It's a well-known fact that Evidence to be considered admissible in court requires certain level of competency and relevancy. Legal procedures when dealing with Digital evidences are no different and also need certain level of acceptability such as mentioned in Daubert Standard.
Since currently there is no specific test for digital evidence validation we will examine the software taking consideration the guidelines mentioned in Daubert standard and its compliance with all five yardsticks of it:
Admissibility of Digital Evidence: The jury or the trier of the facts needs to be convinced that the evidences provided are trustworthy and unaltered. Facts with stats you can augment and argument your case significantly.
Admissible format: The data and evidence file derived from the source file is hashed with MD5 hashing algorithm which ensures the integrity of the evidence and signify that the evidence is unaltered. The MD5 also happens to be widely used and acknowledged file format in numerous court.
|Action should not result in alteration
|when you have access to the digital data the software will not make any changes, alteration or modification on the file being examined.
|The recommendation requires documentation of all the activities done with the data in question. The MailXaminer maintains Audit Trail (in form of logs) of all the activities performed with the case and can be exported in CSV format for review and analysis. The log file is consistent with the Emile Locard's Principle - "every contact leaves a trail".
|Examination of the Evidence
|The evidence file even if it is large in size the investigator can easily narrow down the result by using search features which give the ability to filter out the unwanted data. Result can easily be normalized by filtering data based on providedvalues (e.g. certain words in Subject, or in Body of the emails).Additional information regarding can be learned from here.
|Rules and Compliance
Due to increase level of frauds that are digital in nature various laws have been formulated. Some of the rules that the software complies with air: