Recent Social Media Cases, 2020 Social Media Update Part 3
A multi-part update series reviewing recent news, resources, and cases related to social media and the technical and legal challenges it creates in eDiscovery
by Matthew Verga, JD, Xact Data Discovery
In New Notifications, we reviewed updated social media usage statistics and other evidence of its growing evidentiary significance. In Growing Challenges, we reviewed three areas of growing or potential challenges and related news stories. In this Part, we discuss some recent social media cases.
Since we last revisited this topic, there have been a variety of new cases discussing issues related to social media in eDiscovery, including: discoverability, spoliation, ephemeral messaging, Slack sources, and others. Some of these cases were also discussed by XDD Managing Director of Consulting Services Liz Letak in an educational webinar last September and in an episode of XDD’s First Chair podcast last November.