I want you to focus specifically this week on how technology has changed (and will continue to change) the way we gather evidence. For example, 30 years ago, if you wanted to find 'off the record' surveillance pictures of someone, you had to hire a private investigator, spend days tracking them down, spend more days hoping they would do something worth photographing, then develop the film, etc, etc. Maybe you get 2 photos of useful information out of a month of surveillance. Fast forward to today. No need for a PI, because the subject is creating the evidence herself. Think about it. You have a plaintiff claiming to have a seriously injured back due to a car accident. She can't work, has to go to the chiropractor 4 times per week, can't pick up her kids, can't enjoy running like she used to. Wants hundreds of thousands of dollars because of her injury. Now imagine that same girl is tweeting about how much fun she had on labor day at the lake riding the jet-ski. And how nice it is to have a day off so she can go mountain bike with her friends. And then she posts some pictures on Facebook that show her playing in a bounce house holding her kids ... pretty strong evidence that she might not be as hurt as she claims! Now, 30 years ago, you'd have to know she was going to the lake, and when, and where. You'd have to be on the lake with a camera and catch her in the act. Then you'd have to follow her to the mountainbike trails and ride around taking pictures with a big camera on the trails. Then follow her to her son's friends birthday party and take pictures of her and her kids (without looking like a pervert and getting sent to jail!!!!) So the question for you is ... should that evidence be admissible, and if so, how should it be collected by the other side? Twitter is easy, you can just give away your handle, and it's accessible. Facebook ... should you have to give away your passwords? How about cell phone photos and video that you didn't post, but you took of the same activities. Should that be able to be collected, or do you believe we still enjoy a right to privacy to those types of things?