Social media is dynamic, interactive and informal. These distinctive characteristics create challenges in eDiscovery from identification through production. Our social media discovery panel at the Masters Conference Chicago was a lively discussion on overcoming these challenges.
Watch the recorded panel “Social Media, Multi-media and Other Things You May Have Overlooked.” Brian McClure, Regional Director at QDiscovery moderates. Panelists include Colleen Kenney, Partner at Sidley Austin, Grant Watson, eDiscovery and Litigation Support Manager at Smith Amundsen, Charles Krugel of Charles Krugel Law and Helen Geib, General Counsel at QDiscovery.
A document is “anything on which information of any kind is recorded.” That used to mean paper, then electronic documents – emails, Word files and the like – which were recognizable as documents. Now we have messages exchanged via WhatsApp, Snap, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and others. We create data which does not have any obvious text – photographs, videos, audio files – and send that to each other. Our devices may track our every move and some apps, and websites store that data. Beyond that we have data being created about us by others or by semi-autonomous machines; some of that sits in our homes and offices; some is captured by CCTV or telephone recordings. The panelists discuss how these data types impact discovery and how to deal with them on your next project.
For more on social media discovery, check out these articles from panelist Helen Geib:
This post is for general informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended as legal advice or to substitute for legal counsel, and does not create an attorney-client privilege.