Top Trends Transforming Forensic Sector
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Top Trends Transforming Forensic Sector

Gov CIO Outlook | Tuesday, August 16, 2022

More recent advancements and extensive usage of these forensic technologies have proven that they are effective and greatly aid forensic investigators and attorneys in fulfilling their e-Discovery duties.

Fremont, CA: Legal forensic technology continues to grow at a frenzied pace, and the need for those applications will increase as well. The global market for these services is projected to grow from $10.9 billion in 2020 to $15.12 billion by 2025, according to one think tank.

Millions of employees faced the genuine issue of pandemic lockdowns, made it even more challenging for forensic technology specialists to safeguard electronic equipment and gather data physically. The eDiscovery industry accelerated its journey toward a larger adoption of cloud-based evidence as technology grows sufficiently to satisfy courts and regulators as remote work use and technological demand increase.

Currently, a wide range of software systems is available to aid practitioners in sorting through mountains of paperwork.

While some tools enable forensic investigators to gather terabytes of email data from around the globe, reviewing it necessitates using Artificial Intelligence (AI) or active learning techniques to find patterns and identify patterns. If only traditional methods are helpful, it may become prohibitively expensive and nearly impossible to complete reviews of collected information within a reasonable time (e.g., keyword search review). Additionally, even if technology-assisted reviews are often used and approved by legal experts, some lawyers still like to rely on tried-and-true data collecting methods and linear review.

However, more recent advancements and extensive usage of these forensic technologies have shown that they are effective and greatly aid forensic investigators and attorneys in fulfilling their e-Discovery duties.

• Artificial intelligence (AI)

AI is now utilized to actively learn and find data trends or abnormalities in enormous volumes of digital material. It has the potential to further produce eDiscovery efficiency across many types of technology and documents.

• Blockchain

Blockchain is a system that maintains digital information in a distributed database, enabling a secure record of transactions. It is well recognized for its role in cryptocurrencies. Moreover, it is a common method of capturing original metadata since the records cannot get modified. Still, it is not expected to be the primary method used for eDiscovery in the future.

• Cloud Services

Due to the simplicity of cloud services, discovery procedures may get impeded. For example, where are the cloud's data files kept? Who is in charge of the data? What national or regional constraints exist to hinder information transmission or even capture? What are the restrictions on the network? Future cloud services will need new technologies to provide positive answers to such issues.

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