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LEGAL DANGERS OF SOCIAL NETWORKING

Check out Faye Cohen’s post to her blog Toughlawyerlady!

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Social networking has become so pervasive in our society that it is not going to disappear, at least anytime soon. However, aside from the issues which normally are raised, such as people revealing too much about their lives, whereabouts, plans, and opinions, there are serious legal implications and risks involved in posting information online, and many people are not aware that the information they post, or even information they don’t post, but can be tracked back to an electronic device they are using, can be used against them in court or in another official proceeding.

Anything a client tells an attorney is generally protected by attorney-client confidentiality, and an attorney cannot be compelled to release that information in an adverse manner about a client in a court. However, any information that client divulges to others, in telephone calls, in online conversations, or in postings on social media websites, lacks that…

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