Computer Forensics or E-Discovery?

Sometimes the terms "e-discovery" and "computer forensics" can get tangled up together. A recent blog post by Kelly Todd at Forensic Strategic Solutions, Inc. explains the difference.

"The primary focus of standard e-discovery is the collection of active data and metadata from multiple hard drives and other storage media," writes Todd. On the other hand: "The goal of computer forensics is to conduct an autopsy of a computer hard drive."

Todd goes on to explain the courts' view of computer forensics. Read the full blog post here.

 
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