Your Home is Spying on You: How to Use Smart Device Data in Litigation

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Course Information

Time 60 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

This entertaining course will review the data our smart home devices are storing about our activities. The program will explore the sources and types of data and examine cases from around the country where this type of data has been used in litigation. Attorneys will learn where to look for data during litigation and how to obtain the data once it is discovered.

This program will benefit criminal and civil attorneys who may encounter data from smart devices in the course of litigation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Analyze the kinds of data that can be stored by smart home devices
  2. Review cases from around the country where smart device data was used in litigation
  3. Effectively obtain and use smart device data in litigation
  4. Examine admissibility issues of smart device data 

Credit Information

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Brian Chase


Brian Chase is a consultant, expert witness, adjunct professor of law, and attorney. He serves ArcherHall’s Director of Digital Forensics in Arizona.

Mr. Chase has a diverse education and work background. He spent years working as a network administrator for the University of Arizona. He has a Management and Information Systems degree from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, a top-ranked program in the country. Mr. Chase went on to earn a law degree, also from the University of Arizona. He has worked with various sized law firms both in an IT and legal capacity. He has consulted with firms on their use of technology within the office, and has provided expert testimony in criminal and civil matters ranging from misdemeanors to murder to medical malpractice.

Mr. Chase has published and spoken on various technology-related issues impacting law firms as well as parties in the civil and criminal justice system. He teaches various topics regarding law and technology, and digital forensics and evidence, at a variety of legal and technical conferences. He was honored by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Daily Star with a “Tucson’s 40 Under 40 Award”, which recognizes young leaders who are making an impact in the community with their professional and charitable work.


Bar Admissions:

Arizona, Federal District of Arizona