I wrote recently about the recovery of data from drones, using an example found on the AccessData website.
That article, as you would expect from a leading forensics company, focused on the use of AccessData’s technology to recover and analyse data recovered from a drone. One of the examples given in the article was the use of drones to deliver drugs and other contraband to prisons.
Sometimes, however, you need nothing so sophisticated. In a case reported in The Scotsman on 3 October, a Scottish gang was imprisoned on the strength of their own drone’s film of them packaging drugs. Among other things, the film showed distinctive tattoos, a house number and the gang’s car.
Unfortunately for them, the drone crashed and the police recovered the data from its camera.
Expect to see examples of Internet of Things devices, as well as mobile data, being used to adduce, confirm or contradict evidence, in civil and employment cases as well as criminal ones.