Internet-enabled cell phones are increasingly common and sometimes used exclusively for searching the internet. A user’s phone internet history and browsing data show the websites the user actually visited from their cell phone. Phone user’s internet history may be key evidence, for example:
- Family Law Case: The browser history showed the husband was hiding marital assets at an offshore bank.
- Employment Case: The internet history on an employee’s work computer showed they were spending at least two hours a day viewing porn – while working.
- Copyright Infringement: The internet history showed when and from which website the defendant had downloaded copyrighted photos for his own website.
Using Browser Forensics to Collect & Preserve
We work with almost any type of smartphone or computer, no matter its condition. Frequently our browser forensics experts recover all existing and previously deleted data.
We handle the data extraction remotely. This means we will ship you our BlackBox and conduct the forensics examination remotely. Then, you return the BlackBox to us using our pre-paid shipping label and box. Once complete, we provide you with an Evidence Report for easy legal review.
- Remote Forensic Services – You keep your device while we collect the evidence!
- Flat Fee Prices – No outside IT fees so you can control costs.
- Evidence Reports containing cell phone data with links to attachments for easy legal review.
- Defensible collection with chain of custody certificates so that evidence remains court-admissible.
Duty to Preserve Phone Internet History Evidence
Once a party has a reasonable anticipation of litigation, they have an obligation to preserve evidence. Internet search history from a user’s phone or computer can contain relevant, discoverable evidence in a case. Failure to take reasonable measures to preserve relevant evidence could subject the party to court sanctions, or worse. In an effort to ensure proper procedures are in place to limit your risk and streamline eDiscovery, consider a Litigation Response Plan.