Electronic Devices are Witnesses presents a “way of thinking” about electronic evidence and computer forensics that links electronic evidence and its use in discovery to the manner in which attorneys usually prepare to assist a client. If you accept that electronic devices are “witnesses” (i.e. they can tell us who knew what, when did they know it, and what did they do), then preserving and using these devices is no more complicated than using the testimony of a witness that speaks a foreign language. You may need an interpreter, such as Vestige, to understand the testimony—but the language is no impediment to using the testimony.
In this White Paper you’ll learn:
- Why devices can be considered witnesses and computer forensic evidence
- How to avoid the “document chase” in discovery
- A paradigm to use to help identify relevant electronic evidence