It is a well-known fact that over 90% of all information is created and stored electronically. The exponential growth of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) has had a tremendous impact on the way we live our lives and the manner in which businesses use information. Apart from stored (static) data, there is also the increasing growth of network data or data in motion.

Information growth means that as part of the need for corporate governance, companies need to have a good understanding of how much data is stored within their environments, have readiness plans in place in preparation for internal or external investigations and audits, as well as putting in place the right tools and solutions that would collect, process, analyse, and produce the required information in a forensically-sound manner. Today's legal professionals need to fully understand the complexities of IT in order to be able to present evidence in disputes in a way that is defensible and timely.

Crucially important is the authenticity, security, and integrity of digital information used by law enforcement agencies in the proper presentation and prosecution of crimes. In contrast to former years where most evidence was in tangible paper format, new forms of information and evidence can be found in a myriad of formats; databases, word documents and spreadsheets, image and video files etc. These forms of information can now be found on CDs, mobile phones, USB devices, personal digital assistants, and other emerging electronic devices. These changes have influenced the way in which authorities and courts treat and accept electronic evidence. Gradually, electronic evidence is being seen on the same level as paper and other forms of tangible evidence.



Arriving by Car

From the A4 (Bath Road): Follow the signs for Heathrow terminals 1, 2 and 3. Then turn onto the A408 (Sipson Road) and take the first left to the hotel. From the M25: Take the exit for the M4 toward Heathrow Airport. Then take Junction 4 to the A408 toward the airport. Follow the roundabout to get back on the M4 toward Heathrow. Take the A4 exit toward central London and then the first left. The hotel is directly ahead on the left.

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Arriving by Train or Underground

The Heathrow Express service departs from London Paddington every 15 minutes into Heathrow Airport (all terminals) and is a 15-minute journey. If travelling by underground, the Piccadilly line also travels to all terminals and takes about 45 minutes from London Kings Cross.

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Arriving by Plane

The Hotel Hoppa bus stops outside the main entrance of each terminal at regular intervals. To reach the Park Inn Hotel & Conference Centre London Heathrow, take the Hotel Hoppa H1 or H8 from terminals 2 and 3 or Hotel Hoppa H54 from terminals 4 and 5 (charges apply). Pay the driver directly or purchase a ticket from the available machines.

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