State v. Eleck, No. 31581, 2011 WL 3278663 (Conn. App. Ct. Aug. 9, 2011)

Key Insight: Reasoning that ?proving only that a message came from a particular account, without further authenticating evidence, has been held to be inadequate proof of authorship,? appellate court upheld exclusion of Facebook messages at trial where alleged author of the message at issue admitted the message was from her account, but denied authorship of the message and indicated that her account had been hacked; court?s analysis includes extensive discussion of authentication of social networking content

Nature of Case: Criminal

Electronic Data Involved: Facebook message

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