Electronically Stored Information (ESI) in Corporate Espionage Cases

Evidence Identification and Preservation involving the theft of Corporate Secrets and Insider Information

Industrial espionage, economic espionage, corporate spying or corporate espionage is a form of espionage conducted for commercial purposes instead of purely national security. Common issues involving theft of secret, proprietary information includes:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Insider Information
  • Corporate sabotage

People who steal corporate secrets or intellectual property usually think they will never be caught. Fortunately, they almost always leave a digital trail:

  • Geo-Tracking may place a person at the precise location where the incident occurred.
  • Hackers and thieves usually have accomplices who send messages about the theft.
  • There is almost always a digital record of log-ins and log-outs with time stamps.

It is critical to locate evidence as soon as possible, and witnesses may need to be notified that must cooperate and retain the information stored on their digital devices.

Due Diligence Involves Locating, Identifying, and Preserving ESI

Digital evidence may be stored on a phone, on a tablet, a laptop computer, or a server owned by a defendant's employer. All these devices must be thoroughly considered as potential sources for ESI as critical evidence

Further Forensic Investigations: Electronically Stored Information

Despite the efforts of some to hide their personal activities in their private digital world, there are methods to find these secrets and reveal the truth.

Legal Evidence Corporation’s skilled and certified technicians are able to locate and extract deleted emails, text messages, and even documents in .pdf and .doc formats.

Work with the Experts

Legal Evidence Corporation is eminently qualified to search, locate, and preserve evidence related to criminal cases according to the accepted methods, assuring proper custodial care for use in court.

Legal Evidence Corporation has a long history assisting attorneys prepare their cases. We have vast resources including an archives of pleadings and motions for almost every conceivable situation involving court-related ESI.