We couldn't find a truly comprehensive document on digital evidence authentication — so we created one ourselves

The traditional rules around the authentication and submission of  evidence has struggled to keep up with the evolution of technology. Thankfully, FRE 902(13) and (14) provide new avenues for the submission of digital evidence—but understanding all the nuances and requirements of authentication can be tricky. 

That's why we combed through hundreds of pages of documents to create an easy-to-use reference guide that covers:

  • The difference between relevant and authentic digital evidence
  • The implications of FRE 902 (13) and (14) on evidence collection
  • Practical applications of FRE 902 (13) and (14) 
  • Using hash values (digital signatures) to authenticate evidence
  • The importance of collecting associated metadata
  • Software solutions for effective collection and authentication