The SMI Export: Preserve Social Media & Website Evidence

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The Case for Working with SMI: Part Four

SMI has partnered with Ethan Wall of Social Media Law & Order to produce a series of informational videos discussing the importance of social media evidence for legal professionals. In the fourth video of the series, Ethan discusses how the SMI’s in-house analysts use our Export product to preserve social media and website evidence.

How do you preserve your opposing party’s social media evidence?

As a legal professional, you can’t afford to have social media evidence ruled inadmissible because you used outdated preservation practices. Can you be certain that a judge will allow something which can be easily altered, like a screenshot, entered into evidence? What happens if the opposing party challenges the authenticity of your evidence? Using SMI’s Export, legal professionals can be confident that the crucial social media evidence has been preserved in a defensible manner.

  • SMI’s proprietary software captures more than just screenshots; it archives the HTML and metadata from the website or social media profile.
  • All data is stored on SMI’s secure servers. In the event that the authenticity of evidence is called into question, our analysts can regenerate the evidence using this source code.
  • SMI’s Export delivers a (CTRL-F) searchable PDF which can be uploaded into many popular eDiscovery and case management platforms.

How could you utilize SMI’s Export in your law practice?

SMI’s Export is the most defensible form of preservation for social media and website evidence. What uses could you find for the Export? Have you ever had crucial evidence thrown-out because it didn’t meet the court’s standard for preservation? Want more information about SMI’s social media investigation or preservation products? Please contact us or call (888) 299-9921 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you.