Electronic Discovery (eDiscovery) is the process of discovery of evidence in electronic form, in civil litigation.
It differs from the discovery of traditional documents because of the intangible nature of digital information, the ease with which copies are made and the difficulty in which a document can be identified as original.
Electronic documents have embedded metadata, additional information that provides evidence as to the source, creation and history of accesses and alterations of a document.
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There are six basic stages in electronic discovery, and Strathclyde Forensics is here to support you from the first to the last. Stages of eDiscovery:
1. Identification. Identify relevant documents, their owners and custodians. 2. Preservation. Legal hold processes initiated by counsel. 3. Collection. Collection of evidence from the owners/custodians, 4. Processing. Extraction of metadata, sorting of documents and create indices. 5. Review. Final review of the collected and analyzed documents. 6. Production. Final production and transfer of discovered data to opposing counsel.
Strathclyde Forensics will provide full support to both businesses and lawyers for every single stage of Electronic Discovery. Simply contact us and see how we can help you.