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Olympics – Forensic Files?

Aug 26, 20081 min
Data and Information SecurityIdentity Management Solutions

The International Olympic Committee opened up an investigation into the age of two of China’s gold-medal-winning Olympic gymnasts this weekend — and closed it a day later, following a security consultant’s discovery of online documents listing the competitors as too young to compete.

Now I keep hoping this will apply to me and someone will find out I am actually younger then I claim.  Really can just five or so years be shaved off?  I am not greedy!  But it does lead one to wonder what all can be found out about you.  I know from my cases it has been easy to locate the following on computer hard drives:

-Social security numbers



-Family photos (not that I usually care).

And everything else…… why can’t someone find my age to be five years younger?

Kris Haworth is a Managing Director in the FTI Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice and is based in the San Francisco office. She focuses on computer forensics, expert testimony and electronic discovery. Ms. Haworth has more than fifteen years of professional experience in the technology industry and more than ten of years of experience in computer forensics and electronic discovery. She has provided services to Fortune 500 corporations and some of the country's most respected legal firms. She has worked on cases that have established national precedent, including Advante v. Mintel, World Courier v. Baron, In Re Verisign Securities Litigation, Playboy v. Welles and Trigon Ins. Co. v. USA. Her practices have been approved by government agencies including the FBI, FDIC, DOJ, and SEC. She focuses on large-scale electronic evidence production, internal corporate investigations and computer forensics engagements. She frequently assists clients involved in government investigations, HSR merger issues, intellectual property theft, securities investigations, and other types of class action litigation.