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In my previous post, I identified several primary differences between computer forensic investigations and electronic discovery processing. Next, I’d like to identify some general case categories and tasks that involve a computer forensic investigator.


Case Categories:

·    Employment disputes

·    Misuse of company computer involving pornography, gambling, blackmail and fraud

·    Embezzlement

·    Breach of contract

·    Software licensing

·    Intellectual property theft

·    Insurance fraud

·    Sexual harassment


Typical Tasks:

·    Recovering deleted files and emails

·    Internet activity analysis

·    Cell phone and smart phone analysis

·    Metadata analysis

·    Providing results, recommendations, and action plan


Even if a civil or criminal investigation doesn’t fall within these case categories, you may still need to involve a computer forensic investigator. Why? Because it is no secret that computers are used as a primary source for communication, work product, and research. The listed tasks could apply to investigating almost any suspect involved in a civil or criminal law suit.