e-discovery namely Electronic discovery refers to any process in which electronic data is sought, located, secured, and searched with the intent of using it as evidence in a civil or criminal legal case. E-discovery can be carried out offline on a particular computer or it can be done in a network.
Court-ordered or government sanctioned hacking for the purpose of obtaining critical evidence is also a type of e-discovery.
The nature of digital data makes it extremely well-suited to investigate. For one thing, digital data can be electronically searched with ease, whereas paper documents must be scrutinized manually.
Furthermore, digital data is difficult or impossible to completely destroy, particularly if it gets into a network. This is because the data appears on multiple hard drives and because digital files, even if deleted, can be undeleted.
In fact, the only reliable way to destroy a computer file is to physically destroy every hard drive where the file has been stored.
In the process of electronic discovery, data of all types can serve as evidence. This can include text, images, calendar files, databases, spreadsheets, audio files, animation,
Web sites and computer programs. Even malware such as viruses, Trojans can be secured and investigated. Email can be an especially valuable source of evidence in civil or criminal litigation, because people are often less careful in these exchanges than in hard copy correspondence such as written memos and postal letters.
Cyber Law Consulting ensures that all messages including emails, blogs, meeting notes as well as associated content and data are related to business topics around which intellectual work is done, decisions made, or information reported. These topics and their content can be further categorized according to standard corporate records management classifications. This pre-contextualization of information is used to provide discovery services where finding a specific piece of content immediately translates into discovering all related emails, meeting notes, and documents in an instant.
A further advancement i.e A Complete computer forensics also can be carried out along the incident and corrective actions can be taken in accordence with law of the land.