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Every year, businesses of all sizes across the UK become victims of fraud – the constant threat of fraud remains constant and the types of fraud are ever-changing.

Fraud is particularly prevalent in the financial services industry, where losing sensitive data can equate to vast sums of money being lost if it were to be managed by the wrong people. If this does happen to a business, and they need to provide evidence in court, they may find the task of proving the data has been compromised almost impossible without any professional help.

If your business, regardless of its size, has been a victim of fraud, Blackhawk Intelligence’s Digital Forensics team can help you to locate the necessary evidence needed to prosecute the fraudster. The process of uncovering all relevant and essential evidence so it can be used in litigation is called eDisclosure. eDisclosure, which is an integrated part of digital forensics, has helped countless fraud victims to successfully pursue litigations against perpetrators who have committed anything from accounting fraud to data theft.

It does not matter if you are in the US and refer to the process as eDiscovery (E-Discovery) or in Europe where it is called eDisclosure (E-Disclosure), as our international team with offices across the globe can show you how to approach this complicated process and navigate it successfully.

What is eDisclosure?

The term ‘Disclosure’ or ‘Discovery’ refers to a forensic technique, which involves a multi-step process, beginning in the initial phase of litigation when the parties in dispute are required to provide evidence concerning the case at hand.

The prefix ‘e’ in eDisclosure or eDiscovery stands for electronic – this refers to the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) during a legal procedure. Electronic documents, accounting databases, website content, as well as data and metadata, are a few examples of ESI which can be analysed by our experts.

ESI is critical to successfully resolving a dispute or bringing the fraudster to justice. Ensuring the integrity of the information is just as vital so that it can be used in court. Our dedicated experts can identify where the information is stored, and make sure that it can be easily translated and understood – when presented to your team and during the litigation process.

eDiscovery is an important part of the digital forensics process that allows you to understand and recognise how the fraud took place, so we can work alongside your business to implement security measures avoiding further incidents in the future.

How will Blackhawk uncover essential data through the eDisclosure (or eDiscovery) process?

When litigation is foreseen you, as the business owner, need to lock down your data, so the process of eDisclosure (eDiscovery) can proceed.

It is vital to understand that eDisclosure (eDiscovery) is a process and not a single action that facilitates the review of a large volume of data. Due to the immense amount of data that many companies store, most directors believe that the immediate solution is to rely on contract workers to sift through the data. This approach is costly, not to mention risky, as the contractors may not have the experience to identify key information or the tools to preserve the data found. Instead, consider employing our forensic team to handle the eDisclosure process as we possess the know-how and follow the stringent framework.

The process of our eDisclosure (eDiscovery) service includes:

  • Identification
  • Preservation
  • Collection
  • Processing
  • Analysis
  • Review
  • Production
  • Presentation

By adhering to this process and the strict framework laid out in the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), we can ensure that the data we obtain maintains its forensic level of integrity. Additionally, we make use of the latest tools and skills while acting quickly in the recovery process. You can read more about our eDisclosure service by following the link to the service page.

It is imperative to act quickly and efficiently to obtain the critical information that you need for your court case. The faster the data is collected, the more time you have to analyse it and familiarise yourself with the results before you go to court. From the beginning to the conclusion of the process, we ensure that our service costs are transparent – so you know exactly what you are paying for every step of the way.

Employ Blackhawk’s Digital Forensics service

While eDisclosure (eDiscovery) is often considered as litigation support, it has close-knit ties to the investigations of fraud and digital forensics. The reason for this is because technology has advanced, and fraudsters have continued to get smarter, mastering new techniques to hide evidence even better than before. As a result, it is crucial that you call our Digital Forensics team right away, in the case that you have become a victim of fraud.

Our Digital Forensics investigators are experts at uncovering crucial data and have years of experience in analysing computer-based evidence.

Some of our dedicated services encompass:

  • Cybercrime and digital forensics
  • Metadata analysis
  • Computer forensics
  • Forensic data analysis
  • Forensic imaging
  • Mobile phone forensics

The aim of our Digital Forensics service is to help you locate and preserve the electronic evidence even if it is hidden within the depths of your company’s complex data structure. When you are ready to proceed with litigation, the electronic data gathered during the eDisclosure or eDiscovery process can be used as evidence in court and lead to successful litigation.

International eDiscovery (or eDisclosure) services

With offices in the United Kingdom and Israel, as well as partners across the globe, our eDiscovery (or eDisclosure) services extend internationally, meaning that we can pursue multi-jurisdictional cases.

Contact Blackhawk for eDisclosure (or eDiscovery) today

If you require our eDisclosure (or eDiscovery) service to uncover essential data evidence in a case of digital fraud, contact us immediately, and we can start building your case to seek a resolution as soon as possible.

Call Blackhawk’s eDiscovery or (eDisclosure) Service team today on +44 (0)20 8108 9317 or drop us a line

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This post is intended to provide information of general interest about current business issues. It should not replace professional advice tailored to your specific circumstances.