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 5, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views – May 5, 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. Meet And Confer: Key Considerations To Prepare Effectively -
  2. 2nd Circuit Affirms Refusal To Quash Subpoena In Music Downloading Case -
  3. 7th Circuit eDiscovery Pilot Program Committee Issues Phase 1 Report -
  4. An Important Voice For E-Discovery Reform -
  5. Are Custodial Preservation and Collection Efforts a Bad Idea?
  6. Are We Paying Five Times Too Much for E-discovery?
  7. Court Grants Expedited Discovery Against Yahoo to Discover Identity of John Doe Defendants -
  8. Delaware Superior Court Adopts eDiscovery Rules -
  9. Draft Alberta Rules of Court Now Available -
  10. DU Law Review: Mandating Reasonableness in a Reasonable Inquiry -
  11. E-Discovery at Issue in Case Involving Anna Nicole Smith's Mom -
  12. E-Discovery:  What Single Failure Constitutes Malpractice?
  13. eDiscovery Buyers Must Be Diligent In A Hot Market -
  14. eDiscovery: The Transparency Police?
  15. Employer Monitoring Of Employee Social Networking Going To The Next Level -
  16. Federal Judge Bars 'Sexting' Prosecution of Pa. Girls - 
  17. German Data Protection: Use of Web Analytics Tools Illegal?
  18. Gone, Not Forgotten - Exiting Employees Leave a Trail of Electronic Data -
  19. Internet Law: U.S. Court Decides Emails Equal a Signature for Contracts -
  20. Is All ESI Accessible in California?
  21. New Metadata Ethics Opinion – MN -
  22. Ontario Court Sets Standard For Disclosing Anonymous Posters - 
  23. Ponemon Study Finds Average Cost of Data Breach Was $3.4 million in 2009 -
  24. Project Management ACTION in #eDiscovery - Analyze, Capture, Track, Investigate, Optimize, Note -
  25. Proportionality and Sedona Canada Principles Cited in Decision Requiring Production of E-mail -
  26. Search Technology: An Intelligent Adjunct to the Lawyer’s Skills, not a Black Box -
  27. Study Projects Nearly 45-Fold Annual Data Growth by 2020 -
  28. The United Airlines/Continental merger: a short or long document review?
  29. WI Supreme Court approves Discovery Rules to Address Electronically Stored Information -
  30. When U.S. Discovery And Foreign Blocking Statutes Conflict: Third Parties, Take Note -
Content for Understanding Technology Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
Case Summaries
eDiscovery Case Law via DiscoverApplied (@discoverapplied)

eDiscovery Events
May Event Update

The International Litigation Support Leaders Conference
May 7-8, 2010
Washington, D.C.
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EMC World 2010
May 10-14, 2010
Boston, MA
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Argyle Executive Forum: 2010 Corporate Counsel Leadership Forum
May 11, 2010
San Francisco, CA
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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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