Social Media--Evidence Collection and Official Investigations

(Running length:  1h 30m)


Social networks like Facebook and Twitter are today the focus of many official investigations.   The networks are bursting with evidence relevant to disputes, lawsuits, tax audits, regulatory compliance and many other inquiries.  But intrusive investigations into these networks raise practical, privacy and confidentiality issues.  In this webinar you will learn the details of and lessons from numerous recent cases, from such diverse topic areas as divorces, police investigations, and employment disputes.  You will learn the risks than any kind of investigator faces in social media, as well as methods to manage that risk.

Major topics in this webinar include:

  • How social media is used in modern investigations and lawsuits, including

- inspections of regulated companies by government authorities; and
- efforts by regulated entities to monitor compliance by employees and suppliers

  • Pitfalls in collecting social media evidence
  • Tips for evidence collection so it’s more likely to be accepted and believed as evidence in court or in other official proceedings
  • Suggested techniques to help investigators stay out of legal and ethical trouble
  • Ideas on how to find the evidence you need

Who will benefit:

  • HR professionals
  • Legal Assistants
  • Private Investigators
  • Lawyers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Auditors
  • Regulatory Officials
  • Law Enforcement
  • School Disciplinary Officials
  • Forensics Experts
  • Risk Managers

Presenter--Benjamin Wright

Benjamin Wright is the author of several technology law books, including Business Law and Computer Security, published by the SANS Institute. With 25 years in private law practice, he has advised many organizations, large and small, private sector and public sector, on privacy, computer security, e-mail discovery and records management and been quoted in publications around the globe, from the Wall Street Journal to the Sydney Morning Herald. He teaches the law of data security and investigations at the SANS Institute, premier educator for IT professionals. Wright maintains a matrix of popular blogs accessible at Wright graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1984. Russian banking authorities recently tapped him for advice on the law of technology and electronic payments.

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