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Social Media Brings E-Discovery Challenges

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December 9, 2011

The Montreal Gazette reports on how corporations are dealing with the "mammoth task of preserving potentially discoverable data that hundreds or even thousands of employees leave on social networks and send via text messages." One e-discovery experts says, "This is, to some extent, a wake-up call. A company that hasn't yet prepared itself for litigation will have a nasty shock, a very nasty shock, if it has these multiple repositories of information." In a whitepaper on the topic, the head of Litis Consulting says corporations must have "robust, written policies on social media, chat and cloud computing," the report states.
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