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Learn How to Gather Social Media Evidence That Holds Up in Court

Join Benjamin Wright for a free, one hour webinar on how to gather social media evidence that holds up in court.

Posted by Joe Gerard on January 11th, 2012

Social media has become a highly relevant source of evidence and it’s important that anyone carrying out investigations includes it as part of their standard evidence collection processes. In fact, it would be negligent to ignore it. Join Benjamin Wright, attorney and senior instructor at the SANS Institute, as he shares strategies for properly gathering usable social media evidence – a topic that has become important in almost every investigation undertaken today. The webinar, “Gather Social Media Evidence That Holds Up In Court,”  will take place on Thursday January 26th and will run from 2:00-3:00pm.

Gathering Social Media Evidence

Comments, tweets, check-ins, photos and other information found on social media sites are becoming common sources of evidence in investigations. However, in order to use your social media findings in court, you need to make sure you’ve accessed and collected the information in a lawful manner. With case law developing so rapidly in this area, attorneys, e-discovery consultants, investigators and HR professionals need to stay up-to-date on the use of social media evidence. By attending the webinar, you will learn:

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    How social media is used in modern investigations and lawsuits
  • Pitfalls in collecting social media evidence
  • Suggested techniques to help investigators stay out of trouble
  • Tips for evidence collection so it’s more likely to be accepted as evidence in court
  • Ideas on how to find the evidence you need

Social Media and Investigations

When properly gathered, social media evidence can be a valuable addition to an investigation, revealing the kind of information that, before now, would have been very difficult to prove. “I view social media on an acceleration ramp. It is going faster and faster… with more and more connections among these many different social media platforms,” says Wright. “These issues are not going away; they will just become a greater part of our day-to-day lives.”

With this in mind, you need to make sure you know how to properly gather social media evidence in an investigation. What better way to start then by attending our webinar?

To learn how to gather social media evidence that holds up in court, register for our webinar by clicking here.

Joe Gerard
Joe Gerard

CEO, i-Sight

Spend my days showing off the i-Sight investigative case management software and finding ways to help clients improve their investigations. Usually working with corporate security, HR & employee relations, compliance and legal teams.

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