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Exclusive Online Event “How Digital Footprints Can Belie an Alibi” Explores the Impact on Litigation Strategies

McLean, VA - March 16, 2011 ZyLAB, a leading eDiscovery and information management technology company at the forefront of geospatial evidence mapping, will host an online seminar titled, “Location-based eDiscovery: How Digital Footprints Can Belie an Alibi” on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 1:00 PM EST. During this unprecedented event, ZyLAB’s Mary Mack, Esq. will lead a discussion on extracting and plotting location details from data and devices to prove a legal argument. Location-based eDiscovery (LBED) expert, author, and litigator, David K. Isom, and Johannes Scholtes, PhD, will participate on the panel.

“The geo-spatial information stored within a person’s mobile devices and ESI metadata may conflict with their own reports about their actions or whereabouts at a specific time,” said Mary Mack, Esq., enterprise technology counsel at ZyLAB. “For example, the European Union Police Mission in Kosovo has been using ZyLAB software to prove that the routes taken by military troops directly correlated with the rural villages where crimes are being investigated.”

Geolocation data is traditionally captured from IP addresses, phone numbers, or GSM services, but the textual content of documents is also a viable source. The content of a document may disclose meeting logistics or travel itineraries, such as one traversing “from city A to city B”. With certain statistical probability, ZyLAB detects such language patterns to allocate geolocations to documents and plot them on Google Maps.

“Surveys indicate that most people fail to appreciate how much and persistent and revealing the location information is that they generate, and how important – whether helpful or harmful – that information is likely to be in litigation,” said David K. Isom in his recent article on the subject.

The March 30 webinar, “Location-based eDiscovery: How Digital Footprints Can Belie an Alibi” will explore other real world examples of geolocation data and satellite maps changing the litigation landscape as well as helping organizations pinpoint branch offices which may be engaged in activity that conflicts with the impending UK Bribery Act.

To attend the online seminar on March 30, please visit the online registration page at To learn more about ZyLAB’s geolocation evidence technology, please call 1-866-995-2262 ext. 827 or email


About ZyLAB

ZyLAB’s industry-leading, modular eDiscovery and enterprise information management solutions enable organizations to manage boundless amounts of enterprise data in any format and language, to mitigate risk, reduce costs, investigate matters and elicit business productivity and intelligence. 

The ZyLAB eDiscovery system is directly aligned with the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and the company’s products and services are used on an enterprise level by corporations, government agencies, courts, and law firms, as well as on specific projects for legal services, auditing, and accounting providers. ZyLAB systems are also available in a Software-as-a-Services (SaaS) model.

ZyLAB has received numerous industry accolades and is one of the few companies to be positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Information Access Technology” for 2007, 2008 and 2009. In addition, Gartner has given ZyLAB the highest rating (“Strong Positive”) in its “MarketScope for E-Discovery and Litigation Support Vendors” for 2007, 2008 and 2009, as well as a “Promising” rating in its 2008 “MarketScope for Records Management”. 

Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and McLean, Virginia, ZyLAB also serves local markets from regional offices in New York, Barcelona, Frankfurt, London, Paris, and Singapore. To learn more about ZyLAB visit