Facebook Places Launch - EDiscovery Just Got More Interesting
Facebook Places Launched -- Will You "Check In" or Does It Share Too Much? - ABC News. OMG. Now, Facebook can track your every move, while you give out TMI to all your BFFs. I can see the litigators salivating now. The first question in every deposition will now be: "Do you have a Facebook Account?" And, the next question will be: "Do you have the Facebook Places location service turned on?" Of course, to use a person's wanderings in litigation, relevance and materiality objections will have to be navigated. However, in a discovery deposition, you may ask questions that solicit any answer that may lead to the discovery of relevant evidence. I have a modest proposal for you; tell your kids, and your significant other, and your clients, and anybody you know to politely decline Facebook's kind offer to track your location, and the location of all of your Facebook friends. It could get ugly out there.