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The GDPR and Social Media

By Gayle O’Connor – GDPR is a big buzzword these days as the implementation date of May 25, 2018 draws closer.  But what exactly is the GDPR and what impact, if any, will it have on the collection and authentication of social media data? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation promulgated by the European […]

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Why Do Some Instagram Posts Show up in Hashtag Searches, but Others Don’t?

By Andy Adkins, CIO, Social Evidence – There may be several reasons for this, but here’s a couple of things to consider: Privacy Settings: If an Instagram account is set to “Private” (done by the Instagram account holder), then only that person’s “followers” can see their Instagram Posts. This was a change Instagram made in […]

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Clients Lie

By Andy Adkins – One of my past favorite TV shows was House. In many episodes, I heard House say, “Everybody Lies.”                                                                     […]

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Find the Right Person on Social Media
An eDiscovery Industry White Paper

By Andy Adkins, CIO, Social Evidence – Social media has become a “whole ‘nother” culture in itself, with its own language, its own relationships, and its own world. No matter what studies you read, the numbers are all about the same: according to Statista, “in 2017, 81% of U.S. Americans had a social media profile, representing a […]

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Social Evidence Blog Has Been Nominated for The Expert Institute’s 3rd Annual Best Legal Blog Contest

By Gayle O’Connor – From a field of thousands of potential nominees, Social Evidence Blog has received enough nominations to join the one of the largest competitions for legal blog writing online today. Now that the blogs have been nominated and placed into their respective categories, it is up to the readers to select the […]

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Department of Homeland Security, Immigrants, Social Media and Other Things that go Bump in the Night

By Andy Adkins – It was recently reported (see below) beginning October 18 (the same day President Trump’s new travel ban begins), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would begin collecting social media data from all immigrants entering the U.S., part of what DHS officials call “an effort to more effectively screen those coming to the […]

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“IF EVERYBODY’S DOING IT, THERE’S A LOT OF GUYS DOING IT” (Tom Cruise in The Color of Money) or A Little History of the Internet

By Gayle O’Connor – As a recovering law librarian, I remember being an early adopter of the Internet over 25 years ago. I recall sitting in my office using DOS commands on a black screen with blinking letters pushing me onto my next command. Thanks to Al Gore for inventing the Internet, right? LOL. I […]

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6 Tips For Avoiding Malpractice When Dealing With Social Media

By Gayle O’Connor – This is a true story of a CLE Seminar panelist discussing social media as evidence. Near the end of the session, during the question and answer phase, a woman in the audience raises her hand and states, “So, I wasn’t supposed to tell my client to delete his incriminating Facebook postings?” […]

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An Amazing Facebook Time Saving Search Tool Tip – A Must Read & Be Sure to Share!

By Andy Adkins – Imagine if you will…in a galaxy far, far away. Somewhere you remember seeing a post on your Facebook timeline…and, you think you remember the year…but, you don’t want to take the time to scroll down through all those years looking for that one particular post. Now, imagine this…if you could go […]

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Humor and Social Media at SCOTUS

By Gayle O’Connor – On March 03, 2017, oral arguments began before the US Supreme Court in the case of Packingham v. North Carolina. This case concerns the issue surrounding the denial to Mr. Packingham of online access to social media sites by the state of North Carolina.  Most people would think a case challenging a […]

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