Ireland v. Low, 2006 BCSC 393 (CanLII)

  • March 10, 2006

Date: 2006-03-10 Docket: S0014950. B.M. Joyce, J. | Link

Nice description of "deleted" information: "[7] I am also satisfied that the mere "deletion" of a computer file by the computer user does not remove the electronic data. It removes the operating system pathway that allows retrieval of the document by the user employing the computer's operating system. Eventually the data may be "overwritten" as new data is stored in the sectors that stored the original data but until this is done a person with the necessary skill can retrieve the "deleted" data using software programs for that purpose."