Almost any kind of investigation involves pulling information from multiple sources. Police investigating a crime, journalists following a lead, academics drafting a paper – all of these require examination of different types of source.
The sources multiply in criminal, legal and regulatory investigations. We used simply to collect documents and interview witnesses. Now the sources of evidence are spread across many different devices and data types. Many of these devices are mobile, and the location at any particular time may become a relevant consideration in addition to other data.
Nuix is running a webinar on 1 March called Forensics in a mobile world: bridging the gap between mobile and computer forensics which considers, among other things:
- What we can expect to recover from mobile devices today
- What this data looks like when reviewed using Nuix
- Techniques and workflows for optimising investigations that include mobile devices, computers, and cloud-based evidence
The presenters are Paul Slater and Carl Baron of Nuix, and the guest speaker is Mark Wootton, eDiscovery manager at Yerra Solutions.
While we are on the subject of non-conventional sources of data, Angela Bunting of Nuix has written a paper about audio discovery called The Tipping Point for Proportionality with Audio and Other Emerging Technologies. Audio raises particular difficulties for eDiscovery – we create more and more of it, its files are bulky, and searching them by conventional means is impractical and bound to be disproportionate to the objective. How do we find a balance between accuracy and proportionality?