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Electronic evidence and its challenges

This article begins with meaning of electronic evidence and some related concepts. The first hindrance while dealing with electronic evidence is to understand the meaning of some technical terms frequently used in technological world. A digital evidence specialist can make a range of digital evidence available from a computer. Further part of article provides an outline of some types of electronic evidence. There are a number of discreet elements that accompany the collection and handling of digital evidence. Therefore, this article includes certain guidelines for handling digital evidence. Further, section of this article is on analysis of digital evidence because failure to assess the digital evidence can lead to false assumptions. Challenges to the authenticity of electronic evidence is also included. List of case laws helps to observe the developments in focusing the issue of electronic evidence by judiciary.

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