E-Discovery and Social Media: Latest Litigation Challenges

Preserving and Collecting Tweets, Facebook Postings, LinkedIn Updates and Other Content

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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Course Materials

This CLE course will prepare counsel to meet the challenges involved in preserving and collecting social media data. The panel will discuss evolving case law developments and offer best practices for preserving ESI associated with social networking.


Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media sites in business communications pose unique e-discovery challenges. Most companies don't have the same level of control over social networking that they have over company email, so they aren't able to manage that data with internal document retention policies.

Companies that use social media for communication and marketing have a duty to preserve the data for actual or anticipated suits. While technology for capturing and preserving dynamic web pages is available, counsel to companies must understand how to leverage this technology.

Case law on the use of social media information in litigation continues to evolve and there is little guidance from the courts on the duty of preservation.

Listen as our authoritative panel of litigators and e-discovery specialists analyzes the interplay between social media and e-discovery and approaches for preserving and collecting data generated by social media sites.



  1. Challenges in preserving and collecting data from social media sites
  2. Evolving ESI case law developments involving social media information
  3. Best practices for preserving and collecting social networking data within or outside the company's control


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • How is case law developing on the use of social media based information as evidence and in discovery?
  • What policies and processes should counsel advise clients to follow in monitoring and preserving social media data that could potentially be evidence?
  • How does counsel manage e-discovery when the content is not owned or controlled by the client business?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Anthony J. Diana
Anthony J. Diana

Mayer Brown

Mr. Diana focuses his practice on commercial litigation, electronic discovery, internal and regulatory investigations...  |  Read More

Daniel L. Regard
Daniel L. Regard

Managing Director
iDiscovery Solutions

Mr. Regard is a nationally recognized electronic evidence and case management expert with 20 years experience in...  |  Read More

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