Webinar on the Primer on Social Media, Second Edition


August 8, 2018
Webinar, Online
1 pm Eastern, 90 minutes

Webinar on
The Sedona Conference
Primer on Social Media, Second Edition
Primer Cover

The discovery of ESI from social media sources presents a series of complex and ever-evolving challenges for requesting parties, responding parties, and the courts, starting with fundamental relevance and proportionality questions, and moving on to tensions with privacy and data protection rules; unique “possession, custody, or control” factors; logistical problems with preservation, collection, and review; admissibility issues; and professional responsibility concerns.

We have scheduled a webinar on the public comment version of the Primer on Social Media, Second Edition, for Wednesday, August 8, at 1 pm EDT.

Working Group 1 of The Sedona Conference first published its Primer on Social Media in December 2012 – more than five years ago. Since then, there has been a proliferation of new messaging technologies and business applications, in addition to major evolutions in the “traditional” social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. There has also been major evolution in the law addressing social media and in the rules of discovery, evidence, and professional responsibility, as social media has become a significant counterweight to so-called “asymmetrical discovery.”

The Sedona Conference launches the publication of the public comment version of the Primer on Social Media, Second Edition, with a 90-minute webinar during which members of the editorial team will discuss the significant developments in social media discovery, focusing on, inter alia:

  • Relevance and proportionality in social media discovery
  • Evolving concepts of “possession, custody, or control” under Fed. R. Civ. P. 34
  • Preservation obligations and practical advice
  • Guidance on the impact of the Stored Communications Act (SCA) in discovery
  • Cross-border access and discoverability issues
  • Ethical obligations, including technical competence and social media interactions with clients and non-clients
  • Authentication and admissibility under the Rules of Evidence

Please join us for this enlightening 90-minute discussion of the new Primer on Social Media, which you may download here.

CLE credit: The Sedona Conference does not apply for CLE accreditation for webinars, but registrants may submit documentation to their respective state CLE office for potential credit.

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Andrea D’Ambra,
Norton Rose Fulbright
US LLP, New York, NY

Gareth Evans,
Gibson Dunn, Irvine, CA

Michelle Galloway,
Cooley, Los Altos, CA

Alan Geolot,
Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, DC

Julie Lewis,
Digital Mountain, Inc.,
Santa Clara, CA

Hon. Kristen L. Mix,
U.S. Magistrate Judge, D. Colo.,
Denver, CO

Amy Sellars,
Walmart, Bentonville, AR



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