NACDL - #Trending: Traditional Crimes Meet Nontraditional Evidence

#Trending: Traditional Crimes Meet Nontraditional Evidence

In order to be prepared, defense lawyers must seek evidence from sources beyond Snapchat and Twitter. Ian Friedman and Eric Nemecek consider the increased reliance on information derived from portable electronic devices, including Fitbit and Garmin fitness trackers. In addition, they discuss the difference between “precision” and “accuracy” as those terms relate to geo-location information provided by applications such as Foursquare and Google Maps. They point out that, as with any source, collecting information presents concerns regarding how to verify its accuracy.