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, June 2, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views – June 2, 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 Practice Point in Agreeing to the Form of Production -
  2. Be prepared to Disclose Electronic Data in Bullying and Harassment Disputes -
  3. Canadian Lawyer: In-House E-Discovery Roundtable Video - Dealing With Proportionality -
  4. Data Accuracy the Next Frontier in Criminal Justice -
  5. Don't Box ECA - Early Case Assessment Precedes E-Discovery by George Socha & Tom Gelbmann -
  6. Early Case Assessment Still Alive and Well -
  7. E-Discovery and the Cloud: The Duty to Preserve Electronically Stored Information (ESI) -
  8. E-Discovery Forensics at CEIC 2010: Sorta Sexy, Sorta Scary, Not at All Niche - via The 451 Group -
  9. eDiscovery Lessons Learned From Piper Jaffray Sanction -
  10. Expanding Role Of Data Deduplication -
  11. FINRA Fines Piper Jaffray $700,000 for Lack of Email Archiving -
  12. Four Steps to a More Defensible Preservation and Legal Hold Process -
  13. How SM-ART (Social Media-Assessment, Risks, and Techniques) are you?
  14. Index Lag – Mind the Gap!
  15. Inside the Mind of In-house Counsel -
  16. Internet Privacy Legislation Released In Congress -
  17. Judge Scheindlin Amends Recent Pension Opinion -
  18. Legal Problems in Ontario? You’re Not Alone -
  19. Preserve Relevant Records - Don't Say You Haven't Been Warned -
  20. Social Media from an Employer's Point of View -
  21. Stayin' Alive: An Overview of Copyright Termination -
  22. TEKSystems Sues Former Employee Claiming that Continued Communication Over LinkedIn Network Violates Non-Compete -
  23. The Defensible Collection of Social Media Data in E-Discovery -
  24. Toolkit For Change: How The Federal Civil Rules Advisory Committee Can Fix Civil Justice System “In Serious Need Of Repair”
  25. When Is an E-Discovery Burden an Undue Burden?
Content for Understanding Technology
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
Case Summaries
eDiscovery Case Law via DiscoverApplied (@discoverapplied)

• Ahroner v. Israel Discount Bank of New York, 2010 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 525 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2010).
• Armco Capital Inc. v. Armoyan, [2010] N.S.J. No. 128.
• Brooks v. Canada (Attorney General), [2009] S.J. No. 758.
• Hodczak v. Latrobe Specialty Steel Co., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21267 (W.D. Pa. Mar. 9, 2010).

eDiscovery Events

June Event Update