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Past Event
13 March 2014
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CST


  • Laura R. Hammargren
    T +1 312 701 8146
  • William Michael Jr.
    T +1 312 701 7653

Social Media in Internal Investigations: Privacy, Ethics, and Litigation Concerns

Hosting organization: Organization for Legal Professionals


When conducting an internal investigation, social media sites offer much allure for the quick gathering of candid information. However, inside and outside counsel conducting internal investigations should curb their impulse to freely access and use social media accounts. Although the business world and legal profession are still catching up with recent technology, change is quickly being promulgated in the form of cases, statutes, professional rules and website policies that limit such access and may impact the use of such information in any later litigation.

What you will learn:

  • How cases and statutes have curbed potential access to social media information
  • What ethical rules guide how such information can be accessed
  • The extent to which social media information might be discoverable/admissible
  • Best practices to use when using different social media platforms in an investigation
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