Category Archives: Forensic data collections

Something for everyone at CEIC in Las Vegas

CEIC is the Computer Enterprise Investigations Conference, run every May by Guidance Software, and this year once again at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. It takes place from 18-21 May and I will be there, as I have been for many … Continue reading

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Evidence, privacy and proportionality at Lawtech Europe Congress in Prague

I have no particular ambition to write up events as soon as they finish. Distance lends perspective, and anything worth reporting at all will be as valuable a couple of months later. The Civil Procedure Rules of England and Wales … Continue reading

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Speeding up police forensic investigations and reducing bail periods

AccessData has been working with the UK’s Royal Military Police Service Police Crime Bureau to speed up their forensic investigations. In addition to the obvious benefits in efficiency and reputation, there are pure cost gains. The UK government has recently … Continue reading

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CY4OR signs partnership agreement with Guidance Software for EnCase Enterprise

UK-based forensics company CY4OR has reached an agreement with Guidance Software under which CY4OR will offer and support Guidance Software’s EnCase Enterprise Platform. This is a logical development for CY4OR, building on their nine-year history of forensic investigations and collections … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems White Paper: From Start to Finish – what actually happens to my clients’ data?

Anyone describing their services to a prospective client has a limited bandwidth (measured in time, concentration and the amount of detail which can be imparted and absorbed) available to them and, in focusing on the primary features and benefits, often … Continue reading

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The KPMG Preservation Order: it couldn’t happen here….I hope

In writing about the US case Pippins v KPMG (see KPMG Judge Kicks the Sisyphean Stone of Proportionality Back Down the Hill) I made a point of emphasising that “one must… be careful up to a point in commenting adversely … Continue reading

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Guidance Software adds Data Reuse Feature to EnCase eDiscovery

There are two reasons for referring you to the latest additions to Guidance Software’s EnCase eDiscovery. The first is the addition of functionality to identify and reuse data which has already been collected, allowing searches of data collected for previous … Continue reading

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CY4OR and Manchester’s Deans Court Chambers Forensics Seminar

In the nick of time, I note that forensics and eDisclosure experts CY4OR are joining forces with Manchester’s Deans Court Chambers for an evening of presentations and discussions about digital evidence, starting at 5:30pm on 29 September – that is, … Continue reading

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The Emerging Technologies Panel at ILTA 2011: remote collections and predictive coding

It would be fair to say that, more than two weeks on, my notes of  the Emerging Technologies panel at ILTA are less decipherable than I might have hoped. That is in fact a tribute to Daniel Lim of Guidance … Continue reading

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You collect the loot and a forensic expert will collect the evidence

One would hope that every lawyer engaged in litigation is aware that specialist experts exist who can collect data from computers in a manner which will stand scrutiny in a court. Actually, I have no such hope, since I come … Continue reading

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The Value of eDiscovery Self-Collection Tools

I mentioned in a recent post that membership of Guidance Software’s Strategic Advisory Board brought the pleasure of seeing developments work through from concept to production to adoption. One of the most exciting of these was Guidance’s EnCase Portable. The … Continue reading

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Drawing conclusions from Guidance Software’s Q2 2011 financial results

I do not claim any expertise in deciphering trends from the quarterly figures published by the leading players in the eDiscovery industry. I know what I am good at, and the analysis of corporate accounts is not on the list. … Continue reading

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CY4OR web site brings forensics to lay lawyers

A nice reference has turned up on CY4OR’s website to supplement the words like “professionalism”, “expertise” and “excellent” which recur amongst their testimonials. The one I like reads as follows: Professional and prompt service and able to “dumb down” the … Continue reading

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Time to take the next steps: a Hong Kong eDiscovery conference

Leaving aside Australian conferences, this was my fourth AsiaPac event. Two years ago, I co-chaired a conference for LexisNexis in Singapore. Shortly after that, Jeffrey Teh and others from LexisNexis set up InnoXcell to bring business events to the region. … Continue reading

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Craig Ball Entertains at CEIC 2011 on Computer Forensics for Lawyers

I choose my words carefully when I write, and nowhere more than in the headings to articles. It took me 10 seconds to decide that the word “entertains” would form part of the heading to this post. “Entertains”, “Forensics” and … Continue reading

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Clear and convincing evidence needed to show contempt in intimate pictures case

I am writing my annual play for US and UK judges to perform at IQPC in London. The purpose each year is to sweeten the pill of e-disclosure didacticism with some light humour. If I always cast the US judges … Continue reading

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Filling the day and nearly getting filled with lead

One of the influential figures in US ediscovery gets very cross at references to the “ediscovery market”, as if the commercial connotations somehow sully the purity of the context of rules and judges and justice which the ediscovery / e-disclosure … Continue reading

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A Craig Ball anti-forensics article reminds UK readers of Rybak v Langbar

Thousands of words are written each week about e-disclosure / ediscovery. That old joke about today’s article is being tomorrow’s cat litter is hard to apply literally to electronic publication, but it is right to say that few of the … Continue reading

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Guidance Software adds forensics and ediscovery for iPad and iPhone

Guidance Software, best known in the e-disclosure / e-discovery world for enterprise network collections with EnCase eDiscovery, has announced a new forensic tool for the Apple iPad, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch. Encase Neutrino also handles Android 2.1 and 2.2. … Continue reading

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New web sites and a case study make good marketing

Although the nuts and bolts of what I do involves e-discovery / e-disclosure rules and the crossover between rules and practice on the one hand and technology on the other, my real interest lies in marketing, with a self imposed … Continue reading

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Rybak v Langbar sends warning to those who destroy evidence

Extreme cases do not necessarily add materially to our understanding or give us as much guidance for the future as one might think. Rybak & Ors v Langbar International Ltd [2010] EWHC 2015 (Ch) (09 July 2010)  is what would … Continue reading

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Comment on Singapore Deutsche AG judgment

Vince Neicho of Allen & Overy saw my post about the Singapore judgment of Senior Assistant Registrar Yeong Zee Kin in Deutsche Bank AG v Chang Tse Wen and others (see Singapore e-Discovery judgment shows international commonality and active management) … Continue reading

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CEIC 2010 comes to an end

CEIC 2010 is winding down here in Las Vegas. Whatever measure you take – the quality of the sessions, the opportunity to catch up with people and meet new ones, the sheer numbers of people attending (1,300 or so), the … Continue reading

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Missing my Dragon

Jonathan Maas of Ernst & Young says that I missed  a trick in my account of the laptop which died en route to Las Vegas and which I had to replace and set up in order to do a webinar … Continue reading

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Keeping at work in the Cloud from Las Vegas

I have been here in Las Vegas a little over 24 hours. So far I have been asked by a cop if I have been arrested before, and been blatantly short-changed in Starbucks; I have been to one tourist attraction … Continue reading

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Video illustration of forensic collections tool

I am always looking out for new ways of getting to wider audiences. Although you cannot beat actually talking to people, the Internet offers other ways conveying information. Forensics collection experts 7Safe have produced a video about their data collection … Continue reading

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E-Disclosure law, practice and technology in one educational package

The first of the E-disclosure seminars organised jointly by Professor Dominic Regan and me took place yesterday at Ely Place Chambers. Dominic and I were joined by Senior Master Whitaker and by speakers from three technology providers, 7Safe, Legal Inc … Continue reading

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Reminder: Dominic Regan and Chris Dale on e-Disclosure at Ely Place Chambers on 12 May

Professor Dominic Regan and I will be leading a seminar from 2.00 until 5.15 on Wednesday 12th  May at Ely Place Chambers on the subject of electronic disclosure of documents. Lord Justice Jackson’s only recommendation in relation to e-disclosure was … Continue reading

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Ofsted has shown us WHY we should collect data properly and now lawyers must find out HOW

We do not yet know if Ofsted’s failure to give proper disclosure in the Shoesmith litigation was the result of cock-up or conspiracy – I am hedging my bets and assuming both that Ofsted fouled it up and that the … Continue reading

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Gucci v Curveal: a blow for US interests – whichever way you understand that expression

British 19th Century “gunboat diplomacy” and the song The Wreck of the Old 97 are what came to mind when I read the latest Opinion of a US court about the relative importance of US interests and the laws of … Continue reading

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A flying visit to Edinburgh

The spate of blog posts last week-end was a clearing of the decks in the knowledge that I would not have much writing time for a bit. The Edinburgh trip which is the subject of this post is being followed … Continue reading

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EnCase Portable brings data collection to your desktop

The idea that a law firm might keep a copy of Guidance Software’s EnCase Portable in a drawer for on-the-spot collections leads into a discussion about how much a firm needs to know. I will let Guidance Software speak for … Continue reading

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A proper welcome to Applied Discovery as a new sponsor

I promised a proper welcome to Applied Discovery when I put up a short post on 16 February to draw attention to the arrival of their logo. These Welcome posts are generally the only occasion when I invite collaboration on … Continue reading

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7Safe White Paper: the inter-relation between computer forensics and e-Disclosure

7Safe has published a white paper which I co-wrote with James Kent of 7Safe. Its purpose is to explain, mainly to lawyers, the role of a forensic collection of data in the subsequent proceedings, whether those be civil or criminal … Continue reading

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There is more to FTI Technology than Attenex and Ringtail

My self-imposed job description involves flitting between all the players in the electronic disclosure / electronic discovery world, picking up information and ideas from one place and dropping them in another. I talk to judges, lawyers and technology suppliers, read … Continue reading

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A short video could win you free tickets and accommodation at CEIC

The use of video turns up in these pages either where a supplier has used the medium to educate or to promote a product, or in a slightly embarrassed reference to my own reluctant appearances in front of the camera. … Continue reading

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7Safe launches UK Security Breach Investigations Report 2010

Mysterious messages have been appearing on Twitter all week like “In 85% of data breach cases, payment card information was stolen”. They all lead back to an analysis of data compromise cases over an 18 month period which 7Safe have … Continue reading

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Guidance Software launches EnCase eDiscovery 4 with help from Twitter and YouTube

Guidance Software has released EnCase E-Discovery 4, which offers a pre-collection analytics capability as well as the ability to analyse and review ESI throughout the key discovery processes – during a legal hold, during forensic data collection, post- collection, during … Continue reading

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Anacomp divests to focus on CaseLogistix, eDiscovery and litigation

Anacomp has sold its MVS Division to DecisionOne in order to focus on eDiscovery with its document review application CaseLogistix and the services which go with it. 2010 should be the right year to concentrate on eDiscovery You would probably … Continue reading

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The Baby P case may be the disclosure story of the year

It begins to look as if the Baby P case will beat even Earles v Barclays Bank in terms of its long-term influence on disclosure, not least for the likely focus on individual failings. Is this cock-up or conspiracy? Why … Continue reading

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Strategic alliance allows 7Safe to host Anacomp’s CaseLogistix

What is the seating etiquette if you go to a wedding knowing both parties? Do you have to make an invidious choice between one side of the church and the other? Perhaps you sit in the aisle or hang from … Continue reading

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LexisNexis eDiscovery conference in Singapore

As you might infer from its name, the e-Disclosure Information Project set out with purely national ambitions. England and Wales is the only jurisdiction in the world to give the name e-Disclosure to the process of identifying, preserving, collecting and … Continue reading

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Discovery explorers need a map

You can kill an analogy with overuse, just as every cliché was once a clever new phrase. Describing e-discovery / e-Disclosure in terms of explorers and maps, however, does not become hackneyed, because exploration itself continues to excite and because … Continue reading

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Flying the wrong messages across cultural boundaries

Most broad ideas of the characteristics which identify people from other races and cultures contain a grain of truth as well as a dollop of unfairness. The excitable French, stoic Britons and [supply your own words here] Irish turn up … Continue reading

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7Safe blogs to keep us informed about e-disclosure forensics

E-disclosure Information Project sponsor 7Safe has joined the growing number of businesses using a blog to pass on information about what it does and what is happening in the company. It is a powerful and cheap marketing medium whatever you … Continue reading

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London meeting of Women in eDiscovery

I am a supporter of Women in eDiscovery and glad to learn from Laura Kelly of Epiq Systems that the London branch is active. They have a meeting on 17 September at the offices of Fulbright & Jaworski, 85 Fleet … Continue reading

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How big is the London e-disclosure market?

I may have brought you here under false pretences. I have no idea how big the London e-disclosure market is and I do not think that anyone else does either. I occasionally hear confident assertions suggesting that there is either … Continue reading

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Well-justified anonymity of Jackson commentator

I am not sure what to make of an article which I have found on a blog criticising aspects of Lord Justice Jackson’s Preliminary Report on litigation costs. I have a general rule that if I do not have something … Continue reading

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The information war – news from the front updated

My post Cooperative hands across the sea referred to an article by Jason Baron on Ralph Losey’s e-Discovery Team blog.  Jason’s article attracted some comments, two of which are worth hiving off for comment in their own right. One concerns … Continue reading

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Ark Group e-Disclosure Conference 2009

You can generate a lot of notes in six conference days in three countries in nine days and have little time to transcribe them. I am quite good at actually recording what people say, less so at the small but … Continue reading

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