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E&Y Launches Forensic Technology Lab

December 20th, 2011

Forensic-Technology-LabMumbai, Dec 20 (PTI) Ernst & Young India’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) today announced the launch of its first forensic technology lab in the country.

“The primary goal of setting up this facility here is to create an environment to accomplish computer forensics investigations like data acquisition, examination and data analysis,” an E&Y statement said.

“It is critical to use globally accepted tools and methodologies to investigate matters in detail and produce quality evidence in the court. Also, not investigating the case thoroughly with the right tools leaves a lot of scope for re-occurrence of an infotech-related fraud,” E&Y India Partner and head of forensic technology Paul Walker said.

“Eleven years after the IT Act, 2000, we have had less than five convictions. The only reason being that India doesn’t have a sound forensics lab. Labs like the one established by Ernst & Young require significant costs and resources to build,” an independent information technology security consultant, Vijay Mukhi, said.

“The Government can set up more such facilities under public-private partnership,” Mukhi said. PTI BA BEN RSY

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