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WebPreserver is one of the most important litigation support tools your firm will ever purchase. Why? Because life is recorded online, and a lion’s share of incriminating evidence ends up there. Hence its name, WebPreserver is designed to properly preserve it.
As of 2019, there are 3.84 Billion social media
users worldwide, including:
2.2 Billion Active Facebook Accounts
800 Million Active Instagram Accounts
330 Million Active Twitter Accounts
260 Million Active Linkedin Accounts
225 Million Active Snapchat Accounts
According to a 2017 survey by Robert Half Legal, 52% of lawyers have reported an increase over the past two years in lawsuits involving posts, images, and data found on social media.
According to the ILTA 2018 Litigation and Practice Support Survey, 90% of law firms conducted social media discovery that year, with a 46% increase in firms handling at least 20 matters per year involving social media evidence.
Demographics continue to fuel the meteoric rise of social media in litigation.
Simple Screenshots are Not Enough!
Screenshots and simple PDF files can be easily altered with readily available editing tools. Digital evidence requires proof of authenticity under the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) 901. Per FRE902, social media evidence is not self-authenticating. New additions to FRE902, sections 13 & 14, further strengthen the requirement for forensic preservation.
Social media evidence must pass the same barriers as other types of trial evidence: relevance, authentication, and Rule 403, among others.
When there is no dispute as to authenticity of ESI, 902(13) and (14) should help achieve the laudable goal of reducing the expense of litigation. Rather than present live testimony of a foundation witness, the proponent establishes authenticity under 902(13) and (14) by presenting a certification containing information that would be sufficient to establish authenticity if the information were provided by testimony at a hearing or trial.
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Solve Preservation Challenges
Recent and ongoing changes to social media platforms further complicate proper preservation of content, both in terms of complete data collection and privacy considerations.
Since 2018’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, collection has been difficult due to platforms like facebook limiting API availability.
Facebook is significantly limiting data available from Facebook’s Events, Groups, and Pages APIs plus Facebook Login, as well as Instagram accounts. Facebook is also shutting down search by email or user name and changing its account recovery system after discovering malicious actors were using these to scrape people’s data.
With recent technological changes to Facebook and Instagram, WebPreserver has become our preferred method for capturing those accounts.
Transperfect Legal Solutions
WebPreserver is a future-proof, automated social media and website forensic preservation solution that fully meets the standards of forensic electronic evidence, and solves the problems associated with API-based social collection methods.
Capture online evidence with one click
Preserve web pages and social media profiles you need using our single-click plug-in feature – they’ll immediately be preserved as forensically defensible evidence.
Auto-expand social media comments, replies
Our auto-expand feature, which automatically expands collapsed comment threads and long “read more” posts ensures all hidden content is captured; not just what would typically appear in your browser. This saves your team hours, and in some cases days of work.
Export in Searchable PDF
Traditional PDFs are static, and unable to be searched by keyword. Not so with the WebPreserver searchable PDF, which allows end-users to quickly locate content relevant to the case.
Export in Dynamic format
WebPreserver’s Professional and Enterprise editions grant end users the ability to export preservations in their browsable native formats, providing full context, high fidelity archives.
eDiscovery export files
WebPreserver offers various export file format options, including Searchable PDF, HTML, and WARC which enable end users to significantly streamline eDiscovery workflows.
LEGALLY ADMISSIBLE FOR EDISCOVERY
We collect metadata and HTML source code, and place a digital signature and timestamp on all preservations, creating sound, reliable evidence that complies with the E-Sign Act, Federal Rules of Evidence, and other regulations.
RESOLVE ANY CONCERNS OF SPOLIATION
All preservations are stored on your local hardware to protect your legal chain of custody and mitigate intellectual property issues. We don’t store your data remotely!
EFFORTLESS USER ADOPTION
WebPreserver streamlines the process of capturing and storing preservations for evidence. Preserve, store, organize, and export within the same user-friendly platform.
Our customers build the platform
"As a leader in American Legal Technology Services, we're always looking for ways to improve the quality and reduce the labor / cost of defensible evidence capture. For us, WebPreserver has been a lifesaver. We've successfully harvested websites and social media accounts for several government agencies, fortune 100 companies and some of the most prestigious law firms in the world at a lower cost than previously possible with competing technologies. We've also reduced the time to deliver these services to our clients dramatically. We've found working closely with the development and product design team returns quick, agile response with new features and workflows that make just about any capture project possible."
"With recent technological changes to Facebook and Instagram, WebPreserver has become our preferred method for capturing those accounts. The ability to auto expand comments, as well as the speed of capture have improved this service for our clients."
"WebPreserver’s ability to auto expand social media comments has been a game changer for us. This feature has allowed us to more quickly execute on client requests. Additionally, having the preservation capability delivered through a browser plugin means that we do not have to manage software installations in order to get updates and regularly released feature enhancements. WebPreserver is a welcome addition to our toolkit."
"I am very willing to provide WebPreserver with an excellent recommendation. We began using it last year and have been very pleased with ease of use and how well it works just like it states. On a side note the customer service has been excellent as well."
"The evidence WebPreserver captures is great and the fact that it packages up the evidence in WARC format which is criminal court compliant gives us and our clients confidence that it will stand up in court."
"We are able to collect social media data on multiple platforms with a single click, rather than manually taking screenshots, which used to take days to accomplish."
"WebPreserver is an easy-to-use browser-based tool that captures posts like incriminating Facebook admissions, credibility-destroying tweets, etc., and preserves them in evidentiary quality for use in prosecution, litigation, or administrative proceedings."
"Having the ability to preserve and authenticate online content is crucial for our business. WebPreserver has given us the ability to do this as well as offer convenient flexibility by allowing our team members to control the captures. With the use of the plugin there is no need to send a request, which means that when something is urgent we know we can start the preservation immediately."
Serving a global client base of Law Firms, Investigators, eDiscovery Firms, Law Enforcement Agencies, Insurance Providers, and the legal counsel of corporations, WebPreserver Software Inc. is a privately-held firm that is owned and managed by a successful team of software veterans. Our aim is to make eDiscovery easy and efficient by providing the highest standards of admissible legal evidence, technology and customer satisfaction.
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