Digital Evidence Law and Legal Definition

Digital evidence or electronic evidence is any probative information stored or transmitted digitally and a party to a judicial dispute in court can use the same during the trial. During the past few decades, the use of digital evidence has increased exponentially. Courts permit the use of digital evidence such as e-mails, digital photographs, word processing documents, instant message histories, spreadsheets, internet browser histories, databases, the contents of computer memory, and computer backup.