[Podcast] HaystackID in the EDRM Illumination Zone: Rene Novoa, Director of Forensics

Editor’s Note: In this edition of the Illumination Zone podcast, HaystackID joins forces with EDRM to present an insightful discussion on the evolving landscape of digital forensics. The seventeenth episode showcases a conversation between HaystackID’s Director of Forensics, Rene Novoa, and key figures from EDRM, including CEO and Chief Legal Technologist Mary Mack, and Chief Strategy Officer Kaylee Walstad.

Novoa shares his journey from data discovery to digital forensics, shedding light on the challenges and complexities inherent in modern mobile forensics. With a focus on the delicate balance between privacy and data collection, Novoa emphasizes the importance of user-centric methodologies in his field. Listeners are encouraged to engage with the full episode to gain a comprehensive understanding of the strategies and technologies driving effective mobile investigations, including HaystackID’s Mobile Elite Discovery and Analysis Lab (MEDAL) suite.

By HaystackID Staff

HaystackID is pleased to collaborate with the EDRM on their informative podcast, Illumination Zone. The seventeenth episode in HaystackID’s monthly contribution to the successful EDRM global podcast series features an insightful conversation with HaystackID’s Director of Forensics, Rene Novoa, the EDRM’s CEO and Chief Legal Technologist, Mary Mack, and Chief Strategy Officer, Kaylee Walstad.

In this HaystackID Illumination Zone podcast, Novoa shared how starting his career in data discovery helped him understand human behavior and how he went from helping people restore everything from family photos to their taxes to assisting law enforcement with cases. From there, Novoa detailed how he got into forensics and the latest challenges in the mobile forensics space, such as the growing intersection of business and personal data.

Throughout the conversation, Novoa detailed the pressing challenge that mobile investigators face, especially with maintaining an individual’s privacy and security while getting the most data possible. During the podcast, Novoa said, “If you go to the store and leave your phone, there’s panic mode. I can only imagine how people feel when I say, ‘You have a large phone, and we’re doing a full fossil extraction that will take 8-9 hours.’ It is our job to come up with tools and methodologies that elevate the user experience and accomplish the job.”

Listen to the full episode to learn about the growing intersection between personal and business data and how practitioners can handle the influx of mobile information to conduct effective investigations with HaystackID’s Mobile Elite Discovery and Analysis Lab (MEDAL) suite.

More About Rene Novoa

As Director of Forensics for HaystackID, Rene Novoa has more than 20 years of technology experience conducting data recovery, digital forensics, eDiscovery, and account management and sales activities. During this time, Novoa has performed investigations in both civil and criminal matters and has directly provided litigation support and forensic analysis for seven years. Novoa has regularly worked with ICAC, HTCIA IACIS, and other regional task forces supporting State Law Enforcement Division accounts and users in his most recent forensic leadership roles.

HaystackID's Rene Novoa on the EDRM Illumination Zone podcast.

The podcast is available on your favorite listening app, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Play. The podcast is available on the EDRM website and is provided below for convenience.

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About the Electronic Discovery Reference Model

Empowering the global leaders of e-discovery, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) creates practical global resources to improve e-discovery, privacy, security, and information governance. Since 2005, EDRM has delivered leadership, standards, tools, guides, and test datasets to strengthen best practices throughout the world. EDRM has an international presence in 136 countries, spanning six continents. EDRM provides an innovative support infrastructure for individuals, law firms, corporations, and government organizations seeking to improve the practice and provision of data and legal discovery with 19 active projects. Learn more at EDRM.net.

About HaystackID®

HaystackID solves complex data challenges related to legal, compliance, regulatory, and cyber events. Core offerings include Global Advisory, Data Discovery Intelligence, HaystackID Core® Platform, and AI-enhanced Global Managed Review powered by its proprietary platform, ReviewRight®. Repeatedly recognized as one of the world’s most trusted legal industry providers by prestigious publishers such as Chambers, Gartner, IDC, and Legaltech News, HaystackID implements innovative cyber discovery, enterprise solutions, and legal and compliance offerings to leading companies and legal practices around the world. HaystackID offers highly curated and customized offerings while prioritizing security, privacy, and integrity. For more information about how HaystackID can help solve unique legal enterprise needs, please visit HaystackID.com.

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