Messaging Apps and Their Impact

Messaging Apps and Their Impact on eDiscovery and Compliance: eDiscovery Trends

The ubiquity of messaging apps is undeniable. Cimplifi discusses messaging apps and their impact on eDiscovery and compliance with some great stats!

Their post (Getting the Message: How Messaging Apps Have Impacted eDiscovery and Compliance Practices, available here) discusses how the amount of electronically stored information (ESI) generated by text and chat messaging apps is growing exponentially and this form of ESI is potentially discoverable in litigation, investigations, and other eDiscovery use cases.

How ubiquitous are mobile devices and messaging apps today? Here are two stats that illustrate how much we use them:

  • In 2020, the number of mobile devices operating worldwide stood at just over 14 billion. That number is expected to reach 18.22 billion by 2025, an increase of 4.2 billion devices compared to 2020 levels. By 2025, the world population is expected to be approximately 8.2 billion people – which means there will be 10 billion mobile devices more than people by 2025 and over 2 devices per person on average!
  • Snapchat had 347 million daily active users worldwide as of the second quarter of 2022, up over 7.5 times the number of daily active users at the beginning of 2014 (47 million).

So, what are other indicators of messaging apps and their impact on eDiscovery and compliance? Find out that and more here! It’s just one more click! And please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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