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Jellied Eel Silver badge

Civil discovery process?

Soo.. How's that work? Civil lawsuits could be decidely uncivil, and people's computers may contain a lot of sensitive personal information that's unrelated to the complaint. So who gets to fish? ie is that a semi-neutral party, or is your computer handed over to the plaintiff's lawyers, and potentially the plaintiff. That could be embarassing, or just inconvenient if it's used to deny someone access to their computer(s) whilst discovery is ongoing. Which can be bad enough in criminal cases given the time it can take for forensics to come back.

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