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 31, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News – March 31, 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. 2010 Corporate Bankruptcy and Emergences Scorecard via American Lawyer -
  2. "A Continuing Lack of “Civil-ity” in eDiscovery" -
  3. An Open Letter to Judges About Computer Forensic Exams -
  4. A Primer on eDiscovery Ethics -
  5. Applied Discovery Downloadable Project Map & Workflow -
  6. Asked & Answered: Mechanics of Copyright Infringement Suit -
  7. Burning Down MySpace: How Photos Can Get You Fired -
  8. Bringing US Privacy Law Into The Cloud Computing Era -
  9. "Changes in Managing Discovery" from the ABA TECSHOW -
  10. Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure – Computer Forensics and E-Discovery -
  11. Comprehensive Resource on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act -
  12. Considering an Expert Witness? Tales from the Trenches - 
  13. EarthLink to Pay $3.7 Million to Settle Suit Over Early Termination Fees -
  14. eDiscovery and Why It Could be Part of a Company’s Business Impact Analysis Process -
  15. eDiscovery Can Create Big Hassle for Small Cases
  16. eDiscovery Encounters of the Third-Party Kind -
  17. eDiscovery: Feds Add More Dollars and Tech Staff -
  18. Get Your Head in the Cloud -
  19. Going Too Far with a Litigation Hold: Do Not Secretly Copy the Adverse Party’s Data -
  20. 'Hot News' Tort Swats -
  21. How to Handle Hard Drives in Government Probe -
  22. In Retrial, Former Brocade CEO Found Guilty of Most Counts -
  23. Keeping a Closer Eye on Employees’ Social Networking -
  24. Prosecutors, Defense Snipe Over Speedy Trial Clock in FCPA Case -
  25. Suggested Metadata Practices for Legislation and Regulations -
  26. Supreme Court Justices Hostile to 'Foreign-Cubed' Cases -
  27. The Permissive Sanction: Rimkus and the Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority -
  28. The So Called "Conflict" Between Judge Scheindlin and Judge Rosenthal is Just Fake News -
  29. Why Not E-Mail Service After the Complaint?
  30. Your Medical Records Aren't Secure -

Content for Understanding Technology 

Vendor Views
Industry Landscape

Case Summaries
Electronic Discovery Case Law via DiscoverApplied (@discoverapplied)