Facebook Becomes a Questionable Friend of Workers’ Compensation
Property Casualty 360, A National Underwriters Website, February 2011
3 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2011
Date Written: February 8, 2011
Social networking’s popularity has become a two-edged sword as a tool in the management, investigation, and disposition of workers’ compensation claims. Over the last several years there has been an exponential explosion in the use of this technology on the Internet. The challenge to properly access and effectively utilize the electronically stored information [ESI] is resulting in procedural and ethical ramifications for the workers’ compensation community.
Ultimately the workers’ compensation hearing officers will have the final task in determining how friendly these sites will become to judiciary process.
Keywords: Facebook, Social Networking, Workers Compensation, Ethics, Evidence, Electronic Evidence, Electronically Stored Information, Subpoena, Judicial, Hearing Officer
JEL Classification: J28, J38, K31, K41, O30
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