Canadian Court Decisions Involving Social Media and Discovery in Litigation
Information disseminated through social media platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn is of growing utility in litigation matters. Evidence obtained from social media accounts by way of discovery (preservation and production orders) has significantly strengthened the positions of litigating parties. This should come as no surprise, as individuals routinely "post" messages, thoughts, pictures and experiences on these platforms, leaving a wake of evidence in the process.
This article was reproduced with permission of the publisher from World Securities Law Report Vol. 13, No. 2, February 2013.