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Mike Webber, BitSec’s Senior VP of Technology, spoke yesterday at the monthly meeting of the Boston Chapter of Women in E-Discovery.  He discussed the role of Social Media in litigation and electronic discovery.

According to Webber, “Social Media cannot be ignored in litigation.  Just as teletypes were to written letters – faxes were to teletypes – and email was to faxes, Social media is just the latest evolution in communication mediums.    It’s another form of electronically stored information (ESI) and is not immune from discovery.   60% of Americans have at least one social media profile; 40% of all smartphone users check their social media accounts at least once a day; and 55+ is the fastest growing age group in Social Media.  It should be no surprise that social media content is finding its way into the courtroom more and more often.  Just as email requests have become routine, so to will requests for social media content.”

BitSec offers a full range of defensible social media discovery services, including identifying use of social media, collection, culling and filtering, and production.  BitSec has flat rated collection to make it easier to predict costs. For a copy of the presentation or to discuss BitSec’s social media discovery services, contact info(at)bitsecforensics.com or call (877)-272-1417.

About WiE: Women in e-Discovery (WiE) is a pioneering organization that primarily provides educational opportunities regarding technology in the legal industry to its members. The organization offers networking and leadership avenues, promotes personal and professional growth of women, and donates mentoring and charitable contributions to its communities. WiE incorporates a broad network of women volunteers who uplift and support each other and work together to recognize and honor each other’s achievements as women. WiE is comprised of professionals within the legal industry including attorneys, litigation support professionals, paralegals, legal IT staff, court reporters, consultants, recruiters and vendors.

About BitSec: Founded in 2005, BitSec Global Forensics™ is a worldwide leader in digital forensics, electronic discovery, data breach investigations, and training.  BitSec’s founders and consultants, many of whom maintain active national security clearances, include former information security experts and computer forensic specialists for the United States Government, as well as local and state law enforcement, academia, and leaders in the field of computer forensics.  In addition to offering professional services, BitSec develops discreet and confidential, mission specific, information security and forensic training.  BitSec’s cybersecurity y curriculum is used to train international, federal and state investigative agencies, as well as major corporate Fortune 500 companies.

 

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