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Digital Evidence: Social Media, Digital Assets and the Metaverse

Dr. Allison Stanfield
Dr. Allison Stanfield
Partner - Business, Technology & Cyber Lawyer Lewis Denley
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Evidence placed before a court can by physical, documentary or digital. But as digital assets and interactions continue to evolve, how will this impact the ways lawyers admit and prove evidence?

The scope of digital evidence is ever increasing, and the courts have had opportunities to consider various forms of digital evidence in both civil and criminal proceedings – particularly social media evidence.

But as new kinds of wealth emerge in the metaverse in the form of digital assets, there will inevitably be disputes over ownership, thefts, and breaches of intellectual property. 

Will this evolving technological landscape change how lawyers admit and prove evidence?

This course explores this topic in detail, as well as covering: 

  • different types of digital evidence and how these are sourced;
  • how the courts have dealt with digital evidence, crypto assets and smart contracts in civil proceedings;
  • how the courts deal with the admissibility and authenticity of digital evidence in criminal trials.

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Last Updated: October 2023

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Dr. Allison Stanfield
Dr. Allison Stanfield
Partner - Business, Technology & Cyber Lawyer Lewis Denley

Dr Allison Stanfield has 30 years experience as a lawyer and in business, with a unique expertise in digital evidence and ediscovery.

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  1. 4.0/5
    Good foundational training
    This is one of the better more comprehensive training courses on legal considerations in the digital space, and it provides a good start for lawyers trying to better understand this area.
  2. 5.0/5
    Well presented
    Good discussion and case examples.
  3. 5.0/5
    Learned so much about the metaverse and its impact of every facet of daily lives.
  4. 4.0/5
    Good guide for beginners
    This is a nice, gentle and instructive course to take people through the concepts and get them up to date on where things are currently at. Recommend it in particular for litigators, family law practitioners, wills and estates lawyers and in-house counsel to stay on top of developments without having to have specialist knowledge in crypto, NFTs etc.
  5. 4.0/5
    An A+ course
    Very informative, easy to understand and relevant.
    Discusses key issues facing the legal system as it evolves alongside the digital age and the rise of A.I.
  6. 5.0/5
    A great Course
    Well organised and easy to follow and understand.
  7. 5.0/5
    Very interesting
    Covered much new information as well as relating it to older known law.
  8. 5.0/5
    this was great
    I really liked this one, some very useful info that I can put to practical use.
  9. 5.0/5
    Good course
    Easy to follow. The subject was technically complex however the course was incrementally structured rendering it easy to follow.
  10. 5.0/5
    Great content
    This course was very insightful and concise, thoroughly enjoyed.
  11. 4.0/5
    Wonderful source of information
    Easy to navigate and well presented.
  12. 5.0/5
    This is a great course
    Very instructive
  13. 5.0/5
    Great course
    This is a very useful course in today's society.
  14. 4.0/5
    Easy to Follow
    Some complex new ideas were made easy to follow. Thanks.
  15. 5.0/5
    Good summary
    Straight to the point explanations and scenarios.
  16. 5.0/5
    Very informative and thorough, in an area of law that is complex yet very relevant
    For what is an emerging and increasingly relevant area of law, delivered in an easy to understand way with practical case studies for future reference.
  17. 5.0/5
    Excellent course.
    Great coverage of the digital evidence landscape.
  18. 5.0/5
    Great Information
    Highly informative course.
  19. 4.0/5
    Very informative
    The course highlighted the advancement of technology and the need for courts to keep up with it using existing rules of evidence that still apply and hold good in the digital age.
  20. 5.0/5
    Good overview of digital evidence
    The course was logically set out and clearly expressed the legal framework and principles.