The Importance of Chain of Custody

What is Chain of Custody?

Chain of custody represents the legal and chronological documentation that records the sequence of custody, control, transfer, analysis, and disposition of electronic evidence. As electronic evidence starts to center more and more cases, the chain of custody becomes increasingly essential.

Why is it so important?

  • Chain of custody is so important that often it is required for evidence to be legally entered as evidence into the court.

  • Without it, it is impossible for the court to establish that the evidence is in fact related to the crime and not planted.

How can we help?

The process of collecting and verifying this information can be tedious and prone to error, but new forensic technology allows us to make the process easy, foolproof, and fast.

Here at Forensic Discovery, our computer forensic investigations don’t just stop at the collection of evidence.

We always begin with a chain of custody form as the first step of any of our digital forensic services, and we’re with you every step of the way. We believe that eDiscovery doesn’t end at the digital forensic analysis, which is why we will do everything to ensure that your evidence is not contaminated or compromised in any way. Learn more about our forensic discovery services here.

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