Author: Attorney Melinda H. South
Remember in grade school (or later) passing notes in class? Remember the feeling when someone was caught and the teacher threatened to read the note to the entire class? Would you be ok with the information from your social networking site being produced in discovery in a criminal or civil case? Social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook are a potential source of electronic discovery also known as E-discovery.
E-discovery refers to any process in which electronic data (such as text, pictures, videos or documents posted to online social networking web sites) is sought with the intent of using it as evidence in a civil or criminal case. E-discovery is an…