New York Appellate Court Allows “Data Mining” of Social Media accounts for Relevant Information

The New York Appellate Division allowed discovery into the non-public information of the social media accounts of a former professional basketball player relevant to his personal injury claims arising out …

Dark Web Evidence Critical to all Cyber Investigations and Many eDiscovery matters

The dark web is a component of the World Wide Web that is only accessible through special software or configurations, allowing users and website operators to remain anonymous or untraceable. …

A Rule 902(14) Process of Digital Authentication of Social Media Evidence Explained (Technical Overview with Provided Resources)

Federal Rule of Evidence 902(14) is now in effect and is already significantly impacting computer forensics and eDiscovery collection practices. Baker & McKenzie, the world’s largest law firm, recently weighed …

Practice Tool: Sample FRE 902(14) Certification to Authenticate Social Media Evidence

Update: Law Firm Baker Hostetler has posted a good 902(14) model certification as well. As part of our continuing coverage of Federal Rule of Evidence 902(14), which goes into effect …

Federal Rule of Evidence 902(14) Will Especially Impact Social Media Evidence Preservation

On December 1, 2017, Federal Rule of Evidence 902(14) will go into effect, with a significant expected impact on social media evidence collection processes. To review, FRE 902(14) is a …

Canadian Court Admonishes Police for Submitting Facebook Screenshots as Evidence

In a terrorism case before the Supreme Court of British Columbia, a defendant currently faces charges for allegedly supporting and conspiring with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (“ISIS”). …

ILTA eDiscovery Survey Reflects Increased Social Media Discovery

The International Legal Technology Association recently published a very informative and comprehensive law firm eDiscovery practice survey “2016 Litigation and Practice Support Technology Survey.” ILTA received responses from 204 different …

New Federal Rule of Evidence to Directly Impact Computer Forensics and eDiscovery Preservation Best Practices

At X1, an essential component of our mission is to develop and support exceptional technology for collecting electronic evidence to meet eDiscovery, investigative and compliance requirements. It is also our …

LTN: Social Media Evidence Even More Important than email and “Every Litigator” Needs to Address It

Brent Burney, a top eDiscovery tech writer of Legaltech News, recently penned a detailed product review of X1 Social Discovery after his extensive testing of the software. (Social Media: A …

Hundreds of Thousands of Legal Cases Estimated to Address Social Media in 2016

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 …

Key Social Media Evidence Missed, Court Finds “No Justification” for Defense Counsel’s Failure to Perform Adequate Pre-Trial Social Media Investigation

Last week the US District Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, affirmed a trial court’s ruling denying a motion for new trial based in part on newly discovered (post trial) social …

Court Bars Key Facebook Evidence in form of Screenshots for Lack of Authentication

Last week, the Louisiana appellate court, 4th Circuit, issued a written opinion in a felony criminal case disallowing key social media evidence due to a lack of authenticity. (State of …

Leveraging Analytics for Social Media Investigations

Professional digital investigations often involve hundreds of thousands of items of disparate information. Many of our X1 Social Discovery customers report collecting and searching through over a million social media …

SEARCH REVEALS HUNDREDS OF IMPROPER JUROR SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS PER DAY (PART 2)

In response to our post two weeks ago identifying widespread social media abuse by jurors that could quite possibly lead to mistrials, a frightened prosecutor and others have inquired about …

Search Reveals Hundreds of Improper Juror Social Media Posts Per Day

The Federal Judicial Center (“FJC”) recently published a report surveying 952 federal district court judges to identify the scope of jurors’ improper use of social media during trial and how …

New FRCP Rule 37(e) Calls Out Importance of Social Media Evidence

By John Patzakis A new version of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) goes into effect December 1, 2015, barring an unexpected act of Congress to amend or rescind the …

Gibson Dunn Report: Number of Cases Involving Social Media Evidence “Skyrocket”

By John Patzakis Global law firm Gibson Dunn has released their esteemed 2015 Mid-Year eDiscovery and Information Law Update. In a section dedicated to social media, the Gibson Dunn update reports that …