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Electronic Discovery – The discovery of electronically stored data, including email messages, Word documents, spreadsheets, PDFs, PowerPoint presentations, web pages, databases, etc. Media devices that store electronic data include hard drives, CD-ROMS, DVD-ROMS, and magnetic tapes, among others.
Electronic Evidence – According to Black's law dictionary, evidence is "any species of proof, or probative matter, legally presented at the trial of an issue, by the act of parties and through the medium of witnesses, records, documents, exhibits, concrete objects, etc. for the purpose of inducing belief in the minds of the court or jury as their contention." Electronic information generally is admissible into evidence in a legal proceeding.
Electronic Mail (Email) – Electronic communication generally in the form of text messages.
Encryption – A process that causes a message or file to be made indecipherable to anyone not authorized to view it.
Enterprise User Information (EUI) – Email, including attachments, and user files.
Ethernet – A type of networking technology connecting local area networks and computer systems.
Extranet – An Internet connection that is made accessible to authorized users outside of the network.
Extrinsic Data – Information about the file, such as file signature, author, size, name, path, and creation and modification dates. This data is the accumulation of what is in the file, on the media label, discovered by the operator, and contributed by the user. Collectively, it represents the real value of examining an electronic file as opposed to the printed version.