“In today’s evolving legal environment, investigators need to understand and manage the risks of using social media to search for investigation information
Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) March 21, 2013
i-Sight will host a free webinar on the legal use of social media by investigators, led by New York insurance fraud attorney Roy Mura, Esq, of Mura & Storm, PLLC. The webinar, entitled The Law, Social Media and Investigations, will take place on Thursday, March 28th from 2pm to 3pm EST.
“Social media has not only changed the way we communicate, but also the way we search for information. Investigators, in particular, are finding social media to be a useful tool, but it comes with risk,” says Joe Gerard, Vice-President of Marketing and Sales at i-Sight. “In today’s evolving legal environment, investigators need to understand and manage the risks of using social media to search for investigation information and we’re thrilled to have Roy Mura onboard to help our audience navigate through these risks.”
In the webinar, Roy will reveal how investigators can use social media to gather intelligence while staying within the boundaries of the law. Mura will draw on his many years of experience as an insurance fraud attorney to provide guidance on not only finding information in social networks, but also validating the information once it’s discovered.
“Social media and the resources of social media sites have made more information available to investigators that they previously might not have had access to unless they had put direct questions to (and gotten honest, candid answers from) insurance claimants,” says Mura. But relying too heavily on information gathered from the internet without verifying and authenticating it before using it... can be a huge mistake, he warns
In the webinar, Mura will discuss:
-The vast amount of valuable information available to investigators through social networks
-How to search social networks without revealing your identity
-How to validate the information you find in social networks
-What is and is not legal when searching and using social media information in investigations
-How to determine whether the information found in social networks can be used in court
Register for i-Sight’s webinar The Law, Social Media and Investigations here.
About Roy Mura
Roy Mura is the founder and managing member of Mura & Storm, PLLC, with offices in Buffalo and Long Island. His practice includes insurance coverage analysis and litigation, first-party property, fraud and arson defense for property insurers. He has successfully litigated and tried insurance fraud and coverage cases for insurers through trial and appeal in New York and writes and speaks regularly for insurers, adjusters and investigators on various issues relating to insurance coverage, fraud, “bad faith” and the defense of first- and third-party claims. He also serves as General Counsel to the New York State Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigation Units.
Based in Ottawa, Canada, i-Sight is a leading provider of web-based investigative case management software. The privately held firm works with investigative teams to improve corporate investigations of fraud, employee misconduct, ethics & compliance, security and legal incidents. For information and breaking news related to corporate investigations, visit the company blog at http://www.i-sight.com.
For further information, contact:
Joe Gerard, Vice-President, Marketing and Sales
800-465-6089 or media(at)i-sight(dot)com