Similar to digital forensic examinations, one must use strict controls and procedures to ensure that all relevant data is found, that the data is preserved in native format when possible, and that all metadata remains intact. Unlike digital forensics, eDiscovery is not an investigation performed by Digital Forensic Experts and does not normally require any special licensing. Although special licensing may not be required, there are definite benefits to having the highly-technical process of eDiscovery executed by a Digital Forensic Expert.
Harbinger, through its Protegga Digital Forensic Experts, has an in-depth understanding of operating systems, databases, networks, the Internet, applications, and a more comprehensive understanding of where all the data can reside in corporate, cloud, and home environments. Additionally, Protegga’s Digital Forensic Experts can ensure all the information provided throughout the eDiscovery process is accurate and complete, and can perform a Digital Forensic Investigation when the eDiscovery process falls short of reasonable expectations.
Harbinger is committed to providing the best, most cost-effective eDiscovery solutions for the identification, collection, preservation, analysis, and recovery of evidence through our Digital Forensics, eDiscovery, and ESI Collection services. Harbinger works closely with its clients to define a list of digital devices required based on the specific needs of the case. Sometimes, it is necessary to obtain copies of numerous devices with the intent of initially searching only a few key sources. Harbinger stresses forensic consultation as early as possible in the litigation process to minimize any spoliation, intentional or not, of evidence and to ensure a productive execution of the Rules of Civil Procedure.