Few corporate crimes carried out today against Irish organisations do not, in some way, involve the use of computers or other electronic devices. Computers are used to commit offences varying from downloading inappropriate material and e-maiI-misuse to intellectual property theft and major financial frauds. All of these require the offenders to make use of computer systems, be it for simple tasks or as part of highly complex operations. Even where an organisation’s IT assets are not used to commit the offence, in many cases evidence can still be found on the organisations computer systems, this may include:
In the past there have been very few tools available to Irish organisations to respond to and investigate these crimes. The development of computer forensics has changed all of that.
Our IT forensic team provides organisations with highly skilled forensic specialists possessing international leading edge forensic technology tools. Deloitte’s global team of IT Forensics experts has completed thousands of successful IT forensic investigations, all over the world. Our Irish computer forensics team is the most experienced corporate forensic team in the country. We offer solutions that will help you react quickly to incidents, bring them under control and take action against those responsible, with the minimum of cost and disruption to your operations.
Litigation in Ireland is becoming ever more complex. The rapid growth in the use of computer-based evidence has increased the quantity and complexity of data available to counsel in legal cases. Simultaneously the Commercial Court has greatly reduced the time available to legal professionals to accumulate and analyse evidence and to prepare their cases, while imposing a far more rigorous case management regime on litigators.
In this increasingly intense environment, conventional methods for collecting, managing and analysing evidence are being rapidly overwhelmed. To meet this increasing challenge, new technologies have been developed to assist litigators to research, prepare and deliver their cases. We have established a new Electronic Discovery and Litigation Support service to deliver these new technologies to law firms in the Irish marketplace.