Osgoode Certificate Program in e-Discovery, Records Management, Information Governance and Privacy – Day Five
The final day of the intense five day Osgoode Certification Program focused on forensics and its effect on the Production and Presentation stages of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (“EDRM”). The attendee’s were treated to a key note address by George Socha the co-author of the “EDRM” and a live demonstration of forensics by Kevin Lo of Froese Forensic Partners Ltd.
Some Day Five items of note and best practices:
If using software (i.e: Encase, FTK, Robocopy) to make digital copies of data or hard drives – ensure that you capture the data correctly so it maintains its original metadata.
Courts will admit ESI as long as it can be assured of its: Integrity, Authenticity and Identity.
The use of Hash Values and System Metadata can be used to authenticate ESI.
The digital evidence work flow is almost identical to the stages of the EDRM.
Identify – Collect – Process – Review – Produce – Present
Collecting forensically allows for: a defensible approach to litigation, investigative experience, documented chain of custody and confidence of using trusted forensic experts.
With the successful conclusion of the Osgoode Certification Program all of the participants left armed with an abundance of e-Discovery knowledge and best practices to assist them with tackling ESI challenges in the future.
Thank you to all of the faculty members who took the time to share their invaluable knowledge on the various ESI topics covered during the program.