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
Subject-Specific Sources of Discoverable Electronic Stored Information in eDiscovery. See Chapter 29 of the book for further reading

eDiscovery is not just all about litigation. There is a growing acceptance among the legal community and government agencies that eDiscovery is as much a business process as it is a legal procedure. Companies, especially those in highly regulated industries such as finance and energy, are frequently compelled to turn over ESI as part of government investigations or audits and will most likely need eDiscovery tools in handling such requests. Accordingly, corporate legal teams have found the need to concert effort towards moving beyond reactive, fractured and fragmented eDiscovery processes to an orchestrated eDiscovery process that is more standardized, repeatable and defensible.

Because eDiscovery does not exist in a vacuum, its application to specific areas or sources of litigation underscores its very essence. Our interaction with the digital environment and processes, leave daily trail of electronic evidence that tracks our everyday movement and function. These bodies of trails and tracks express themselves in wide areas of law and evidence, that constitute subject-specific sources of discoverable electronic stored information in eDiscovery. They include, but not limited to databases, audio evidence, matrimonial courses, criminal litigation, banks and financial houses, arbitration, telecoms, oil and gas, social media, Cloud, email, metadata, mergers and acquisition, etc. These are all relevant for consideration, because different data sources have different levels of accessibility and production and they present different challenges.

The Focus of this Weekly Module

This weekly module focuses on and describes in greater details the technical conversation and the underlying concepts inherent in these subject-specific sources of discoverable electronic stored information, with a view to managing eDiscovery, be it in corporate governance or other forms of litigation.

Gains and Benefit

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

  • databases in eDiscovery;
  • eDiscovery and Audio Evidence;
  • matrimonial dispute and eDiscovery;
  • eDiscovery and financial services: banks and other related institutions;
  • eDiscovery in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
  • eDiscovery and Metadata;
  • cloud computing and eDiscovery;
  • eDiscovery in Arbitration and
  • eDiscovery in criminal investigation, prosecution and defence.
1 Video (Total 20 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz, 1 assignment SEE ALL
1 video
Subject-Specific Sources of Discoverable Electronic Stored Information in eDiscovery
1 readings
Module Guide
1 quiz
Activity - Answer a 30 min question & answer test
1 assignment
Assignment of the week