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Authenticating Electronic Records Based Evidence in Zimbabwean Labour Disputes

Today computers provide us with powerful tools for information handling, retrieval and distribution. Computers have contributed to the efficiency and effectiveness of organizations through the use of new communication channels such as social networks, emails, blogging and chartrooms for example. However, the internet had brought new set of challenges at the workplace such as the advent of cyber-crimes or misconducts which were unknown prior to the 1960s when the internet was introduced. In this paper the author will discuss some of the challenges in the admissibility of electronic/digital evidence in relation to labour related disputes in Zimbabwe. According to Prince Edward Island Canada-Department of Environment, Labour and Justice an electronic record is defined as data that is recorded or stored on any medium in or by a computer system or other similar device that can be read or perceived by a person or a computer system or similar device. It is information captured through electro…

The internet has created new winners and buries the laggards.

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INTRODUCTION Today computers provide us with powerful tools for information handling for collection, organization, classification, retrieval and distribution. Computers have been used since the late 1960s for the storage of large databases such as library calalogues and bibliographic references. In this paper, the author is going to discuss the saying that “The internet has created new winners and buries the laggards” and the saying will be discussed in relation to information storage and retrieval.
DEFINITION OF TERMS According to the Wikipedia the word internet is defined as a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard internet protocol suit (TCP/IP) to link several billion devices worldwide. It is an international networks that consists of millions of private, public, academic, business and government packet switched networks, linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless, and optical networking technologies. On the other hand online information retrieva…