people refer to electronic documents, they have MS Word documents in
mind. But the truth is that there is a variety of other digital
documents in this category. These include presentations (i.e.
PowerPoint), email texts, HTML pages and any other document created
with any available editor in the market.
digital forensics, the examination of e-documents is one of the most
important functions. A document (i.e. a .DOC) can provide the
investigator with a wealth of information about the user who created
the document, on which computer and what time, who and when amended
the document, if it contained embedded elements such as photos,
multimedia etc. Most of the information is found in the metadata
part of the document.
E-document examination has lead in convictions of criminals in the
past and is bound to be more and more a part of evidence given in
court. A very famous case in the UK was that of a document related
to the war in Iraq. It was a tragic mistake that Number 10 published
a document in Word format allowing access to its metadata.
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