Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Skype in eDiscovery

by Stuart Clarke, 7Safe

"The EDRM (Electronic Discovery Reference Model) is a widely accepted workflow, which guides those involved in eDiscovery. Typically, the identification and collection phases see email and common office documents harvested, but as technology moves forward is this enough? Many of us are experiencing a rise in audio discovery projects using solutions including phonetics and speech to text. In time this is likely to move onto rich media, in particular video. As a forensic analyst, I know only too well the variety of different data sources which are overlooked in electronic disclosure exercises, yet I appreciate the strong argument of proportionality. Nevertheless, it is relatively straightforward to circumvent some proportionality claims with the appropriate skill sets and techniques. Throughout this article I will discuss proof of concept solutions dealing with Skype in eDiscovery..."

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