Electronic Discovery is comprised of 5 phases:
- Initial Discovery Request and Conference
- Data Collection
- Data Analysis
- In-depth Review
- Report Generation
Data Detectives provides support throughout this process by
offering our expertise and experience to each step. It is
our goal to help both the attorney and the client understand
The initial conference for discovery sets the stage
and the limits for e-discovery. Please see the
Materials on Electronic Discovery at the Federal Judiciary
Center for more information.
The data collection phase is composed of 2 parts.
First, identifying the chain of custody of the data involved and
second securing a "certified" copy of the electronic data.
The Chain of Custody is the trail of individuals who have
had access to the data.
In the data analysis phase the electronic media is
first marked and identified. Then, using standard techniques of
data mining and data recovery the media is searched for clues.
In the in-depth review using the clues found in the
above and using information provided by client and attorney we
then can locate any appropriate information for the case.
In the final phase we develop a detailed forensic report
with examples and a complete professional write up of our