Ediscovery challenges are becoming more and more prevalent in our professional lives. One aspect of this is the increasing use of text messaging. A closer look at the structure of data management in different mobile devices and some case law regarding preservation of this data is covered in the article, “Text Messages in eDiscovery: Recovery, Retention, and Preservation.”
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Luddite Lawyer’s Guide to Computer Backup Systems
By Craig Ball
Backup is the Rodney Dangerfield of the e-discovery world. It gets no respect. Or maybe it’s Milton, the sad sack with the red stapler from the movie Office Space. Backup is pretty much ignored…until headquarters burns to the ground or it turns out the old tapes in the basement hold the only copy of the all-important TPS (testing procedure specification) reports demanded in discovery.
Would you be surprised to learn that backup is the hottest, fastest moving area of information technology?
Text Messages in eDiscovery: Recovery, Retention, and Preservation
By D4 Managed Data and Discovery Services
As mobile device usage and capabilities increase, the importance of the ever-slimmer gadgets as potential sources of electronically stored information (ESI) becomes undeniable. The more we rely on these accessories as vehicles for business communications and entertainment, the more data we create and consume. For every additional bit and byte that is born in the ether, there is a heightened chance that the information will become fodder for electronic discovery (eDiscovery). Despite this increasingly large amount of information, marooned mobile device data can provide a number of unique hurdles throughout the litigation lifecycle.