In the context of dispute resolution (e.g. relating to unfair competition, combatting fraud or information leaks) the traces left on your company’s digital media may be able to provide important evidence and arguments for use in your defence. Our expertise enables us to find these traces, exploit them and turn them into evidence admissible in court.
Our digital investigations employ the various methods used to gather, preserve and analyse the information available from open sources. Our investigations involve an exhaustive search of data that is available and accessible on your company’s various digital networks, and we also cast the net much wider to take in:
- the web in general terms,
- databases managed by the regional, national and international press,
- all accessible trade registers,
- open databases, such as land registries,
- technical databases,
- all databases, business-related or otherwise,
- ocial media aimed at business users (LinkedIn, Viadeo) and non-business users (Facebook, Instagram, etc.),
- the “deep web” and all dubious forums hosting online discussions.
This in-depth study enables us to compile an initial photofit picture of the targets of the investigation, and to define its scope, so that further searches can be optimised.
Retrieving data from electronic media, even after it has been deleted
Digital forensics is a key stage in performing investigations. It can freeze data held on hard disks, USB sticks or telephones (landline or mobile), and then analyse and process it, so that it can be turned into evidence admissible in court.
Our intervention can :
- analyse the content of hard disks on mobile phones, smartphones, laptops or desktop computers,
- retrace browser history and email account use,
- retrieve deleted data,
- determine whether evidence has been destroyed or compromised,
- assist you with the enforcement of an ex parte order obtained under Article 145 of the Code of Civil Procedure and accompany the bailiff’s intervention.