How? Imagine if ICBC downloads some photographs or posts of you doing an activity and then uses it in Court against you to say "you are not injured!" Imagine if ICBC starts interviewing people that went to an event which you described on a website? Imagine if you talk about getting drunk with some friends? Imagine if you post something that may not be socially acceptable?
ICBC or their investigator could access your personal information by inventing a “friend” who then contacts you for access to your information. ICBC then thoroughly searches the sites, looking for photographs, notes, blogs, etc. Their purpose is to find photographs of a claimant in situations that could be damaging to the case in front of a judge or jury.
Also, ICBC has been known to bring court applications to compel production of social media accounts if they cannot access the information through the back door. Therefore, even if you maintain a limited number of friends and a tight privacy setting ICBC can get copies of your postings.
RULE OF THUMB: assume someone from ICBC or the defense team will looking into your social media presence. If it could be harmful to your case, don’t post it.
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