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Handbook of Digital Forensics and Investigation by Eoghan Casey

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Chapter 3. Electronic Discovery
James O. Holley, Paul H. Luehr, Jessica Reust Smith and Joseph J. Schwerha IV

Contents

Introduction to Electronic Discovery63
Legal Context66
Case Management74
Identification of Electronic Data78
Forensic Preservation of Data83
Data Processing106
Production of Electronic Data130
Conclusion132
Cases132
References132

Introduction to Electronic Discovery

Electronic discovery or “e-discovery” is the exchange of data between parties in civil or criminal litigation. The process is largely controlled by attorneys who determine what data should be produced based on relevance or withheld based on claims of privilege. Forensic examiners, however, play crucial roles as technical advisors, hands-on collectors, and analysts.
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