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The Internet is providing attorneys with valuable information about individuals in many types of cases, including, but not limited to, the areas of employment, family, criminal and personal injury law. In fact, evidence obtained from public online sources of information is often the deciding factor that can make or break a case. It makes perfect sense that many attorneys and their clients have turned to social media data collection companies to outsource this task. However, careful consideration of the purpose of the search and the law must be made before using a social media data collection company.

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