Digital Forensics Expert shares tips on what to do – and what to avoid – when requesting data stored on a client’s mobile device for discovery.
A single mobile device could have over 20,000 stored text messages…
As an attorney, do you want to waste your time reviewing non-relevant data? As a client, do you want to pay someone to review extra data? Effective communication between attorneys and their clients (early on in discovery) will save both time and money.
Mobile phones are as powerful as computers, with comparable storage capabilities. The next time you request text messages stored on a mobile device, be sure to narrow the scope of your request, but also consider other places on the device where evidence may be stored; i.e. emails, contacts, call logs, messages stored in chat applications, and deleted data.
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