Anatomy of a Forensic Collection from a Smartphone

Learn critical evidentiary insights into smartphones as utilization skyrocketed due to the pandemic and their role in eDiscovery continues to grow.

Increased reliance on smartphones due to the pandemic, a growing number of employees looking to change jobs, bring your own device (BYOD) programs and the ease of data portability make these devices highly relevant sources of electronically stored information (ESI) for most cases.

Out of the 80 apps installed on the average smartphone, custodians typically utilize 9 mobile apps daily and 30 mobile apps monthly. Many smartphone apps can cross individual and corporate domains which creates a challenge for making sure corporate data is secure. Also, robust location-based services can help substantiate the location of a smartphone at any given time.


During this session, you’ll learn:

  • Forensically sound collection procedures and documentation
  • The scope of ESI that can be collected
  • Forensic collection methods and workflow for mobile devices
  • How to assess exfiltrated and deleted ESI
  • Best practices to avoid mistakes and corruption of ESI
  • Reporting and analysis

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