Migrated from eDJGroupInc.com. Author: Greg Buckles. Published: 2018-01-01 19:00:00Format, images and links may no longer function correctly. 

I received some good commentary and recommendations from your peers that I wanted to share with my own perspective. Credit for the good points goes to peers, any mistakes are obviously mine. Keep the feedback coming.

  • Examiner downtime – Several peers commented about the exorbitant cost associated with examiner downtime during scheduled collection days.  It doesn’t help to have the leverage of 5 or 10 acquisition stations if custodians are late, or worse fail to show up to deliver devices.  Apparently it was a chronic problem for laptop image collections that unexpectedly extended into MD images when the custodian had to sign off. 
  • Unencrypted iTunes/Android backups – IF you can limit the collection scope to SMS/MMS text and other generic app data, you can send instructions or have a single lit support/IT person initiate backups to a network drive or a central cloud account. This can be the lion’s share of relevant content. Proper use of EMM/MDM and policies should make this the only thing outside the corporate sandbox for BYOD devices.
  • AT&T now archives SMS/MMS text. This business service can push that data to a corporate archive or file-share.  The phones have to be on a corporate account, but most perpetual custodians or compliance targets are upper management either on a corporate plan or expensing their bills. Selective or global preservation with proper EMM/MDM deployment could avoid device collection and the privacy implications. For my global clients with EU employees, this has the potential to balance discovery and GDPR requirements.

I am booking my briefing, meeting and social for LTNY. So shoot me a note to get on my calendar and see you in New York!

 Greg Buckles wants your feedback, questions or project inquiries at Greg@eDJGroupInc.com. Contact him directly for a free 15 minute ‘Good Karma’ call. He solves problems and creates eDiscovery solutions for enterprise and law firm clients. His active research topics include analytics, mobile device discovery, the discovery impact of the cloud, Microsoft’s Office 365/2013 eDiscovery Center and multi-matter discovery. Recent consulting engagements include managing preservation during enterprise migrations, legacy tape eliminations, retention enablement and many more.

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