Bits and Bytes: What Forensic Analysis Can Reveal

, The Legal Intelligencer


In the age of CSI, many civil litigators are aware that the secrets to unlocking a case may be buried deep within a party's computer, in the form of a deleted file, an incriminating Google search, or tell-tale cookie. But while litigators may be generally aware of the power of computer forensics, they do not always understand how forensic analysis works or when it is appropriate in civil litigation. This article will explain where deleted files and other important types of evidence can be located on a hard drive or mobile device, how forensic analysts actually track down hidden or deleted evidence, and the legal standard for conducting forensic examinations in civil cases.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Continue to Lexis Advance®

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at customercare@alm.com

What's being said

Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here.

Preparing comment abuse report for Article #1202586024699

Thank you!

This article's comments will be reviewed.