by Patrick Siewert, Principal Consultant, Pro Digital Forensic Consulting
I just returned from a fantastic few days at the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association 2017 annual conference. I spent 3 days meeting with litigators from all over Virginia about the various ways data can help in their cases. Part of the nuance of operating a digital forensic consultancy is to actively listen and try to drill down exactly how digital forensics and related services can add value in different types of litigation. For example, there is data that is contained on many mobile devices that could serve to be the digital “smoking gun” with regard to distracted driving cases. However, the problem is that when litigation over distracted driving takes place, the data (and likely the device) are long gone because the justice system grinds slowly.