e-Discovery Blog

“Cleaning-Up” Social Media Evidence

At the end of January this year, the Professional Ethics Committee of the Florida Bar issued a Proposed Advisory Opinion (14-1), in which they stated “a lawyer may advise the client pre-litigation to remove information from a social media page, regardless of its relevance to a reasonably [...]

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5 Chrome Apps for Lawyers

Interesting article about eDiscovery and other digital tools for Lawyers in Investintech: "While it’s true that highly niched professionals like lawyers require a specific set of tools, sometimes something as simple as a Chrome add-on can be just as (or dare we say, even more?) powerful. If [...]

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Twitter Direct Messages Controversy

New Twitter feature opening the Floodgates for Unwanted Communications In the last 24 hours, Twitter have rolled out a potentially controversial new feature to its 288 million users amidst a rough few months of criticism in light of controversies such as the #gamergate phenomenon and Twitter [...]

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Twitter Troll Update: Anti-abuse filters

#Twitter Troll Update as the company roll out a series of Anti-abuse filters The latest updates from Twitter, in contrast with yesterday's upgrade facilitating unauthorised contact via direct messages, is another stance against trolls and abusive Tweeting. Just as doxxing, swatting, harassment [...]

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Social Media Evidence v Privacy Limitations

Nucci v. Target Corp [2015]  If a photograph is worth a thousand words, there is no better portrayal of what an individual’s life was like than those photographs the individual has chosen to share through social media before the occurrence of an accident causing injury. Such photographs are [...]

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Collection of Legally Admissible Content

New article about WebPreserver was posted on Legaltech News: WebPreserver Allows for Collection of Legally Admissible Content From Social Media With the growth of social media, lawyers and legal departments find they need to collect relevant evidence from social media and Web pages so they can [...]

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Cybercrime Update: Ransomware

“The era of web blackmailing, racket and chantage is about to start.” 2015 began with another incident of what seems to be a new emerging threat in cybercrime which may overtake defacements and DDoD attacks– the use of hacking for extortion with the introduction of a more vigilant form [...]

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Authenticating ESI – Rule 901a

Lorraine v Markel American Insurance Company [2007] This landmark 2007 decision by leading eDiscovery juror, Justice Paul Grimm, discussed in great depth the admissibility and methods of authentication of ESI (Electronically Stored Information) and the standards and elements of the US Federal [...]

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In-court Testimony v. Online Evidence

People v. Franco [2009] In this instance of vehicular manslaughter, MySpace and Facebook posts were used to contradict in-court testimony; highlighting the increasing due regard, weight and importance given to authentic social media content in the courts. The jury convicted the defendant of [...]

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