Forensic technology solutions

With more than 90% of all business records now created and stored electronically, no inquiry process can be truly thorough without giving consideration to these records. This has lead to the recovery and analysis of electronic data becoming an essential part of investigations and dispute resolution.

PwC's Forensic Technology specialists are trained in the forensic acquisition and analysis of electronic evidence and document management. Using our proprietary tools and forensic laboratories worldwide we provide clients with a highly professional approach to our client's electronic discovery needs. The team is experienced in handling evidence in relation to data protection, e-disclosure, human rights, employment law and the legal aspects of transferring data between jurisdictions.

We use a number of data capture and review tools to analyse and de-duplicate electronic data such as email and user files which can then be searched and categorised for discovery purposes by investigators and lawyers.

We have also developed a number of data mining tools to analyse the financial data held by clients. These tools utilise the accounting data held by client applications and can be used to search for particular transactions and journal entries. They are typically used to identify suspicious transactions, trends and inconsistencies in support of fraud investigations.

Potential issues
  • You need to preserve evidence on employees' or other parties' computers, servers, backup tapes or PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants).
  • You need to identify password protected, encrypted, hidden or deleted documents - without damaging or altering the data or taking the organisation server network out of action.
  • You need to be able to search and review a large volume of emails and other documents from multiple sources and to categorise these documents depending on their relevance.
  • You need to review and categorise paper records (correspondence, files, statements, and invoices from accounting data)

Our forensic technology services include

  • Data capture
  • Data recovery
  • Document management
  • Email analysis
  • E-Discovery
  • Financial data analysis using data mining techniques
  • Previewing and capturing data from computers and servers remotely