The Importance of Establishing a Chain of Custody for Social Media Evidence

Are you establishing a chain of custody when collecting social media evidence? If not, your online investigations may not be defensible in court.

The law is clear that evidence collected on social media platforms is subject to the same duties to preserve as other types of electronically stored information. This means that if your law firm isn’t properly collecting social media evidence and establishing a chain of custody, it may not be admissible in court because you’re unable to properly authenticate it.

Also, if your law firm isn’t properly preserving social media evidence in a defensible manner, it could subject your law firm or your client to potential sanctions for spoliation of evidence. Are you absolutely sure that your law firm is collecting and preserving social media evidence with a chain of custody in a defensible manner?

If not, you need to work with SMI Aware. SMI Aware’s team of independent social media investigation experts make sure to create the proper chain of custody when collecting social media evidence every time. Their independently certified in-house analysts leverage best in-class technology when they are collecting and preserving your social media evidence for all of your cases. Best of all, SMI Aware’s team of certified in-house analysts are trained on the proper way to collect and preserve social media evidence in a manner that complies with the legal ethics rules, thus protecting your law firm and your clients.

If you want to make sure you’re properly collecting and preserving social media evidence the right way, every time, you owe it to yourself to work with SMI Aware. Contact us >today to learn how our certified in-house social media analysts can collect and preserve social media evidence for your law firm with the proper chain of custody that will be defensible in all of your cases.

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