Edited by Stephen Mason and Daniel Seng
1 August 2021
234 × 156 mm
604 pp
Hardback: 978-1-911507-26-0
Paperback: 978-1-911507-22-2
"There are more things in Electronic Evidence and Electronic Signatures than I had ever dreamt of, philosophically or otherwise. This is a valuable addition to the bookshelf; not just for practitioners, but for those interested in —or simply curious about—the topics covered"
 -New Law Journal
Table of statutes

1 The sources and characteristics of electronic evidence and artificial intelligence
Steven J. Murdoch, Daniel Seng, Burkhard Schafer and Stephen Mason

2 The foundations of evidence in electronic form
Stephen Mason and Daniel Seng

3 Hearsay
Daniel Seng and Stephen Mason

4 Software code as the witness
Stephen Mason

5 The presumption that computers are ‘reliable’
Stephen Mason

6. Authenticating electronic evidence 
Luciana Duranti and Allison Stanfield

7 Electronic signatures
Stephen Mason

8 Encrypted data
Alisdair Gillespie, Jessica Shurson and Stephen Mason

9 Proof: the technical collection and examination of electronic evidence
Nigel Wilson, Andrew Sheldon, Hein Dries, Burkhard Schafer and Stephen Mason

10 Competence of witnesses
Stephen Mason and Lynne Townley

Appendix 1: Draft Convention on Electronic Evidence
Appendix 2: Cumulative vignettes

In this updated edition of the well-established practitioner text, Stephen Mason and Daniel Seng have brought together a team of experts in the field to provide an exhaustive treatment of electronic evidence and electronic signatures. This fifth edition continues to follow the tradition in English evidence text books by basing the text on the law of England and Wales, with appropriate citations of relevant case law and legislation from other jurisdictions.

Stephen Mason (of the Middle Temple, Barrister) is a leading authority on electronic evidence and electronic signatures, having advised global corporations and governments on these topics. He is also the editor of International Electronic Evidence (British Institute of International and Comparative Law 2008), and he founded the innovative international open access journal Digital Evidence and Electronic Signatures Law Review in 2004.

Daniel Seng (Associate Professor, National University of Singapore) is the Director of the Centre for Technology, Robotics, AI and the Law (TRAIL). He teaches and researches information technology law and evidence law. Daniel was previously a partner and head of the technology practice at Messrs Rajah & Tann. He is also an active consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organization, where he has researched, delivered papers and published monographs on copyright exceptions for academic institutions, music copyright in the Asia Pacific and the liability of Internet intermediaries.