The Smart Phone Is Much More than Just a Hard Drive
“You have to understand that a smart phone is not just a hard drive.” says Greg Buckles.
Interviews with software providers and forensic specialists in mobile device eDiscovery have hammered home that lesson. Most Legal IT professionals are comfortable with the different options and standards for collecting ESI (electronically stored information) from laptops and network servers.
Until fairly recently, the vast majority of civil discovery did not consider the ESI on mobile devices to be worth the effort to preserve, extract, review or produce. As corporate decision makers have become increasingly connected and mobile, their devices now store unique ESI that can provide an absolute chain of actions, locations and communications.
So if a mobile device is not just a hard drive, what is it, what does it store and how can you get it?
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