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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WEEK

6

5 hours to complete
Electronic Document and Admissibility Foundation. See Chapter 6 of the book for further reading

The increasing use of computer systems for the production and storage of documents has redefined the scope and nature of document that now comes before the court, as a result (wholly or in part) of the use of machines, devices and technical processes. For instance, computers produce information on discs or as paper printouts or video recording, which are all forms of document subject to the same rules with regard to admissibility. Such other documents also include but not limited to: computer-stored/generated documents, email, text messages, social network data, website data, digital images (inform of videos and photographs), x-ray documents, black boxes (flight data recorder, cockpit voice recorder and car event data recorder), etc.

The Focus of this Weekly Module

This weekly module guides you through the ways you may analyse and present these documents that are digital in nature either in criminal or in civil litigation, ensuring that nothing is missed and that full disclosure of relevant information is given by both sides in the case.

Gains and Benefit

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

  • Computer-Stored & Computer-Generated Document
  • how to authenticate Email Evidence by Reference to its Appearance, Contents, Substance, Internal Patterns, or other Distinctive Characteristics;
  • Proof of Electronic Communication under the Evidence Act
  • Text Messaging & Admissibility Consideration
  • the use of Instant Messaging in Court for Evidentiary Purposes
  • the use of Black Box Data Evidence & Admissibility in Court
  • X-ray Evidence and Admissibility
  • Evidentiary Weight of Electronic Documents
  • Biometric Modalities and their evidentiary values
7 Videos (Total 40 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz, 1 assignment SEE ALL
7 videos
Computer-Stored & Computer-Generated Document
How to authenticate email evidence by reference to its characteristics
Proof of Electronic Communication under the Evidence Act
Text Messaging & Admissibility Consideration
The use of Instant Messaging in Court for Evidentiary Purposes
The use of Black Box Data Evidence & Admissibility in Court
X-ray Evidence and Admissibility
1 readings
Module Guide
1 quiz
Activity - Answer a 30 min question & answer test
1 assignment
Assignment title goes here