A recently published patent application filed by Twitter provides a possible glimpse into the future of social media and selfies—and it’s a future arriving on the wings of that poster child of modern technology, the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone.
Despite its relationship to new technologies, electronic evidence, including social media evidence, is actually treated the same as traditional forms of evidence in terms of admissibility. You can’t get it in without proper authentication. Here’s how it’s done with social media posts.
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While courts generally hold that normal discovery rules apply to social media discovery, at least one judge has identified—and railed against—emerging trends in such cases that impose additional hurdles for litigants seeking discovery of social media information.
How do you download your Twitter archive? That question has come up a lot recently. It is really fast and simple.
The severe sanctions imposed in these cases demonstrate the importance of understanding the implications of social media posts (and their removal) when a business faces, or reasonably anticipates, litigation.
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.