Snitches Get Stitches: The Rise of Evidentiary Social Media and Government's Response

| July 26 2017

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You’ve probably heard this phrase before and associate it with witness intimidation, a tactic used to prevent witnesses from coming forward about a crime. The threat of physical violence has often been strong enough to hinder people from testifying in murder trials and the like. With the move to a highly digital world, what does this phrase mean when social media gets involved?

In the age of social media, we’ve expanded from the classic, mafia-style intimidation tactics. Instead of showing up at your door or destroying a piece of property, criminals have an entirely new playing field. Now, it’s much easier to remain anonymous by using fake names, and as a result, this type of intimidation isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

These new methods of harassment have one major advantage: if archived correctly, they can be admitted as evidence in a court of law. Of course, this requires a legally defensible method of capture, not just screenshots or .TXT files of the page in question. 

How can government organizations effectively respond to and collect this evidence?

We’re bringing together a panel of experts including government services giant PAE, a former United States Assistant Attorney and the Hanzo eDiscovery team, for a candid discussion on the rise of evidentiary social media collection for government. In this free webinar, we’ll discuss achieving peak defensibility, along with key protections and precautions that every government agent should know. Plus, we’ll address the bottom line: operating cost-effectively in situations with uncertain budgets.

As technology continues to advance, social media will only become increasingly relevant in the justice system. Don’t find yourself playing catch up - stay ahead of the curve by putting the proper collection methods into place now. You won’t want to miss this expert discussion on how to get started, stay effective and adapt over time as social media collection becomes an essential part of litigation.  

Register here to join us on Tuesday, August 5 at 1pm ET for Snitches Get Stitches: The Rise of Evidentiary Social Media and Government's Response. Can't make it to the live webinar? Register anyway to receive a copy of the recording. 

 

 

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