Before settling or launching a lawsuit, Hawaii P.I. investigators can assist their clients with their legal strategy by combining expertise in data extraction, information processing, and electronic evidence
Hawaii P.I. enables clients to collect, recover, process, and review electronic data regardless of media type and without affecting the integrity of the native environment.
In both civil and criminal issues, there are times when you know or suspect that there is evidence on a computer hard drive or tape that has been hidden, tampered with, deleted or otherwise damaged, and you need the information. Whether the cause is a disgruntled employee who "wiped out" his computer before leaving or individuals trying to hide evidence of fraud, sexual harassment or embezzlement, or trying to hide the misappropriation of customer files, proprietary processes or customer lists, the process of recovering the information is similar.
If you believe that you have a computer that that contains evidence, discontinue its use immediately. If it was left running, leave it on, if not, leave it turned off. Attempting to access the computer in any way, may change the data contained in the drive or activate a pre-programmed set of instructions to alter the content of the drive. Continuing to use the computer can also innocently overwrite the evidence making it permanently unavailable.
In many cases the evidence is still on the hard drive and requires skill and experience in data recovery to identify and retrieve the key data. Our experts can safely enter any system, network or data storage device to recover data and determine whether it has been tampered with, deleted or damaged.