- Inspection of imaged digital data under search and seizure orders (A v B; Hewlett Packard v Manchester Technology)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
IP analysis: The High Court has considered the order in which parties should be entitled to inspect imaged digital data in the context of the search and seizure regime, which, although has wider application, is often used in breach of confidence and intellectual property rights infringement cases. The court held that, as the purpose of the regime is the preservation of documents, if there is to be an inspection of digital images at that stage, a claimant would need to justify it as a separate exercise. Written by Serene Allen, senior associate, at Browne Jacobson LLP.
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