about cell phone location data being used as evidence to help convict suspects in criminal cases are common these days in crime shows like Dateline and 48 ...
Three Reasons You May Need Digital Forensics
By Trent Walton · 5 months ago
Internal Investigations, Audits, and more… Electronic discovery is a process that many have associated with litigation, but eDiscovery is a part of several other use cases these days, including internal investigations, audits, Data Subject Access ...
Hash Values are the DNA of Digital Evidence
By Trent Walton · 6 months ago
Identifying Suspects Whether you like to watch true crime shows or not, you probably know that forensically matching a suspect to their DNA profile is one of the most reliable forms of identifying suspects there ...
Cheaters Get Caught When the iPhone Photo is More Than Just a Photo
By Trent Walton · 6 months ago
A Single Second Exposed…to the World? Imagine this scenario. A woman’s boyfriend is traveling and sends her a photo from his iPhone of a hotel bed with a cuddly toy by the pillow and says ...
The Art of Collecting Email Evidence for Strengthening Litigation Strategies
By Trent Walton · 6 months ago
Data Collection Must Adhere to Certain Criteria Collected emails serve as critical electronic evidence in legal proceedings, but their value hinges on their validity and forensic integrity. To ensure the evidence is admissible and won’t ...
Metadata: The Attorney’s Secret Weapon in Civil Litigation
By Trent Walton · 7 months ago
Metadata Holds Significant Value for Legal Proceedings Metadata, the often overlooked treasure trove of information in litigation, holds significant value for legal proceedings. Beyond its role as data about data, metadata serves as a powerful ...