In Personal Injury Disputes, Your Metadata Is Fair Game

Anything you do or say may be used against you in the court of law. Increasingly, this includes what you may have shared online.

Over the last few years, as sharing of personal information on social media has become more ubiquitous, many personal injury cases in Ontario are being decided on evidence gathered from plaintiffs’ social media accounts, which provide ‘metadata’ creating a time and location stamp of a user’s online activity. And it’s all admissible as evidence in court.

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