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Preparing Evidence From Digital Data For Legal Disputes

Having to protect your company’s interests in court is not a scenario any business owner wants to face. Nevertheless, lawsuits against corporations are taken out from time to time and it is prudent for companies to ensure they are well-prepared if such situations arise.

There are several ways businesses can try and lower the risk of legal actions taken against them. Mostly by reducing their exposure to liability and having clear, transparent dealings with suppliers, clients, and employees. However, once a lawsuit has been filed, companies have to go on the defensive. In some cases, they may even have to initiate legal proceedings themselves against former employees or business competitors in order to protect their profitability.

Once a competent legal team has been hired, the next step is to compile the evidence to substantiate your case in court. With today’s high dependency on digital data for business operations, it is inevitable that most evidence exist in digital form.  Digital evidence requires digital investigation and computer forensics processing to allow it to be presented and accepted as evidence within the judicial system. Digital evidence exist in many computering devices and their storage media – various types of computing devices from desktop, laptop, tablets, mobile phone  and many others. Digital evidence can also be extracted and processed from an endless of electronic devices capable of processing and storing data – e.g., fax machines, copiers, vehicle GPS, drones.

Singaporean agent checking out the smartphone since it’s mobile forensics

Types Of Evidence And Data

Electronic evidence can be retrieved via a wide range digital investigation and computer forensic methodology and processes. Some examples of the endless list of electronic data include applications output data, communication/messaging applications data, computer logs, multimedia files, internet/file histories, email data, GPS location data, video/audio and files metadata…. 

All these types of data play critical roles in protecting/defending your company legally. The electronic footprints we process can be presented in court as evidence.

Digital investigations are crucial in identifying and establishing evidence in any type of internal conflicts and disputes, all types of frauds, employee misconducts, unauthorised leakage of proprietary/confidential information.  The identification, verification, review and analysis  of electronic evidence has become critical in defending company’s integrity and reputation. 

A Forensic examiner from the mobile forensics team tests out the smartphone.

Mobile Device Forensics

The extraction, processing and presentation of digital evidence in legal disputes from portable and mobile devices has become common place today. The devices are wide and varied such as cell phones, tablets, smartwatches, GPS devices, drones, etc. Digital investigation and forensics of mobile devices have already become common place activity in the resolution of legal disputes.

Digital Investigation and forensic of mobile device begin with multiple stages from collection/seizure, forensic grade acquisition and verification of data extracted. etc These steps will ensure electronic data is evidentially secured and allow for its usage in legal disputes.

The secured electronic data can then be processed, reviewed, searched and analyzed by trained and experienced digital investigators according to the objectives and unique requirements of each case.  

Forensic reports can then be put up in preparation for expert testimony during legal proceedings. 

Have a question for our team about computer forensics in Singapore? Reach out to us via our contact us page. Our highly trained, experienced and qualified investigators will be available to guide you based on your case objectives. 

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