One year since we last covered it, social media continues to grow in prominence in eDiscovery and to present technical and legal challenges to practitioners
As a review of almost any day’s news will demonstrate, social media is currently an influential, indispensable part of American life – for better or for worse. Our overall usage and our generation of new materials on these platforms both continue to grow each year:
And, as social media has been working its way ever deeper into our relationships, our professional activities, and our culture as a whole, its impact on discovery has been growing as well. As we noted when we reviewed this topic last year:
When we reviewed this topic last year, the most recent data then available showed that 77% of responding law firms had handled cases involving the collection and processing of social media data in the prior year. Today, that number is up to 84% – an increase of 9%. Moreover, 28% of responding law firms now indicate dealing with social media in 11 or more matters in the prior year – a 59% increase from the year before.
Unfortunately, the nature, diversity, and volume of social media data continue to present a variety of technical and legal challenges for practitioners. So, we are revisiting this topic – one of our most popular of last year – updated with new usage data, new revelations about available ESI, new rule amendments and cases, and more. As it did last year, the program will cover:
Please join me on Wednesday, July 25th, at 1:00 PM EDT for this program, by clicking here to reserve your free seat now.
We look forward to seeing you on the webinar.