eDiscovery tools and methodologies can “significantly enhance” digital forensic investigation: UK Home Office report
London, UK – 10 February 2015 — Nuix, a technology company that enables people to make fact-based decisions from unstructured data, welcomes the findings of the report ‘eDiscovery in Digital Forensic Investigations’ published by the United Kingdom Home Office. The report concludes that “Giving investigators rapid access to the digital information in a form that they can understand and work with has the potential to significantly enhance an investigation.”
The report details the results of a review of the use of eDiscovery software and workflows in the context of digital forensic investigation, conducted by the London Metropolitan Police Service and the UK Centre for Applied Science and Technology.
“This report from the Home Office validates everything we at Nuix have been advocating for the past few years that digital investigators should embrace legal discovery workflows and technologies to complement their existing tools in criminal investigations,” said Paul Slater, Director of Forensic Solutions at Nuix.
The report’s authors said there were “useful lessons to be learnt from the way the legal profession has dealt with the increasing quantity of electronically stored corporate information.” After examining four commercial eDiscovery applications, of which Nuix was one, they determined that:
“There are clear benefits to investigators if they can access the data relevant to their case faster and see all the relevant data in one common format rather than separate reports or platforms for data from different sources. If the investigators can be enabled to conduct their own searching of digital information then the technical staff can also benefit through having more time available to focus on the technical issues which will continue to emerge as technology progresses.”
According to Slater, “Many of the workflows and technologies described in the report are very familiar to Nuix users.
“Nuix works closely with investigators to ensure our technologies provide a complete digital investigation solution. This is highlighted in our recent release of Nuix Web Review & Analytics which empowers collaborative review of data, sharing of intelligence and early case assessment with powerful visualisations and analytics.”
For more information, visit:
- Home Office report: eDiscovery in Digital Forensic Investigations
- White paper: One Window into the Evidence
- White paper: Content-based Forensic Triage
- White paper: Intelligence, Collaboration and Analytics for Digital Investigations
- Nuix Web Review & Analytics