Posted on October 20, 2015 | Author: matthew verga | Download White Paper
According to the Pew Research Center, “74% of online adults use social networking sites,” with more than half using two or more. Social media is also becoming more deeply ingrained within the world of litigation, with social media postings coming up in a majority of divorce cases, and in a significant percentage of personal injury cases, employment cases and others. Sanctions, both monetary and evidentiary, have been awarded for the spoliation of social media evidence.
Because of their novelty, variety, and volume, social media materials present a range of challenges for discovery practitioners, litigators, and courts. In this white paper, Matthew Verga, J.D., Modus Director of eDiscovery Strategy, reviews relevant rules, cases, and articles in a survey of key social media discovery issues.