Live Social Media Evidence Capture from Today’s Vegas Strip Shooting

Unfortunately, a tragic event transpired this morning in Las Vegas leaving three people dead and at least three others injured after a shooting and fiery six-vehicle crash along the Strip. …

Social Media Discovery Hotter Than Predictive Coding?

It was a great show last week at LegalTech New York. Definitely an increase in the number and quality of attendees and it was nice to see many friends and …

Social Media Geolocation Provides Critical Evidence – Including Admissible Hearsay

Nearly all new mobile devices not only feature geo-location but set its activation by default. Many of the most popular mobile apps are built around the premise of geo-location to …

“Act Reasonably” — Two Court-Issued Checklists Outlining Defensible, Targeted ESI Collection

Recently two separate and prominent courts — the federal court for the Northern District of California and the Delaware Court of Chancery (which is the primary court of equity for …

Analysis of The Sedona Conference’s Publication on Social Media

The Sedona Conference® has published for public comment a key document: The Sedona Conference® Primer on Social Media. Sedona is a highly influential organization so this is an important development …

Round up of Recent Social Media Evidence News and Resources

For this week’s entry, we have a rundown of recent developments in the world of social media evidence from some reputable sources. KL Gates Social Media Analysis. To start off, …

Plaintiff Claims Physical Injuries Made Worse by Cold Weather, Then Goes Snow Skiing

Earlier this month a New York Appellate court ordered the complete disclosure of a personal injury Plaintiff’s Facebook account.  In Richards v Hertz Corp., 2012 WL 5503841 —N.Y. Supp. 2d—, …

5 Case Studies of Social Media Evidence in Criminal Investigations

Law enforcement agencies across the nation are using social media to identify, detect and solve crimes. According to a recent survey by LexisNexis Risk Solutions of more than 1,200 law …

The Challenge of Defensible Deletion of Distributed Legacy Data

According to industry studies, it is common for companies to preserve over 250,000 pages and manually review over 1,000 pages for every page produced in discovery. However, when companies cull …

National White Collar Crime Center Launches Certified Training for X1 Social Discovery

This past month, the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), an internationally recognized leader in education and support in the prevention and prosecution of high-tech crime, announced a strategic partnership …

Social Media Case Law Update

This past July, as part of our ongoing effort to monitor legal developments concerning social media evidence, we searched online legal databases of state and federal court decisions across the …

Police Embrace Social Media as Crime-Fighting Tool (CNN Article)

Recently, CNN published an article illustrating how law enforcement agencies are using social media to help solve their cases.  CNN reporter Heather Kelly, states, “leveraging Facebook is just one of many …

No Legal Duty or Business Reason to Boil the Ocean for eDiscovery Preservation

As an addendum to my previous blog post on the unique eDiscovery and search burdens associated with the de-centralized enterprise, one tactic I have seen attempted by some CIOs to …

The Global De-Centralized Enterprise: An Un-Met eDiscovery Challenge

Enterprises with data situated within a multitude of segmented networks across North America and the rest of the world face unique challenges for eDiscovery and compliance-related investigation requirements. In particular, …

Mid-Year Report: Legal Cases Involving Social Media Rapidly Increasing

As part of our ongoing effort to monitor legal developments concerning social media evidence, we again searched online legal databases of state and federal court decisions across the United States …

Authenticating Internet Web Pages as Evidence: a New Approach

By John Patzakis and Brent Botta In recent posts, we have addressed the issue of evidentiary authentication of social media data. (See previous entries here and here). General Internet site …

Case Study: The Importance of Integrated Social Media and Website Crawling Collection

One of the benefits of the very strong market adoption of our X1 Social Discovery software is that we receive a significant amount of invaluable and excellent customer feedback from …