Many of the conversations we had at LegalTech last month indicate that mobile devices are increasingly being seen as sources of electronically stored information (ESI) in their own right. While the email and files often found on them can be stored elsewhere, other records such as images, text messages, chat transcripts and travel routes – along with logs and metadata about those records – are often not.
It’s this ESI which is becoming critical to audits, civil lawsuits, criminal prosecutions and internal investigations. And so, as Law & Forensics’ Daniel Garrie recently pointed out:
Litigants appearing before a court seeking mobile discovery must clearly define and identify the relevant e-discovery and then address the cost and burden of the mobile electronic discovery compliance…. corporations and individuals have been ordered to produce, sometimes at considerable expense, computerized information, including e-mail messages, telephone records, and SMS records.
Next Tuesday, SANS instructors Paul Henry and Benjamin Wright will join Cellebrite Senior Forensic Technical Director Yuval Ben-Moshe to discuss these issues. Included will be what happens when deleted data are considered responsive evidence, proactively addressing preservation and collection requirements, and how mobile forensics fits an entire spectrum of e-discovery activities.