Christopher Suarez breaks down the new issues arising in the e-discovery process in recent years in “Forensics and Electronic Discovery in an IoT Era” for the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division’s TYL magazine. The range of devices where data is stored “such as virtual assistants (e.g., Amazon’s Alexa), fitness wearables (e.g., Fitbit), and home automation technology (e.g., Nest thermostats and Ring doorbells)”, continues to grow rapidly. Chain-of-custody challenges, uncertainty over who ultimately owns data, and lack of universal standards for format are just a few of the topics that young lawyers are encouraged to monitor actively. The article also provides insights into the kind of technologies that may ultimately aid lawyers in their “collection and review” process.
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