IT Acceleration's technology experience provides a great advantage to corporations and law firms involved in managing the complexities of Digital Forensics and Electronic Discovery (eDiscovery) during litigation.
Throughout the entire life-cycle of a lawsuit or at key points, we provide expertise to counsel in the areas of motions, discovery strategy, evidence preservation, depositions and key witness interviews. We work with counsel to help define the discovery scope which is critical to the success and efficiency of the digital forensics process.
Our services, which encompass preservation through testimony, include a project management structure so everyone is prepared for their roles in the discovery process.
Electronic Discovery vs. Digital Forensics
The difference between Electronic Discovery (eDiscovery) and Digital Forensics (or Computer Forensics) is extremely important.
eDiscovery involves the collection of active and readily available digital data (including emails, documents, spreadsheets and images) found on computers and other digital storage devices that are “relevant” for the purposes of discovery review. There is always a risk for spoliation and missed data.
Digital Forensics not only collects active files but also considers deleted, lost and fragmented files along with computer activity, hardware and software configuration and ownership.
During Digital Forensic investigations, specific steps and procedures requiring an added level of technical expertise must be followed to access, preserve and analyze the data and to eliminate any risk of spoliation. Only trained professionals, like the Certified Computer Examiner experts at IT Acceleration, should be trusted to handle this process for you. This will ensure that the data can be admitted by your legal team as evidence in a court of law.