Initial Disclosure Workflow
CYFOR has developed a best practice workflow for document preservation, collection, review and production for Initial Disclosure under the Pilot Scheme.
As soon as it’s been established where the key documents are stored, it is strongly recommended to keep them in a secure location and backed up until a full forensic collection can take place.
The collection of data is recommended as early as possible to preserve all files and their associated metadata in a forensically sound manner. This can be accomplished either remotely or onsite.
For server data, unless it’s required to collect all data, CYFOR will make a logical extraction of relevant sections of the server.
Processing is an essential part of the workflow to ensure that all data converts into structured searchable text. CYFOR then filters through the data by; de-duplication, file type filtering, applying a date range and a list of keywords.
This time is available for CYFOR project managers to complete chargeable work such as additional searches, customising the workspace and providing consultancy.
By using the powerful analytical features of Relativity, the identification of relevant documents can be significantly increased. Sophisticated software techniques such as Email Threading, Clustering and Active Learning. All of which are powered by Artificial Intelligence.
Now that the volume of data has decreased, the proportion of relevant documents have subsequently increased. The review can be completed in a linear document by document review. Alternatively, further search terms can be applied to jump straight to key documents of interest.
When key documents have been identified, CYFOR’s technical professionals export the relevant files, ensuring Redactions (if applied) are fully implemented.
Onsite Collection: If required, we will attend a UK location to forensically collect data.