If ever you needed an example of how the digital world we live in has changed the landscape, you only have to look at how ESI is being used in divorce litigation cases.
Electronically Stored Information (ESI) is digital data which can be found on a wide range of devices that most of use every day, such as cell phones, tablets, cameras and computers.
ESI is increasingly being used in divorce cases to prove cases of adultery or locate hidden bank accounts as well as a whole lot of other data which could prove incriminating when it discovered and used as leverage or proof of guilt.
Incriminating data that could be used in divorce litigation is just one reason why you need to watch your digital footprint and consider what the ESI on your cell phone or computer is saying about you.
Divorce in the 21st Century- Why you need to Watch your Digital Footprint, is an infographic which explains what ESI is and provides details of the different types of ESI that is being used in divorce cases.
You do of course have some legal protection and laws vary from state to state on eDiscovery and how ESI is gathered for cases. How the information is gathered can affect the outcome of a case if the data, however incriminating, is not obtained in a lawful manner.
Whether you are considering or are involved in a divorce or not, it does make you think about what personal data is being stored on your own devices.
Why You Need to Watch Your Digital Footprint – An infographic by the team at Planta and Satin