Social Networks Could Create E-Discovery Headaches

Law360, New York (July 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With many companies beginning to embrace social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter as ways to hype their products, communicate with customers and share information among employees, a great deal of information that could one day be an important part of a lawsuit is floating around the Web in new and unfamiliar forms. Conducting e-discovery on data posted to a social network will present an array of challenges, experts said.

Many of the pertinent legal questions have yet to be addressed because the technology is still...
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