With the explosion of digital data, particularly data stored on mobile devices, electronic evidence is becoming increasingly material to civil cases related to intellectual property or trade secret theft, fraud, misconduct, and employment law issues. Human resources and inside counsel may come together with and rely on corporate security, internal investigation, and audit departments, in addition to outside counsel, litigation support, and forensic consultants to conduct internal investigations involving Electronically Stored Information (ESI).

As a result, companies and their legal partners need access to reliable methods to identify, collect, preserve, process, and analyze mobile and related digital ESI in the form of text or instant messages, applications data, geolocation data, images, and stored or transferred files.