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 9, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views – June 9, 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. As Social Media Creeps Into E-Discovery -
  2. CLO and GC Survey on Litigation and Discovery - IAALS -
  3. Consistent with IDC Research on eDiscovery IT Spend, 25% of In-House Report Less Work for Outside Firms -
  4. Court Rules that an E-mail can be Libelous Merely by Linking to Someone Else's Defamatory Blog Post -
  5. Developing a Detection and Prevention System for Managing FCPA/UK Bribery Act Risks -
  6. Early Case Assessment - The Emperor Has No Clothes -
  7. E-Discovery: A Litigator's Perspective -
  8. E-Discovery Nightmare Arises on BP's Horizon -
  9. E-mail Data Leaks a Worry for Most IT Professionals -
  10. Ensuring Searchable Production Formats (Or Don’t Tick off the Judge) -
  11. Final 'Qualcomm' Ruling a One-Time Pass?
  12. For Discovery Violations, Court Indicates Likelihood of Finding Agency Relationship Existed as a Matter of Law -
  13. Graphic E-Discovery?
  14. Is the Enterprise Market Eluding the Legacy Litigation Technology Providers?
  15. Jail Time for Physician's HIPAA Violation Highlights Need to Redouble Compliance Efforts -
  16. Lawyers’ Ethical Responsibilities Relating to Metadata -
  17. Legally Defensible Security and the (Surprisingly Lacking) Right to Privacy -
  18. One Hot, Greasy (Discovery) Nightmare: In-House Lawyers at Oil Spill Companies Are Sweating It":
  19. Privacy And Data Security - What Counsel Should Know About Minimizing Risk -
  20. Reckless and Grossly Negligent Failure to Preserve Results in Sanctions for Defendant -
  21. Removing Common Files in E-Discovery Processing: De-NISTing Explained - v
  22. System and Evolution in Corporate Governance -
  23. The 1st Cloud Computing Search Warrant: Google Docs Under Investigation -
  24. The Duke Conference And E-Discovery Solutions - A Panelist's Perspective -
  25. Tracking Insider Trading: Disney, Stella and Fecklessness -
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