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Forensic First Response

In 2011, the UK Cabinet Office published a paper (The Cost of Cyber Crime), which quantified the cost to UK businesses of intellectual property theft as £9.2bn, and industrial espionage as £7.6bn. Whilst these figures have since been challenged and …

Can a file ever be deleted?

The issue of removing data from the electronic environment has risen once again with Google and other search providers clashing with the House of Lords (BBC News). Having spent the best part of a decade in …

EMAILS ARE FOREVER PART 2

This is the second part of a two-part article written by Léon Atkins, Chief Compliance Officer, UDG Healthcare plc. He discusses how easy it is to recover deleted emails and warns of what this means for e-disclosure in litigation.

EMAILS ARE FOREVER PART 1

This two-part article is written by Léon Atkins, Chief Compliance Officer, UDG Healthcare plc. He discusses how easy it is to recover deleted emails and warns of what this means for e-disclosure in litigation.

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GETTING MORE OUT OF ESE DATABASES

The Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) is a database technology developed by Microsoft. ESE databases have featured in Microsoft Windows operating systems for some time now and aren’t always the nicest database format to deal with. The Windows.edb and Contacts.edb are …

SECURITY – THE NECESSARY BURDEN

Over the last few years information security has been a central concept for the IT industry and never very far away from the headlines. Whether this involves state funded hackers from the east or inadvertent data leaks from the west, …

THE REAL CSI: SOCIAL MEDIA INVESTIGATIONS

Picture the scene:

19:23: The Lieutenant sits in his glass-partitioned office, gun holster slung over the chair, cigarette in hand, mug of now cold coffee on his desk. The sun sets over the city docks as he gazes into …

THANK YOU, MASTER WHITAKER

It is impossible to ignore the influence and contribution of Steven Whitaker, the former Senior Master and Queen’s Remembrancer, who was widely held in high regard by litigators and judges alike. It is also important to acknowledge the immense benefit …

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