Not Considering Collecting Mobile Data?
Civil Litigators Who Do Not Consider Collecting Mobile Data Risk Missing Crucial Information.
In a digitalforensicsmagazine.com article written by Yuval Ben Moshe the author points to the issue about how it is now harder for people to ‘switch off’ after work and leave work behind, as the basic function of a mobile device is to enhance employee mobility and flexibility. And with the proliferation of company Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, employees are empowered and encouraged to work more with an ambiguous stop on when you can disconnect for the day.
The writer further states Mobile Devices are likely to store and share richer information from a litigation perspective. And litigators should always consider looking at mobile data as it can be preserved and is admissible in a court of law along with traditional evidential data. Mobile data more than ever is a key source of Electronically Stored Information (ESI). Contacts, chat messages, emails, SMS, location data (GPS), app usage, videos and images can lend additional context to the flow of information with an individual, group or organization. Civil Litigators who do not consider collecting mobile ESI risk missing crucial information for their case.