The use of dynamic data and encryption technology through gathering digital evidence are valuable methods of helping to crack down on fraudulent activity. Technology continues to proliferate in our day-today lives, introducing new challenges in how data can be accessed and analysed, as well as new opportunities for fraudsters to disguise their wrongdoing. With this technological evolution, the reliance on electronically stored evidence to prosecute or defend fraud investigations is now a well-established norm, and digital forensics, the forensic science […]
By Michael Trahar By avoiding email conversations, savvy employees have made fraud cases less obvious to detect, giving forensic accountants the opportunity to prove their worth. It has become increasingly difficult to find the smoking gun document in an email review that cracks a fraud investigation open. Gone are the days when the client’s local management could be confronted with indisputable accounts of employees openly discussing fraudulent or corrupt behaviour in an email chain on company servers.
By Michael Hodgdon Data is king. But all too often data reporting on e-discovery projects falls short when it comes to conveying the inherent value of the numbers to an audience of lawyers that may be dataphobic. Traditional ways of reporting on e-discovery projects can leave blind spots that hide key insights. It is common to see tabular data organised in rows and columns. This works fine for reporting numbers and statistics but can be difficult to interpret, and rarely provides […]
Organisations will need a whole new data compliance arrangement when the GDPR comes in, so here are some practical measures to get you started. By Greg Mason,founding partner and Dianne Drummond, senior director The arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is imminent. On 25 May the regulation governing data privacy for citizens of the EU’s 28 member countries becomes enforceable as law. For data collection and transfer – e-discovery initiatives related to cross-border litigation and investigation, for example […]
Companies should be committed to knowing all the data that exists in their networks – and understanding how unwanted data can get in By Robert Richard, Kylie Tanner Hackers’ successes in 2017 were a stern warning. Despite efforts to implement system-wide defences, even the largest corporations proved vulnerable. Hackers are now finding their way in through the tiniest of openings. Two of the biggest cyber theft headlines of the year involved Equifax, where an attack netted the personal information of […]
Big companies in the Nordic region are often highly global, but what does complying with international non-financial reporting standards mean for them? By Derek Patterson, Hannah Walsh International standards and regulations are important to companies based in the Nordic region. Access to capital and participation in global markets are two important reasons why – many large Nordic businesses have customers, suppliers and operations all over the world. Regulators outside of the Nordic region can have a long reach, as recently […]