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SANS will host a complimentary webcast, "Conducting a Legal Investigation in Social Media," on Thursday, September 13, 1 pm EDT. This special offer is available for all SANS Partnership constituents (employees of education institutions and state and local government). Please help spread the word around you organization and surrounding community. Register at: https://www.sans.org/webcasts/access-elm.php Conducting a Legal Investigation in Social Media: How to Do; How Not to Do It Featuring: Benjamin Wright Thursday, September 13 1:00 PM EDT (17 UTC/GMT) Webcast Overview: Social networks like Facebook and Twitter are today the focus of many official investigations, including those conducted by education institutions and by state and local government. The networks are bursting with evidence relevant to disputes, lawsuits, tax audits, regulatory compliance and many other inquiries. But intrusive investigations into these networks raise practical, privacy and confidentiality issues. In this webcast you will learn the details of and lessons from recent cases, involving such diverse topic areas as regulatory inquiries, police investigations, and employment disputes. You will learn the risks that any kind of investigator faces in social media, as well as methods to manage that risk. Mr. Wright will share tips for evidence collection so it's more likely to be accepted and believed as evidence in court or in other official proceedings. Note: Send questions about this webcast to q@sans.org. Speaker Bio: Benjamin Wright is the author of several technology law books, including Business Law and Computer Security, published by the SANS Institute. With over 25 years in private law practice, he has advised many organizations, large and small, private sector and public sector, on privacy, computer security, e-mail discovery and records management and been quoted in publications around the globe, from the Wall Street Journal to the Sydney Morning Herald. He teaches the law of data security and investigations at the SANS Institute. Wright maintains a matrix of popular blogs accessible at benjaminwright.us. Wright graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1984. Russian banking authorities recently tapped him for advice on the law of technology and electronic payments.