The digital forensics field grows as fast as technology does. In modern litigation, there is a vast array of digital evidence beyond cell phones and computer workstations. Every new product or technological development presents a new source of data that can be relevant in an investigation.
While Google Glass and Snapchat Spectacles may not have large active users, wearable tech is diverse and increasing. Millions of consumers own Fitbits or smart watches, which collect sensitive health data, location data, and communications. When one device is inaccessible, a paired wearable could provide a duplicate source of evidence. Fitness tracker data from smart wearable tech has been used in court to challenge individual’s self-reports of actions and prove physical impact in personal injury lawsuits. Evidence collection from wearable devices should not be overlooked.