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Admissible Evidence


Admissible Evidence is 'evidence' that is accepted as legitimate in a court of law. From an Information Security perspective, the types of 'evidence' will often involve the production of a system's log files. The log file will usually identify the fact that a login took place; and certain functions were performed. The issue as to whether or not such a log file is legally admissible, is not clear cut. However, opinion appears to be that as long as a computer record is generated as a normal part of business processing, and the computer and software were working as designed and expected, then it may be admissible. Advice from a lawyer is always recommended.

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