Thursday, March 28, 2013

Social Media Evidence in Criminal Proceedings: An Uncertain Frontier

By Justin P. Murphy and Adrian Fontecilla, Crowell & Moring’s Washington

Social media has evolved into a fundamental pillar of communication in today’s society, revolutionizing how the world does business, learns about and shares news, and instantly engages with friends and family. Not surprisingly, this exploding medium significantly impacts government investigations and criminal litigation because social media factors into the majority of cases in some respect.

Social media evidence can include photographs, status updates, people’s location at a certain time, and direct communications to a defendant’s social media accounts, among others.
Complete article on Bloomberg Law

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