Perspectives

5 Questions about mobile device discovery and investigations

Through Discovery Insights, we help to break down the complexities of current discovery topics by answering the five questions you need to know about issue.

Perspectives

WARC this way

Read about the ISO 28500 Web ARChive (WARC) standard and its evidentiary implications for electronic discovery.

Services

Government eDiscovery services

Helping clients complete their mission

Deloitte Discovery has been providing eDiscovery services to government agencies, corporate legal and IT departments, and their outside counsel for more than 20 years. Our primary objective is to help our clients address the complexities associated with eDiscovery and information governance through the delivery of a thorough set of services and solutions.

​Our service offerings

Electronic discovery

Deloitte Discovery professionals deliver solutions to complex electronic discovery challenges our clients face using our state of the art facilities and technology. We collaborate with our clients to assist with the preservation, collection, processing, hosting and production of data subject to discovery. These integrated services are provided at our secure Electronic Discovery Solutions Center (EDSC), in regional eDiscovery centers around the world and through our field professionals at client sites. All locations provide a secure environment for your data. In fact, Deloitte has been awarded the first-ever Authority to Operate (ATO) for litigation support systems. This ATO allows Deloitte to host litigation data for government agencies outside of their firewalls as they transition into the cloud. Deloitte is uniquely positioned to support Federal agencies with security requirements under The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FEDRAMP).

Dynamic review

Deloitte’s Dynamic Review is a managed document review solution that employs a layered approach of filtering, analytics, text categorization (“predictive coding”) and validation to inform decision-making. Our clients and their counsel use this analytic tool set and process to make better, more informed document review decisions. With Dynamic Review, we are able to help clients better organize and prioritize reviews, enhance quality control, further reduce the document population and allocate resources more effectively. Significantly, Dynamic Review is platform agnostic; therefore, clients are not required to purchase any additional technology or leave their existing review platforms to take advantage of Deloitte’s capabilities. In combination with our managed review offering, we act as an extension of your team, fully dedicated to addressing your challenges through our focus on an effective outcome.

Mobile device discovery

Deloitte Discovery’s experienced computer forensics professionals help our clients extract, preserve and analyze the critical information from mobile devices including smart-phones, tablets and GPS devices while maintaining/preserving data authenticity. Due to the rapidly changing mobile field the ability to extract data and the type of data that can be extracted changes based on the device type and model. We use industry standard tools and techniques to extract and preserve the data from these devices. From the resulting image or extraction we can produce a corresponding discovery load file containing the extracted mobile device data including the corresponding meta-data. This enables mobile device data to be loaded and reviewed with traditional data using standard discovery tools.

Computer forensics

Deloitte Discovery’s experienced computer forensics professionals help our clients find the critical information that they need by collecting, preserving and harvesting data from mobile devices, computer systems, servers, cloud systems and back-up media, while maintaining/preserving data authenticity and chain of custody. We can also conduct advanced digital forensics analysis on networks, RAM memory, mobile devices and video forensics. We also offer advanced decryption services, advanced file and system recovery and forensic tape analysis & recovery.

Cloud discovery

Deloitte Discovery has extensive experience in forensic analysis, preservation and collection of cloud-based data. The cloud discovery stack is tightly integrated into the state-of-the-art Deloitte Discovery ecosystem, enabling one broad platform where cloud and traditional data converge in a single environment. This enables us to offer consistent processes, evidence handling, tools and quality control for most data sources. Our experience extends from the most frequently used cloud mail and storage platforms to social media and regulatory compliance archives.

Litigation readiness

Deloitte Discovery’s litigation readiness professionals assist corporate law departments with the strategic design, implementation and operation of eDiscovery programs, addressing people, process and technology. Specifically, we have helped companies with legal holds, preservation, acquisition, electronic discovery readiness and records management. These services address how corporate law departments manage spend, mitigate risk and improve effectiveness.

Information lifecycle and archive assessments

Deloitte Discovery professionals help companies address the aspects of information lifecycle solutions, including information lifecycle management, email archiving, defensible disposition and eDiscovery systems. Our practitioners are trained and experienced on the latest regulatory, eDiscovery and information lifecycle management processes and software applications and how they are deployed in a variety of environments (virtual, cloud, etc.). We make recommendations designed to address the strategy and deployment of processes and technologies used to capture, manage, store, preserve and deliver information (e.g., email, documents, images, records, web content) that are related to business processes, wherever this information resides.

Discovery analytics

Deloitte Discovery employs advanced analytics and reporting solutions that help to reduce the risks and costs associated with electronic discovery. We leverage advanced analytics and statistical techniques to both inform attorneys about document populations that require review and to validate the use of cost-saving technologies. Powered by our FAS Analytics Institute, our clients receive the benefits of analytic technology through approachable, easy-to-understand scoring methods, prioritizations and visual analyses. Increasingly, discovery analytics are used to address information governance issues such as defensible disposition and integration challenges between unstructured data and structured data. The combination of statistical, text and database analyses provide a unique insight into relevant data at a lower cost with more accuracy.

Structured data support

Deloitte Discovery performs research and analysis that cannot be done with standardized search criteria found on common eDiscovery platforms. We work closely with clients and industry experts to extract and analyze structured data from disparate systems and link that data to unstructured data. We leverage experience and leading-edge technologies to create rule-sets and predictive models that provide clarity on complex, data-intensive cases. Additionally, we provide our clients with customized reporting through the analysis of text and structured data to provide a more transparent view and ultimately a better understanding of the matter.

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T​o inquire about our eDiscovery services for government agencies, contact us directly at governmentdiscovery@deloitte.com.

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As used in this document, “Deloitte” means Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP, an affiliate of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP. Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP is not a certified public accounting firm. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.

Services

Deloitte Discovery government sector

We cover the full spectrum of discovery services for federal and state government with industry-leading experience.