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, March 24, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views – March 24, 2010

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. Affordable, Quality e-Discovery Is Not Attainable Without Teamwork and Cooperation
  2. Calls for New Model of Law Firm-Client Relations at Georgetown Conference -
  3. Confusion Carries the Day in E-Discovery -
  4. Court's Google Search Did Not Violate Evidence Rules, 2nd Circuit Says -
  5. Doctors Told Not To Use Social Networks, Could Create Ethical Problems -
  6. Drowning in ESI? Grab A Buoy. By Herb Roitblat, Ph.D.,
  7. Dueling Opinions: Scheindlin’s Pension Committee vs. Rosenthal’s Rimkus -
  8. Get Your Head in the Cloud - Despite Ethics Questions, Law Firms are Storing Client Data on the Net -
  9. ESI Culling: Trouble With Image Files -
  10. ESI Non-Preservation Agreement - Form
  11. Green Electronic Discovery Matters (The Trees) -
  12. How to Keep Sensitive Data Blacked Out -
  13. In South Africa: Review of the Law of Evidence - South African Law Reform Commission -
  14. Judge Scheindlin's Latest Primer on E-Discovery -
  15. “Law Firm Evolution-Brave New World or Business as Usual?”
  16. Networking Site Spur Another Look at Bogus E-Mails -
  17. No, No, You Can't Do That: Lawyers Surreptitiously Friending on Facebook - /axR324
  18. 'Perpetual' Software Licence Doesn't Last Forever, Rules Court -
  19. Records Management: Is Europe Taking The Lead -
  20. Review Performance Module Changes E-Discovery Review Management Landscape -
  21. Social Media and Long Term Care Facilities: Considerations for Employers and Employees -
  22. 'Sexting,' Texting and EDD Before High Court -
  23. Small and Medium Businesses look to Cloud Storage Services For Data Compliance and E-Discovery -
  24. Stolen Vanderbilt Desktop has Data of Over 7,000 students -
  25. The CPA's Role in Quantifying Post-Acquisition Dispute Damages (Journal of Accountancy) -
  26. The Electronic Turn in Criminal Subpoenas -
  27. Undisputed Fiction Or Viacom's Smoking Gun? Early Emails Between YouTube's Founders -
  28. What is Information Governance? By Barry Murphy -
  29. Why The Rest of the World Thinks We’re Crazy -
  30. XML Tags Provide Relief for eDiscovery -
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