Interview: Matthew Geaghan of Nuix on collecting data from mobile devices

One of the main enhancements to Nuix 7.4 is improved ability to collect data from mobile devices, including call histories, email, messaging and communication patterns across multiple sources. At ILTA in Las Vegas I spoke to Matthew Geaghan of Nuix about the rise of mobile data and the increasing need to capture it.

Most of us create, capture and store mobile data all day, thanks to the ever more sophisticated hardware which we still call “phones” although relatively little of their use involves talking to people. As Matthew Geaghan points out in this interview, it is increasingly difficult to catch people’s eyes as you walk around because they are all staring at their little devices.

This has driven a shift in how we communicate. Matthew Geaghan says that 8/10 of the meetings he set up at ILTA were convened by text message rather than by sitting down at a computer. If we use a variety of tools during the day – whatever gets the job done quickly – we create problems for those responsible for discovery

The new functionality in Nuix 7.4 is designed to deal with this, to collect the data and to integrate it with other data sources so that all sits next to each other in a single pane of glass. All this provides not just the evidence but the narrative which strings it all together.

The collection of all this data from devices generally thought of as a personal (whoever actually owns them) gives rise to a duty to be able to identify and protect personal information. Matthew Geaghan says that Nuix includes increasingly clever tools designed to apply intelligence and analytics to data, to detect faces and skin tone, and by various means to classify information and differentiate that which is discoverable from that which is private.


About Chris Dale

I have been an English solicitor since 1980. I run the e-Disclosure Information Project which collects and comments on information about electronic disclosure / eDiscovery and related subjects in the UK, the US, AsiaPac and elsewhere
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