One of the panels at Lawtech Europe Congress in Prague covered mobile forensics. One of the speakers was barrister Damian Murphy who has attracted attention recently by announcing the establishment of a specialist eDisclosure chambers called Indicium Chambers. Another was Jo Sherman, CEO of eDiscovery software company EDT, who has had considerable involvement in developing rules and protocols for the management of electronic discovery, both in Australia and in Canada, allowing her to bring a perspective not shared by all providers.
Their panel on mobile forensics emphasised the value of mobile data as evidence, and not simply part of a set of processes. The panel also stressed the need for proportionality in mobile eDiscovery – it is possible to collect a massive amount of information, but how much of it is actually helpful? This is a decision which lawyers should be making, fortified by at least some understanding of what is possible.
Afterwards, I interviewed both Damian Murphy and Jo Sherman. The results are these videos.