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 26, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views – May 26, 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. A European Perspective on Cross Border Discovery -
  2. Are Law Firm CIOs ‘Last Among Equals'?
  3. Big Brother? More like Big Mother -
  4. Camerons Battles Backlash from Controversial Outsourcing Deal -
  5. Could the BP Oil Spill Lead to an e-Discovery Disaster?
  6. Counsel’s Failure to Carry Out Discovery Obligations Results in Monetary Sanctions -
  7. Court Order Provides Students, Parents Opportunity to View Images Captured by School-Issued Laptops -
  8. Draft EDRM Production Standards Now Posted for Public Comment -
  9. Eight Steps to Information Risk Compliance -
  10. Employee Email Privacy Considerations -
  11. Employers Monitor, Employees Push Back -
  12. Failure to Test Keywords by Sampling a Prominent Consideration in Court's Finding of Waiver -
  13. HR as a Source of Record Part 3: Transfers -
  14. HR as a Source of Record Part 4: Terminations -
  15. HR as a Source of Record Part 5: Reliability and Accessibility -
  16. Introducing the Discovery Readiness Program: Part 1 -
  17. Judge Shields Identity of Online Critic Facing Baseless Lawsuit -
  18. The Legal Ethics of Cloud Computing
  19. Lawyers “Step in It” Through Social Media Incompetence -
  20. Legal Secretary Sacked for Sending Personal Email from Work -
  21. Litigators Need ESI Analytics - Not Boolean Search Tools -
  22. Objective Indexing: Facciola-Redgrave Framework -
  23. 'Pension Committee' Comes and Goes Around -
  24. Practice What You Preach When It Comes to Your Anti-Privacy Policies -
  25. Producing ESI in Compliance With the FRCP -
  26. Safe Harbor Certification May Not Mean Data Protection Compliance -
  27. Social Networks Aid in Investigations -
  28. The Sedona Conference® Announces its 2nd Annual Intl Programme on Cross-Border E-Discvery & Data Privacy -
  29. The Top Five Corporate Compliance Challenges of 2010 -
  30. Twitter Fighting Pennsylvania Subpoena Seeking Names of 2 Tweeters -
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