FIFA corruption investigation: what’s in the data and how to find it

News broke on Wednesday and Thursday this week that Swiss authorities have raided Fifa’s headquarters to obtain computer data relevant to ongoing criminal investigations into alleged corruption surrounding the 2010, 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments.  Data was obtained from individuals including Sepp Blatter, Jerome Valcke (Sepp Blatter’s right-hand man) and Fifa’s head of finance.

Over the coming days, Swiss investigators will face a series of challenges as they seek to manage this data and attempt to identify the most relevant and incriminating documents.  As they progress their investigation, a variety