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Validity of a database in court?

By Charger Media ·
What would one have to do to be able to present a database as evidence in court?

Would a timestamp, MAC address, IP, username, domain, SID, etc. be sufficient enough to make a case? Since this data could be modified and the guilty party could usethat as a defense, what can a company do to ensure the validity of data?

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Chain of evidence

by Oldefar In reply to Validity of a database in ...

I am not a lawyer, and suggest you contact one for a legal reading.

In general, what is important is the chain of evidence. Items entered as evidence must show a record of being sealed and controlled to insure no tampering occurred between when it was gathered and the actual trial. For a database, having a regular backup and off site storage process is a good way of validating the information.

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