Information Governance (InfoGovernance) is the specification of decision rights and an accountability framework to encourage desirable behavior in the valuation, creation, storage, use, archiving and deletion of information. It includes the processes, roles, standards and metrics that ensure the effective and efficient use of information to enable an organization to achieve its goals. Information governance should be an element in planning an enterprise's information architecture.

(Gartner Hype Cycle for Legal and Regulatory Information Governance, 2009, December 2009).

An Engagement Area (EA) is an area where the commander of a military force intends to contain and destroy an enemy force with the massed effects of all available weapons systems.

(FM 1-02, Operational Terms and Graphics, September 2004).

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - December 16, 2009

Provided for your review/use is this week's snapshot update of key industry news and views highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.

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  1. Analysis: TSA Document Release Show Pitfalls of Electronic Redaction -
  2. Brewing Issues in Social Networking Litigation: How to Freak Out Co-Workers and Get Fired
  3. California New E-Discovery Rules vs. the FRCP - A Comparative Analysis: Authored by Dan P. Sedor, Stanley M. Gi..
  4. Canada: Is a Printed Document Defective in Law?
  5. Cornell's Legal Research Search Engine -
  6. Context-Aware Technology Goes to Court -
  7. Discovery of Phone, Laptop Records Permitted in Vehicle Injury Suit -
  8. Florida Limits Facebook Friendship between Judges and Lawyers -
  9. Forensic Archiving and Search of Web 2.0 Sites -
  10. Hidden Costs of Duplicate Customer Data -
  11. How Much Information" Research Report on Consumers 2009 -
  12. Irish Law Reform Commission consultation paper on Documentary and Electronic Evidence -
  13. Majority of Corporate Counsel Believe Law Firms Unresponsive to Economic Downturn -
  14. Proving Conspiracies with Electronically Stored Information -
  15. Reasons to Bring eDiscovery in House: The Risk of Fraud and IP Theft -
  16. Restoring Emails and Restoring Openness -
  17. Sixteen Houston Hospital Employees Fired for Snooping -
  18. Summary Of E-Discovery Trends - Fulbright & Jaworski's 6th Annual Survey -
  19. Supreme Court may decide whether Workers' Text Messages are Private -
  20. Take-Down of Home Video From YouTube Site Leads to Damages Suit -
  21. Technology Improvements, Impacts and Social Media Compliance -
  22. To Have and to Hold: A Romantic Guide to Document Preservation -
  23. Triggering Event - Legal Hold & Sanctions -
  24. What is e-Discovery?
  25. Wisconsin:  Proposed Rules for Electronic Discovery
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