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, May 12, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views – May 12, 2010

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

eDiscovery News
Context for Applying Discovery
  1. Another Indirect Cost of Unethical Corporate Behavior -
  2. Beyond the Meet and Confer Basics: Will you be collecting social media data? -
  3. Big Jump Predicted in Use of eDiscovery, CompTIA Survey Reveals -
  4. Conference Attendees Seek Adjustments, Not Sweeping Change to Litigation Rules -
  5. Convicted by Text Message: Overcoming Authentication & Hearsay Objections -
  6. Court Orders Monetary Fine for Gross Negligence and Intentional Spoliation of ESI -
  7. Data Mapping Should be a Top Priority for GC and CIOs within the Global 2000 - 
  8. Delaware Co. Establishes New Complex Commercial Litigation Division, Requires Early Consideration of eDiscovery
  9. Disclosing Personal Information Across the Border -
  10. Discovery on Enterprise Archives and Content Platforms -
  11. Duke Conference on Civil Procedure and eDiscovery-Day 2 -
  12. E-Discovery, Business Goals and Best Practices - 
  13. E-mails Reveal Wells Fargo Worries -
  14. Forensic Evidence and the CSI Effect -
  15. How to Fight Digital Disparagement -
  16. Lawyers' Ethical Stumbles Increase Online -
  17. Legal Privilege Still Elusive for EU's In-House Lawyers -
  18. Legal Problems Arising from Social Media: Selected Resources -
  19. Like U2, Enterprise Search Is Older But As Relevant As Ever -
  20. Mississippi Is Latest State to Enact Data Privacy Law -
  21. NC Bar Assoc. Issues Proposed Ethical Opinions Approving Use of SaaS / List of Considerations to Minimize Risk -
  22. Risk Management and E-Discovery: Qualcomm Revisited -
  23. Seven Things Your Organization Must Do Because of Social Media -
  24. Sharp Increases in Recent FCPA Enforcement -
  25. Show Us the Love to Avoid Discovery Fights, Attorneys Urge -
  26. The Quest for eDiscovery: Creating a Data Map
  27. Times Square Bombing Highlights Limitations of Federal Data Mining -
  28. U.S. Companies Misrepresenting EU Directive Safe Harbor Compliance Risk Federal Trade Commission Enforcement Action -
  29. When E-Discovery Is Used as a Weapon -
  30. Workplace Rants On Social Media are Headache for Companies -
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eDiscovery Events
May Event Update

EDRM Kickoff Meeting Update
May 11-13, 2010
St. Paul, MN
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May 16-19, 2010
Miami, FL
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MER Conference 2010 - Managing Electronic Records
May 16-17, 2010
Chicago, Illinois
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IQPC Information Retention & E-Disclosure Management Summit
May 17-19, 2010
London, UK
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Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit
May 17-18, 2010
London, UK
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ALM - Virtual LegalTech
May 20, 2010
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DRI: Drug & Medical Device
May 20-21, 2010
San Francisco, CA
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ITechLaw: 2010 World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting
May 20-21, 2010
Boston, MA
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ACC 2010 Corporate Counsel University (CCU)
May 23-25, 2010
Indianapolis, IN
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DODIIS Worldwide Conference
May 23-27, 2010
Phoenix, AZ
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PLI: International Litigation 2010
May 24, 2010
New York, NY
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CEIC 2010
May 24-27, 2010
Summerlin, Nevada
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InsideCounsel SuperConference
May 25-26, 2010
Chicago, IL
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IBA Technology Law Conference
May 25-26, 2010
Copenhagen, Denmark
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IQPC: 7th Annual Advanced Contract Risk Management for Oil & Gas
May 26-27, 2010
Houston, TX
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USSTRATCOM Cyberspace Symposium
May 26-27, 2010
Omaha, NE
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May 26-27, 2010
London, UK
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ACC Europe Annual Conference
May 30 - June 1, 2010
Vienna, Austria
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