As social media inundates our daily lives, discovery requests seeking social media ESI grow increasingly common in civil litigation. However, because the technology is still relatively new, parties and courts are often confused or apprehensive about the discoverability of this data. Luckily, the application of traditional discovery principles clears this fog, revealing a fundamental truth: Discovery requests targeting social media data do not require a heightened justification or showing.
The Purpose of Social Media is to Be Social
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