Certificate of Proficiency in Digital Evidence & eDiscovery Law Practice in Nigeria

Weekly training modules are based on the textbook: DIGITAL EVIDENCE & eDISCOVERY LAW PRACTICE IN NIGERIA by the Convener of the course Emeka Arinze Esq, LLM, M.I.T (info-tech), CBSP (Certified Biometric & Surveillance Professional, CDEA (Certified Digital Evidence Analyst), CCI (Certified Cybercrime Investigator), CFP (Certified Forensic Professional).

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5 hours to complete
Digital Evidence Sources and their Evidentiary Values. See Chapter 4 of the book for further reading

It goes without saying that all digitized data or information processed and stored by the computer constitute evidence. In that regard and in more specific terms computer can be regarded as the primary source of digital evidence. But because computer comprises hardware and software (incorporating peripherals and devices), the reference to computer includes a range of gadgets such as mobile phones, digital cameras and photocopiers. Others are hard drives, memory cards, flash drives, Automated Teller Machines (ATM), Satellite Navigation Devices, Keyloggers etc. Most of these devices have Processing Units (PU), memory for storing data, are loaded with operating software. Because these devices are commonly used for processing and storage of electronic data by corporations and individuals, they have provided an inevitable source of digital evidence.

The Focus of this Weekly Module

The Law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and judges, overwhelmed by the amount of information required to keep pace with the rapid changes involving the computer and its associated devices, this lecture therefore focuses on the inherent capacity of these devices and their ability to impact on the admissibility processes.

Gains and Benefit

On completion of the lecture as espoused in the video, reading activity, quiz and assessment, you will be able to understand:

  • Appreciate major forensic categories of devices where evidence can be found;
  • Understand different evidence‐gathering processes, tools and concerns;
  • Appreciate the evidentiary values of these categories in the litigation processes.
4 Videos (Total 25 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz, 1 assignment SEE ALL
3 videos
Major forensic devices where evidence can be found
Evidence gathering processes, tools and concerns
The evidentiary values of forensic devices in the litigation processes
1 readings
Module Guide
1 quiz
Activity - Answer a 30 min question & answer test
1 assignment
Assignment of the week