Stories by Greg Buckles

Mobile devices: The next eDiscovery wave?

Ready or not, it is time for corporate legal and MIS departments to accept the fact that real and unique corporate Electronically Stored Information (ESI) resides on mobile devices such as iPhones, Blackberrys and tablets. Until recently, most lawyers exempted these devices from preservation and collection obligations with a wide variety of arguments; too difficult, redundant content, inaccessible, lack of explicit caselaw and bipartisan agreements. The rise of the mobile workforce, integrated communications, mobile apps and more have combined to make smart phones and tablets critical sources of unique ESI for corporate executives and other critical personnel. If we accept that mobile devices must be preserved and collected for civil discovery, then we get to the hard question of how to do it.

Greg Buckles | 29 Aug | Read more

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