Case Law: Disclosing Electronic Data

The two primary case law examples of disclosing data from computers were in 1991 and 2003.

  • It was held in Derby v Weldon [1991] 1 WLR 652 that a computer database containing information capable of being retrieved and converted into readable form was a “document”, so that the court could order discovery under Order 24 of the Rules of the Supreme Court.
  • In Marlton v Tektronix UK (10 February 2003,) Pumfrey J confirmed that a computer database may be treated as a “document” in the context of disclosure under the Civil Procedure Rules, and held that disclosure should be given of documents which established the date on which e-mails had been received.
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