Legal Toolkit

Social Media E-Discovery: Keeping On and Keeping Up

Social media data presents significant challenges for lawyers when it comes to issues of investigation, preservation and discovery. Nonsense words, arcane acronyms and unexpected abbreviations are just some of the things that attorneys need to look for in order to effectively discover evidence via social media. In this edition of The Legal Toolkit, your host, Jared Correia, invites Trent Livingston to discuss the challenges of sourcing social media evidence, the differences between public data, private data, metadata, and more.

Trent Livingston is a director with Intelligent Discovery Solutions, Inc., and advises law firms and corporations surrounding the implementation and use of e-discovery, web and cloud-based technology. He is an adjunct professor for Golden Gate University, where he teaches complex data discovery. He is also the owner and founder of Geekly Group, LLC, a web technology consortium. You can check out his blog at www.TrentLivingston.com.