Your forensics team of professionals has been asked to provide the forensic plan and e-evidence acquisition strategy so European Union (EU) legal representatives can approve it as part of a pre-trial discovery process investigating an international corporate intellectual property case. The civil case revolves around a chemical design cleared for use in the U.S. for insect control in agriculture, is now being mass-produced and used by a E.U. member state being A preliminary investigation by corporate investigators find a former employee may have left and carried the design to a E.U. competitor. Without this e-evidence acquisition strategy, EU legal representatives will not be capable of imaging the suspect drive, analyze the data/email collected, or transporting the evidence to the United States.
In the Small Group area, your team professionals should discuss the following 2 topics. All members of the group should have input to answer these questions in preparation for drafting.
- What are the legal procedures for forensic collection, preservation, and transport to ensure that the EU legal representatives will approve the forensics plan?
- Provide an outline of a plan that takes into account adherence to the EU directive and the use of e-discovery technology to capture email and attachments without violating privacy laws.
After interacting with the team to discuss the legal procedures and the outline of the plan you should provide a 5-6-page Word document with following structure and content:
Group member #1:
- An introduction to the contents of the report
- A forensic plan and e-evidence acquisition strategy that can be approved by EU legal representative
Group member #2:
- Detailed evidence collection, preservation, and transport procedures to ensure that the EU legal representatives will approve the forensics plan
Group member #3 and #4:
- An outline of a plan that takes into account adherence to the EU directive and the use of e-discovery technology to capture forensic IP data without violating privacy laws
- A conclusion summarizing the key points of the report
- A reference list in APA format
Consider the changes that occur in U.S. and foreign governments as it relates to privacy and data.
Sources should be properly cited in APA format. 5-6 pages