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
Spoliation and Sanctions. See Chapter 28 of the book for further reading

The concept of spoliation stems from knowing what electronic data exists for preservation in anticipation of litigation to locating and securing such data. These are by no means a difficult task in a world where a wide variety of data exists in massive quantities, dispersed to many locations and on numerous devices, prone to unintentional and automatic deletion or modification, and in certain circumstances may be invisible to the average user or inaccessible for search and retrieval. Electronically-stored information (ESI) in this respect is particularly susceptible or prone to spoliation, as it can be compromised in many ways, both deliberately and inadvertently.

The Focus of this Weekly Module

Having identified Spoliation as a major impediment in the wheels of eDiscovery, the questions arises, how would a counsel, defending large corporation, with myriad sources of data in the control of a wide variety of officials of the corporation including the corporations’ IT professionals, prevent spoliation from occurring? And what should that counsel do if he learns that despite his best efforts, spoliation has occurred? Reaction to these questions occupies the focus of this weekly module.

Gains and Benefit

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

  • the general concept of Spoliation;
  • how Spoliation could be Prevented and
  • Sanctions as meted out by court for Spoliation
1 Video (Total 20 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz, 1 assignment SEE ALL
1 video
Spoliation and Sanctions
1 readings
Module Guide
1 quiz
Activity - Answer a 30 min question & answer test
1 assignment
Assignment of the week