During trial, our forensic experts will confirm and defend the report produced by the Forensic Laboratory.
From the moment the investigation is initiated, our information technology experts are very much aware that it may be required to confirm and defend the report during a trial. The experts will rigorously defend the reports that have been produced for their customers in trials or arbitrations, and are specifically trained to convey complicated technical concepts in a clear and understandable manner for non-technical persons.
In the case that an expert information technology report has not been produced, CFLabs also offers support in the preparation and practice of the testimonial to support the obtained documental evidence, as well as analysis of the soundness of the arguments and evidence presented by an expert for the opposition.
The experience of the CFLabs team in the confirmation and defence of our expert testimonies is supported by over 8 years as information technology experts. Among others, we highlight, for its relevance, the writ (46/2006) of the Provincial Court of Barcelona and subsequent sentence (164/2008) on constituting the first record in our country of the legitimisation of the methodology by a Judge, which subsequently, and because of this sentence, was incorporated for use within the sector, becoming known as "blind search".
In our case, the claimants' information technology expert did not influence the communication process of others. It can, and will be, questioned whether or not the business owner had access to their employee's email, but not even in that case, could something so substantial as the case in question be ignored, that of Mr. XXX, who, in a period of seven hours, formatted the hard drive, changed the clock, changed the username and reset the operating system of the company computer. This deletion process, which effectively was announced by the defendant after being denied access to the content of the computer they used, meant the undoing of the framework of the aforementioned information and its conversion into a mishmash of data that cannot be classified, where email data is mixed indiscriminately with Word, Excel files, images and other formats. The blind search technique that the forensic expert used, through the use of EnCase Forensic software as stated by Mr. Bevilacqua, did not, therefore, mean all information needed to be read to detect that which is of importance to the company, but rather the use of key words that only leads to the recovery of what is of interest, as long as it has not been deleted during the reinstallation...
JUDICIAL RATIFICATION AND SUBSEQUENT PRESS CONFERENCE, R.C.D. Español
The electronic voting process that was contracted for the Annual General Meeting of R.C.D. Español shareholders had technical issues leading to its use being cancelled and a negatively impact of the Club's image being generated.
Mr. Matías Bevilacqua, as the expert charged with confirming and defending the case before the Judge (and subsequently before the press conference cameras) used a simple and polished metaphor, equating an IP address with that of a telephone number, to convey, by analogy, the technical nature of the configuration error that led to the voting system becoming inoperative.
The confirmation of the expert report in a simple and clear manner, both during the trial and for the media, despite the technical complexity of the case, allowed our customer to clarify what had happened and to communicate it in an effective manner.