The popularity of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter makes them instrumental when it comes to eDiscovery. However, the sheer mass of data that can be collected from user profiles may cause attorneys to avoid investigating social media posts. Any evidence gathered must be relevant to the case in order for judges to allow…

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There are three main reasons why in-house litigation support can’t always cut the mustard: cost, technological capability and risk level. Although e-discovery has come a long way since Zubulake and Morgan Stanley, it takes a sophisticated litigation support team to keep up with this rapidly changing field. For most companies, that means bringing in an outside…

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As 2013 draws to a close, it’s a good idea to take a look back at some of the major trends in social media law over the past 12 months and use them as a possible predictor for what 2014 may hold in store. 1. Precedent-Setting Cases Continue  Since social media is relatively new—Facebook just…

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When taking a hard look at policies for information governance, corporations need to follow a certain set of metrics for the most comprehensive approach toward Big Data management. This includes not just last month’s transactions but also today’s emails, last year’s social media posts and even a strategy for the files sunk fathoms into deep…

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