While many people think that a person’s social media posts, photos and conversations are protected as private information, especially if the user has “private” settings, courts have thus far denied this privilege. In one case in Virginia, an attorney advised his client to delete incriminating photos from his Facebook and later deactivate the account. This spoliation led to fines for both the client and the attorney – and may have ended the attorney’s career.

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