#SocialMediaInfiltration – obviously social media usage has become deeply ingrained in American life.
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.
Social Media in Discovery
Because of their novelty, variety, and volume, social media materials present a range of challenges for discovery practitioners, litigators and courts. File formats are inconvenient, and content is ever-changing. Authenticity feels tenuous, and privacy feels violated.
How do practitioners overcome these challenges to leverage this valuable category of evidence?
Join presenter Matthew Verga, JD, Modus Director of eDiscovery Strategy, on Wednesday, October 7, at 1 PM EDT for a free 1-hour webinar answering key questions about social media discovery, including:
- When can social media evidence be obtained and used?
- By what legal and technical mechanisms can it be obtained?
- Once obtained, how can it be authenticated for use as evidence?