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 23, 2009

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - December 23, 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.

eDiscovery News

Context for Applying Discovery

  1. Best Practices For E-Discovery (by Christine Taylor/ESG) -
  2. Chicago IP Litigation Blog: Northern District Local Patent Rules: Applied Discovery Panel Discussion -
  3. Director Engagement With Shareholders Without Fearing Regulation FD -
  4. Example of EDiscovery Cheaper Than Paper -
  5. EU Data Protection Meets U.S. Discovery -
  6. Federal Rule of Evidence 502(b): Not to be Gutted Like a Fish -
  7. House Passes Data Security Legislation – Will the Senate Be Next?
  8. In-House E-Discovery Blunders -
  9. New Importance In Metadata Collection -
  10. New vs. Old Thinking about the Legal Market -
  11. Ninth Circuit Applies National Standard to Regulation Under Miller of Obscenity Transmitted By E-mail -
  12. Novell Gets New Trial After $35 Million Loss -
  13. One Year Later Is C3 Growing in Importance? - A Formula for Evaluating eDiscovery Vendors -
  14. PreDiscovery: What to do before you index, classify, search and access your data -
  15. Privacy Advocates Target Facebook -
  16. Produce the Metadata: The Juggernaut Rolls On -
  17. Redaction time cannot contribute to FOI cost capping, rules Tribunal (UK) -
  18. Reflections on Progress in E-Discovery Education -
  19. Report on TREC Legal Track, by Dr. Herb Roitblat -
  20. Ruling Gives Guidance on Native Production -
  21. Sanctions Imposed for Wiping BlackBerrys -
  22. Sanctions Ordered Against Goodwin Procter Over Delay in Releasing E-Mail -
  23. Social Networking Becoming the 800 Pound Gorilla for Litigators -
  24. The Big Picture in e-Discovery and Two Fundamental Changes in Litigation in the Last Thirty Years -
  25. The e-Disclosure Information Project in 2009 and 2010 -
  26. Trends in E-Discovery for Contract Attorneys in 2010 -
  27. Twelve Step Guide to Botching eDiscovery -
  28. Twitter: Prohibited Jury Communications in Missouri -
  29. Video: ‘Victor Stanley v. Creative Pipe’ and Search -
  30. Yes, The Best Form Of Production is PDF or Native -

Content for Understanding Technology

Vendor Views

Industry Landscape

  • AccessData Delivers on Distributed Processing Capabilities with Its Computer Forensics Technology -
  • Brocade,Hitachi Data Systems, and Applied Discovery Partnership -
  • CommVault Teams with Informatica to Deliver Structured and Unstructured Data Archiving -
  • Clearwell:  Early Case Assessment (ECA): An Emerging Product Category - - (New Name For Longstanding EDD Capabilities)
  • CPA Global Launches Legal Outsourcing Practice to Focus on Regulatory Enforcement Actions and Investigations -
  • CT Summation's CaseVantage Platform Utilized Around the Globe with the CT Summation Hosted Providers Network -
  • DecisionOne Acquires Anacomp MVS -
  • E-Discovery Services Leader GGO Set to Launch Digital WarRoom® Software Suite in January -
  • Epiq's Electronic Discovery Segment Anticipates Strong Fourth Quarter and Increased Activity in 2010 -
  • Exterro to Double headcount in India -
  • Fios:  Fios Continues Expansion on the East Coast -
  • Fios:  Collecting Gumballs - via @fiosinc -
  • Kazeon - eDiscovery StraightTalk with William O’Neil, Esq -
  • Index Engines:  Unified Discovery Platform Recognized As Best New Product -
  • Integreon: Ron Friedmann Joins Board of Governors for The Organization of Legal Professionals -
  • Lateral Data Unveils Viewpoint 4.5: All-in-One e-Discovery Software Platform -
  • Linguistic Systems, Inc. and Document Technologies, Inc. Announce Strategic Partnership -
  • MarketScope for E-Discovery Software Product Vendors 2009 -
  • Merrill Corporation Partners With the University of Alabama School of Law To Conduct a Comprehensive Course on ESI -
  • MessageOne Rumors: Something Rotten in Denmark?
  • The Radicati Group, Inc. Releases "eDiscovery and Data Loss Prevention Market, 2009-2013" Study
  • Recommind: What's driving eDiscovery growth? Things are Getting Less “Civil” by the Day //
  • TERIS Names Jason Marandas New Sales Manager for San Francisco Office -
  • Worldox - Making Sense of E-Mail Chaos -

Case Summaries

Case Law and EDD via DiscoverApplied (@discoverapplied)

  • Case Summary: Del. court declined to consider cost-sharing for prod. of ESI on b/u tapes until...
  • Case Summary:Defendants offered to make computers available to plaintiff's forensics expert to search for missing email-
  • Case Summary: Costs of creating e-searchable docs that went beyond reproducing paper docs in e-form were not included -
  • Case Summary: Plaintiff’s motion for an order compelling defendant to produce employee email was denied pending...
  • Case Summary: Plaintiffs entitled to reimbursement of EDD expert's fee because services valuable to case's prosecution-

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