The Book

Digital Evidence & eDiscovery Law Practice in Nigeria

Chapter 1

An Overview of the Law of Evidence: The Pre-Digital Age

Chapter 1 begins with an overview of the law of evidence in pre-digital age. It examines the old fashion conversation of the law of evidence in legal proceedings; the concept of document as originally conceived from the common law perspective. It advanced the notion that the pre-digital Evidence Act and its legal frameworks were devised in an analog age when cross-border communication was rare and online communication and social media were unheard of and where legal framework simply did not contemplate a world in which electronic data transfer, whether international or local, are commonplace.