The Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee recently clarified the ethical boundaries associated with attorney use of social media for litigation.
If not properly researched, preserved, and authenticated, the best social media evidence is worthless.
LinkedIn is by far the most popular social network with lawyers. According to the ABA Report, 99% of individual lawyers from firms of 100 or more have a LinkedIn profile, followed by 97% of respondents from firms of 10-49 attorneys, 94% of respondents from firms of 2-9 attorneys, and 93% of solo respondents.
Despite the way many people freely share their personal information on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram these days, many lawyers don’t think to turn to it for valuable material to use against someone in a case.
This report is a cautionary tale for how social networking can be a gateway for identifying and targeting key employees for future data hacks. Companies should consider policing abuse of their brand on social media.
Even when parties block each other, social media is often intercepted by a third party or friend who then forwards it on, which can often remove the privilege protections that may otherwise exist.
The amount of social data being generated is staggering, and many companies are trying to utilize this big data to increase their bottom line. For a technology that is so widely used, however, companies surprisingly have little guidance on the legal implications of collecting and using consumer data generated by social media.
Courts generally have held that there can be no reasonable expectation of privacy in your profile when Facebook’s homepage informs you that “Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life.”
While social media has its own methods of operation, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rules must be taken into account when handling these promotions.
The discovery of social media content is allowed when it will likely lead to admissible evidence in the instant case. Specifically in an employment lawsuit, social media content relating to a party’s workplace conduct and state of mind at the time of the alleged events is discoverable information.
Many law firms and insurance companies we speak with, however, yearn for a hosted solution either because they do not want to manage the huge volume of social media that will be collected or because they are not allowed to possess the content locally.
This webinar discusses issues related to the discoverability and admissibility of social media content.
Do your social media posts get their 15 minutes of fame? As much as we hope their legend will live on to rival those of rock stars, in reality, social media posts are more like YouTube celebrities.
Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Google+ Email A snapshot of social media “how often to post” best practices as synopsized by Kevin Lee of Buffer. Twitter – 3 times per day, or more Engagement decreases slightly after the third tweet. Facebook – 2 times per day, at most 2x per day is the level before likes & […]
The Internet changed everything; Social Media has changed the Internet, and therefore everything.
In today’s digital marketplace, understanding how the law applies to virtual assets is becoming as important as understanding how it applies to the brick-and-mortar world.
The marketing power of social media mean corporate investment in building brands’ social presence is growing more than ever, but most organisations still don’t have a proper grasp of the scope and scale of the risks, according to new research.
The USPTO defines a hashtag as “a form of metadata comprised of a word or phrase prefixed with the symbol ‘#’” and states that a hashtag mark may be registerable, but only if it functions as an identifier of the source of the applicant’s goods or services.
The enterprises use of social media is double-edged sword, bringing both business opportunities and risks. The combination of personal and sensitive information along with the capability to mass broadcast to a wide audience, brings risks and threats. Social media encourages people to share their lives online and because the dialogue is uncensored and unfiltered; it is a great source for the legal team and law enforcement to search for evidence. The law views social media content as evidence in court cases and lawsuits, and that content is subject to the same laws against tampering as physical documents.
For the past several years, police and prosecutors across the country have been quietly using social media to track criminal networks. Their methods have become more sophisticated: by combining social media APIs, databases, and network analysis tools, police can keep tabs on gang activity. In New York’s Harlem neighborhood, at-risk teens are identified as members of gangs based on their affiliations and are monitored on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
In order to influence a customer, it is prudent to first become familiar with the components of customer behavior. There are both emotional and logical elements to client decisions –– and the impact of these elements changes over time.
Anthem Inc. (Anthem), the nation’s second-largest health insurer, revealed late on Wednesday, February 4 that it was the victim of a significant cyber attack.
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What’s trending in 2015 for wearables, virtual reality, consumer technology adoption? Find out (and more!) in GSW’s third report of their 4-part annual trends series: Digital Trends. With a unique perspective on behavioral trends at the cross section of digital + health, the report outlines the top eight trends expected to change the landscape in 2015.