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 …

“IF YOU AINT BLASTIN, YOU AINT LASTIN!!!!”: How to Authenticate Incriminating Social Media Evidence

In our recent social media ethics webinar with John Browning of Lewis, Brisbois, (recording and slides available here) we noted the significant number of recent criminal matters involving key social …

674 Published Cases Involving Social Media Evidence

Many in the legal and eDiscovery field cite the very illuminating research from the Duke Law Journal published in the spring 2011, which, based upon their search of the case law, …

Key Facebook Metadata Fields Lawyers and eDiscovery Professionals Need to be Aware of

Thank you to all for the response and excellent feedback on our previous post outlining key Twitter metadata fields. As promised, here are some key metadata fields for each Facebook …

Key Twitter Metadata Fields Lawyers and eDiscovery Professionals Need to Be Aware of

As discussed in our previous post, authentication of social media evidence can present significant challenges when you collect by screen shots, printouts or raw html feeds from an archive tool. This …

Facebook Evidence Disallowed By Court Due to Lack of “Identifying Characteristics”

There has been a lot of discussion on the recent case of State of Connecticut vs. Eleck, 2011 WL 3278663 (Conn.App. 2011), which highlights the importance of employing best practices technology to …

Authentication of Social Media Evidence

With over 800 million Facebook users and 200 million people with Twitter accounts, evidence from social media sites can be relevant to just about every litigation dispute and investigation matter. …

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