Preserving Electronic Evidence

A misstep in preserving electronic data for litigation could mean defeat before the enemy is even engaged.

According to Greg Fordham, a founder of K&F Consulting Inc., “Just not deleting anything off the computer isn’t enough.”

“The continued use of a computer can alter important metadata such as file system date and time stamps. Similarly, continued use can overwrite dynamic system data such as virtual memory stored to a disk, or overwrite deleted data so that it is unrecoverable,” he said.

Steps Fordham recommends include: early notice to preserve evidence – even prior to filing; preserving electronic evidence in a forensically sound manner that will capture the full spectrum of data; and developing a questionnaire or guide that seeks specific details about a clients electronic and computer systems.

According to K&F Consulting.

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