Metadata is a summary of basic information of electronic data. Examples of metadata would be; an author, location, geographical information, date created and date modified, and file size. These are all examples of very basic document metadata. Metadata is typically hidden within the file. Metadata can be found in all types of files including video, photos, webpages and more. Metadata also makes it easier to back up social media evidence in the court of law for attorneys as subjects may later delete posts from their social media channnels. However, with metadata reports, you can still see information about those deleted posts. Metadata is an extremely helpful resource for cases.
We provide our clients with the metadata report along with the social media report when we are conducting social edia investigations on subject(s).