Ethical Limitations on Informal Discovery of Social Media Information

In today's communications environment, huge amounts of information is available via social media exchanges. Such information can be critical in litigation (and government investigations). Retrieval of such information via conventional discovery methods, however, can be cumbersome. As a result, lawyers increasingly seek to discover such information informally. Several essential ethics rules, however, limit efforts to obtain such information informally. This article discusses such limitations, and the lingering ethical questions surrounding such practices.

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