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Here’s a Webinar TODAY to Learn about Preserving and Analyzing Smartphone Data: eDiscovery Best Practices

In our webcast last week (Key eDiscovery Case Law Review for the First Half of 2019), Tom O’Connor and I discussed several cases (including this one, this one and this one, involving the late musician Prince) where spoliation and sanctions associated with smartphone ESI were the key issue being addressed.  Let’s face it, discoverability of mobile devices has become a standard consideration in litigation these days.  But, how can you ensure you’re properly preserving the ESI on your smartphone and how can you get the most out of the data it contains?  Here’s a webinar TODAY that discusses that very topic!

And, here’s a spoiler alert!  It’s not even a CloudNine webinar.  This webinar is being hosted by ESI Analyst and Chorus Consulting.  Preservation & Analysis of Smartphone Data for Today’s Connected World will be presented at 2pm ET today (1pm CT, 11am PT).  Topics addressed include:

  • How to direct your client to avoid spoliation
  • Requirements to preserve and collect cell phone data
  • When to call a forensic expert
  • Best ways to analyze data from a cell phone:
    • Text/SMS/MMS including media
    • Chat applications
    • Call logs
    • Geolocation
  • Connecting those elements to create a timeline and tell the story

The webinar will be co-presented by:

  • John Myers of Chorus Consulting, who has been a partner with CloudNine for several years and has over 25 years of experience assisting clients in eDiscovery and forensic collection. John testified in this case having to do with the late Jimi Hendrix (which makes two dead rock stars mentioned in this post and ties my personal record, I think).
  • Trent Livingston of ESI Analyst, who has provided consulting and expert testimony regarding data, automation and analytics over a two-decade career and (with his team) has developed the data visualization and investigation technology platform called (oddly enough) ESI Analyst. Trent was one of the speakers at our NineForum TED Talk series at LegalTech this year.

You can register for the webinar here.  Even if you can’t make it today (but still want to check it out), register and you’ll receive a link to the webinar afterward.  If you want to learn some best practices for smartphone data preservation and analysis from two smart guys uniquely qualified to discuss those topics, check it out!

So, what do you think?  How often does your organization have to address mobile device discovery in litigation?  As always, please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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