How to Obtain Social Media Data for Defending Lawsuits

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Corporate Counsel
January 29, 2015

Obtaining social media user content under most circumstances is extremely difficult unless you use the correct strategy. Often this will include relying on traditional discovery requests such as interrogatories, requests to produce and requests to admit. However, simply sending discovery requests without a basic understanding of the information available is a fool’s errand. It is pivotal that a practitioner who wants to conduct formal discovery of social media user content understand how each site stores and communicates its data. Armed with information, the informed attorney may well reap huge rewards when engaging in digital discovery.