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Web 2.0 Collides with E-Discovery

June 3, 2008

Web 2.0 Collides with E-Discovery

Law Technology News, May 30, 2008

This article, written by Surety advisory board member Dan Regard and attorney Tom Matzen, details Web 2.0 issues that attorneys and IT professionals must now think about during discovery. From MySpace and Facebook pages to blogs, wikis and video sites, the Internet now has millions of places to post content that could be important to a lawsuit.

“Web 2.0 features invent and multiply new locations where data is created, the way it creates value, the means in which it is transferred, and the number of ways that information can be logged and referenced,” note the authors.

Many of the features of Web 2.0 are still new to users and the legal issues concerning them have yet to be resolved but it’s become clear that both attorneys and IT professionals need to stay on top of their game to keep up with the latest in e-discovery.

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