Differentiating Digital Forensics

Differentiating Digital Forensics from eDiscovery is Another Way to Speak Technical: eDiscovery Best Practices

Coming to “terms” with speaking technical in eDiscovery is important, but, as this article by Cobra Legal Solutions illustrates, differentiating digital forensics from eDiscovery is important for speaking technical too!

Their article Speaking Technical in eDiscovery: Understanding How It Differs from Digital Forensics identifies several aspects for differentiating digital forensics from eDiscovery. Here’s one of them:

Straightforward vs. Hidden: In eDiscovery, key evidence is readily available within applications that are used in the normal course of business. Managing that evidence within discovery involves straightforward processes to move that evidentiary data through the workflow. In digital forensics, the evidence is often deleted or hidden and requires specific technical skills (such as data carving) to reconstruct evidence that would otherwise be lost.

So, what are the other five ways of differentiating digital forensics from eDiscovery? And what are four use cases for digital forensics services, including those that include and don’t include eDiscovery?  I won’t steal Cobra Legal Solutions’ thunder, you can check out the article here on the specifics.  If you don’t know the best way for differentiating digital forensics from eDiscovery, you’re not fully speaking technical in eDiscovery!  😉

So, what do you think?  Are you able to differentiate digital forensics from eDiscovery? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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