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, April 7, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views – April 7, 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. 3rd Annual e-Discovery Survey of Illinois Lawyers -
  2. A Closer Look at “Forensic Collection” -
  3. Breaking News: Qualcomm “No Sanctions” Order Issued -
  4. Chinese Hackers Steal Dalai Lama's Emails -
  5. Concept Searching Saves Clients Thousands -
  6. Controlling Legal Costs - Law Firms Promote E- Discovery Reform - Provide Data -
  7. Court Declines to Impose Sanctions Against Qualcomm Attorneys Absent Evidence of Bad Faith -
  8. Court Orders Forensic Exam of Plaintiff's Computers Absent Denial "Responsive Emails May have Existed" -
  9. Court tells Artist to Come Clean -
  10. Discovery Failure Sinks Lockheed's $37 Million Win -
  11. Documents Prove Toyota Hid 'Sticky Pedal' Problem from Regulators -
  12. E-Discovery Metrics – One of the Four Pillars of e-Discovery -
  13. Electronic Disclosure: Paying Lawyers to Look at Porn -
  14. Fight Runaway E-Discovery Costs: How You Can Help -
  15. From Georgetown Law: Emerging Trends in Legal Services (Video Interviews) -
  16. Germany Focuses on Data Protection and Privacy -
  17. Intel Case Tests Liability for Stolen Code -
  18. Law Firm Evolution or Revolution?
  19. LinkedIn Evidence In A Lawsuit -- It Was Only A Matter of Time -
  20. New Case on Employee Privacy Expectations for E-Mails -
  21. New York State Unified Court System Report Makes Recommendations for Improved E-Discovery -
  22. Predictability in EDD Rules Remain Elusive -
  23. Professor Richard Nagareda (Vanderbilt) Essay: Pre-Trial as Trial in Complex Litigation -
  24. Quick, Easy, Cheap -
  25. The Top Remaining eDiscovery Events of 2010 -
  26. Third Party and Requestor Ordered to Share Costs of Production from Database created from Backup Tapes -
  27. Twitter Termination: What Reality Television Can Teach Us -
  28. Virtual Offices May Violate Ethics Rules, New Jersey Opinion Says -
  29. When is an Employee Expert an Expert Who Must Prepare a Report?
  30. When Mercy Seasons Justice by Craig Ball/EDD Update -
Content for Understanding Technology 
Vendor Views Industry Landscape
Case Summaries Electronic Discovery Case Law via DiscoverApplied (@discoverapplied)