Social Media A Big Headache For More GCs

Law360, New York (April 15, 2014, 12:05 AM EDT) -- Social media has become a headache for more general counsel, with one in five companies saying they had to preserve data from an employee's social media account in 2013.  

In the 10th annual Norton Rose Fulbright Annual Litigation Trends Survey, 20 percent of respondents said their company had to collect data from an employee’s social media account in 2013 in response to either a dispute or investigation.

In 2012 and 2011, those numbers were 19 percent and 16 percent, respectively, signaling an increasing use of social media data in litigation that corresponds with the rise in these technologies and the...

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