As reported in this
History and technology butt heads
Existing precedent is obviously rooted in the past, but it's not always easy drawing dots and the connecting lines between historical precedent and today's technologies.
Keeping an eye on the ball
"The ediscovery process always continues to evolve because of the speed with which technology roars forward, but that doesn't mean attorneys, or the courts for that matter, are always seeing things from a cutting edge perspective," Caruso said. " It's not easy staying current on every technology, or the latest digital forensics tools and processes, especially when that's not even your main field of expertise. But it is our field of expertise, so we do. And that's why the courts don't tend to take excuses from litigants, and especially from their counsel, when it comes to eDiscovery. There is expert help out there, and if an attorney isn't well versed enough in the ins-and-outs of every bit of technology involved and how to correctly identify, acquire, analyze and produce every bit of relevant data necessary and/or requested for the case, they are compelled to get expert outside help like we provide. And if they don't, their future will not be filled with good things once the judge gets through with them."
Smartphones and other digital devices can hold a wealth of evidence
"Let's forget for a second all the information people purposely store on their smartphones and digital devices, phone numbers, pictures, favorite websites, texts, emails, contact addresses and so on. While that kind of information could prove invaluable during litigation to prove or disprove a case, often it's the information the user doesn't know the device stored that proves to be the smoking gun. We've been called in as digital forensics and technology experts on countless civil and criminal cases across the country, and we've delivered more than our fair share of digital smoking guns that counsel on the case was not even aware existed until we fished it out," said Caruso. "For example, we assisted in a child pornography case where we not only found the incriminating photos which the suspect tried to delete and destroy, but we also acquired metadata (data about data) on the photos which that particular device stored with geo-location tracking information. So not only could the attorney produce the photos the suspect was convinced he had thoroughly destroyed, but he could also build a timeline of when the photos were taken, and map the locations they were taken in down to the building. After that, the rest was a cakewalk. Digital forensics and eDiscovery often make or break cases today, and that's why the unanimous opinion written by Chief Justice
Don't delay in getting expert help when evidence goes digital
*Global Digital Forensics is a recognized leader providing cutting edge solutions in the fields of computer forensics, eDiscovery, cyber security and emergency incident response. GDF is strategically positioned with resources across the country and the globe to react quickly and efficiently with a staff of highly qualified and experienced specialists. Many Fortune 500 companies have trusted GDF with their most sensitive situations. GDF has the technology, skill and experience to ensure any computer forensics tasks and/or eDiscovery needs are handled in a highly cost effective manner, while always ensuring exceptional, defensible results. To speak with a GDF evidence specialist about a plan to suit your unique needs, call 1-800-868-8189. The call and the initial consultation are free. For more information, visit http://www.evestigate.com.
Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014-SCOTUS-Warrant/smartphone-ediscovery/prweb12012182.htm
Most Popular Stories
- Americans Still Pessimistic Despite Economic Growth
- Illinois Issues Fracking Rules
- Detroit Muslim Conference Stirs Controversy
- Startups Offer Smartphone Banking Apps
- 'Longmire' Cancelled, Looks for New Network
- Hip-Hop Takes Up Ferguson Cause
- Clippers Deal Started With 2 Numbers
- Echeveste Steps Down, Perez Steps Up at VPE
- Immigration Delay Throws Both Parties a Curve
- Canada, Russia Go to War (on Twitter)