Flashback Data named as first ever non-governmental computer forensics laboratory accredited under ASCLD/LAB International Program

April 20, 2010 – Austin, TX – Flashback Data, LLC, a computer forensics and data recovery firm headquartered in Austin, Texas, announced today that its forensics laboratory has been accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB).

Flashback Data is the first ever non-governmental lab accredited for computer forensics under ASCLD/LAB International Accreditation Program. The company joins a short list of digital evidence laboratories accredited under the program, including those owned by the F.B.I. and state and county law enforcement.

“For the last 6 years, we’ve seen digital evidence play an increasingly critical role in civil litigation and criminal investigation. Flashback Data has worked hard to raise the bar on best practices and it’s validating to be recognized. This accreditation makes us unique in the private sector and we’re excited to be positioned at the top of the computer forensics industry.” Michael O’Connell, President, Flashback Data

As part of the accreditation, ASCLD/LAB made a robust assessment of Flashback Data’s policies and procedures, including conducting onsite audits of the company’s case files, security, and forensics lab and evidence rooms. ASCLD/LAB will annually audit Flashback Data to ensure the company’s ongoing compliance and maintain accreditation.

“Flashback Data has always been committed to the quality of its forensics services. However, as the only private company in the world to achieve ASCLD/LAB International accreditation for computer forensics, we’ve set a new standard. We look forward to continuing to serve our clients with best-in-class technology and specialized experience.” Will Ambruzs, Head of Forensics, Flashback Data.

ASCLD/LAB accredits more than 300 forensic laboratories worldwide.

About Flashback Data, LLC

Flashback Data is an expert services firm specializing in computer forensics and Tier 1 data recovery and incident response. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, its principals include attorneys and retired law enforcement and intelligence personnel. Since 2004, the firm has been serving clients worldwide, including law firms, large enterprise, state and federal agencies, and foreign governments.


ASCLD/LAB is an accrediting body for forensic science. The organization is recognized by the Inter American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC) since September 2008 and by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) since April 2009. ASCLD/LAB is a signatory to both the IAAC Multi-lateral Recognition Arrangement and the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement.

ASCLD/LAB offers voluntary accreditation to public and private crime laboratories in the United States and around the world. Accreditation is offered in the forensic disciplines for which services are generally provided by forensic laboratories.

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