Lawyers are collecting millions in contingency fees from whistleblower lawsuits. The SEC Whistleblower Program has awarded over $107 million to 33 individuals in the last five years. As the penalties grow and the SEC collects more funds, whistleblower staff and resources also grow.
In Dr. Ball’s blog, he smartly notes: “Application metadata resides within the file and moves with the file, not changing unless the contents of the file are altered. System metadata resides outside the file and can be altered without impacting the contents of the file. Hashing the file hashes its contents, not information about the file. That is, you only hash what’s stored inside the file, not its system metadata.” He also notes other points about how any hashing, and metadata cleaning, WOULD change the file.
We often receive inquiries as to how the ‘local time’ is pegged to a user’s time zone when a sender may be logging in from different computers in different time zones.
The Best Article Describing Issues with Email Proof, Email Fraud, and E-Discovery. “Don’t Let Your Get Trashed”
One of the best articles that we have come across that succinctly discusses the issues associated with email proof, email fraud, electronic discovery of stored information, ease of manipulating email records, and difficulty in authenticating email records that have been challenged, is the following The National Law Journal article. After reading this, you will have a clear understanding as to why so many rely on RPost’s Registered Receipt™ email records returned to them when they send email of consequence with RPost’s Registered Email™ service.