E-Discovery Forensics

Privacy & Cross-Border Data Transfers Got You in a Quandary?

By Abdeslam Afras

Jun 8, 2016 - Have you found yourself in a quandary these days, trying to sort through the whirlwind of debates on privacy laws in Europe and data transfers to the U.S.? I know many of our digital discovery clients are searching for a better understanding and advice on how to manage all of this. So I am excited to host the Cross-Border Quandary Tour: When Data Transfers Collide with Data Privacy this month in London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt.

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Tags: cross-border, data, europe, privacy,


Investigating Potential Tax Fraud:
6 Things Government Tax Authorities Should Look for in a Digital Forensics Tool

By Ruurd Dijkstra

May 23, 2016 - Earlier this month, one of the largest known data breaches occurred at a Panamanian law firm that represents clients from around the world. The subsequent disclosure of 11.5 million electronic files touched off a media frenzy worldwide as journalists published emails, contracts and other confidential documents related to more than 214,000 offshore companies.

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Tags: data breach, government, investigate, tax fraud,


The global digital age is here. Yet U.S. and European laws are still catching up.

By Abdeslam Afras

May 11, 2016 - U.S. courts spark European ire when they order U.S. companies to give U.S. law enforcement data stored on European soil. This collision is not one-sided, however. European governments also increasingly demand that U.S. tech companies divulge customer message content to combat terrorism, even after updating the EU General Data Protection Regulations to protect the digital privacy of Europeans.

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Tags: europe, global, privacy, security,


Its Your Investigation. Whats Your Solution?

By Lori Tyler

May 9, 2016 - All investigations are not created equal. Are you conducting a large scale compliance matter that requires end-to-end e-discovery? Or is it a targeted search into employee misconduct? Know the difference before you get started – and get to the bottom of your case faster. Learn how you can benefit from AD eDiscovery or AD Enterprise.

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Leading experts in the field of digital forensics and e-discovery share their insights at the AccessData® User Summit.

By Kevin DeLong

Apr 22, 2016 - Digital forensics and e-discovery converged at the three-day AccessData® User Summit that featured keynote discussions with experts in the forensic and legal fields. Forensics expert Chet Hosmer, Python Forensics Inc. and information security officer Nicholas (Nick) McLarty, CISSP, Texas A&M Transportation spoke with an audience from both sides of the industry.

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Tags: apple, digital forensics, e-discovery, fbi,


Big Changes in Law Enforcement Remote Computer Searches

By Kevin DeLong

Jun 29, 2016 - Law enforcement digital forensic professionals may soon see a spike in remote digital search and seizure projects. In April, the U.S. Supreme Court approved changes to Rule 41(b) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure that permit federal judges to issue warrants for remote searches of computers if the computer location is concealed by anonymization technology, or in cybercrime Bot investigations spanning several federal districts. The new rule appears to authorize warrants for computer searches both inside and outside the United States. Congress has until December 1 to act, or new Rule 41 becomes law.

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Tags: computer, digital forensic, law, remote, rule 41,


Learning from the NSA: 5 Best Practices for Cyber Incident Response

By Sam Maccherola

Apr 19, 2016 - One of the organizations on the front lines in the worldwide cybersecurity battle is the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). The NSA -- whose charter is to collect, process, analyze, produce and disseminate intelligence information to support national security missions – is focused intensely on fighting cyberwarfare with both “defensive” tools to protect against cyberattacks and “offensive” tools to disrupt U.S. enemies.

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Tags: cyberattack, cyberwarfare, incident response, nsa,


Reflections on My Experience as a Member of AccessData's International Client Advisory Board

By Stefan Bessling

Mar 23, 2016 - Last summer, I received a phone call from Abdeslam Afras, VP of International Markets at AccessData, inviting me to join their newly formed International Client Advisory Board (ICAB). Curious if this could be my chance to have a “look under the hood,” I wanted to learn more.

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Tags: advisory board, icab, international,


Those Little 8 Words: Experts Weigh-In on e-Discovery Proportionality and the FRCP

By Arvind Chigurala

Mar 3, 2016 - The most significant reforms to electronic discovery rules under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) since 2006 went into effect on December 1, 2015. “The amendments may not look like a big deal at first glance, but they are,” said Chief Justice John Roberts.

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Tags: e-discovery, federal, frcp,


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