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 23, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views – June 23, 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. All Hail Justice Scalia’s Concurring Opinion -
  2. A Judicial Love Bite: Initial Disclosures Mean Initial Disclosures -
  3. Assessing the Changing World of Civil Procedure Post-'Twombly,' 'Iqbal' -
  4. Canada: “Receipt of Unsolicited E-mail Not a ‘Collection’ Under Privacy Statute”
  5. Computer Forensics and Personal Computers in Business Cases -
  6. Courts Undecided on How to Handle Email Threads in Electronic Discovery -
  7. eDiscovery Software Pays for Itself in a Matter of Months -
  8. ESI Planning Calculator (Arkfeld E-Discovery and Evidence (3rd Ed.))
  9. Forbes - America's True Growth Industry: Legal Discovery -
  10. Florida Court Orders Party to Pay for Discovery Error -
  11. Get the 'Blueprint' for Successful eDiscovery in the Cloud -
  12. Google and Twitter Argue Court-Ordered News Delay Is Obsolete' in Internet Age -
  13. Government Employer's Search of Employee's Text Messages on Employer-Issued Pager Did Not Violate 4th Amendment -
  14. Hewlett-Packard GC Says Tech Industry Faces ‘Erosion of Trust’ Over Cybersecurity -
  15. I Have this Favor to Ask of You: Don’t Betray the Family with Third-Party Discovery -
  16. Law Firms Express "Growing Enthusiasm" for Contract Lawyers -
  17. Law Firms Poised to Hike IT Spending and Embrace New Technology Solutions, CompTIA Study Finds -
  18. Law Technology News' Vendor Satisfaction Survey: Help, Please! -
  19. Mining the Lehman Mountains – Searching 3 Petabytes -
  20. Remediate Backup Tapes to Limit Liability & Reduce Storage Costs -
  21. Social Networks Pose E-Discovery Risks -
  22. Société Générale/Jérôme Kerviel Trial: Issues of E-Discovery and Forensics + Governance, Risk and Compliance -
  23. The Cowen Group Survey: eDiscovery/Litigation Support Professional Salaries Held Steady in 2009
  24. Utah Attorney General Stands by Twitter Announcement of Execution Order -
  25. Washington State Virtual Vault Adds New Data and Documents -
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