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 30, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views – June 30, 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. 2010 Law Technology News Legal Technology Vendor Satisfaction Survey -
  2. "A McChrystal?" Viral Social Media and the McChrystal Termination -
  3. Another Step Towards Information Governance -
  4. Are E-Discovery Sanctions Tough Enough?
  5. Automated Review in Electronic Discovery Re-Visited -
  6. Desktop Collection 2.0 –Enterprise Forensics Part 2 -
  7. Divorce Lawyers: Facebook Tops in Online Evidence -
  8. EC gives UK Two Months to Up Data Protection Laws -
  9. eDiscovery and Rule 30(b)(6): You Only Get What You Ask For (So Know Your Borders) -
  10. Examining The Need For Standardized Collection Workflows -
  11. Handling Privileged Information - Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Video Panel Discussion -
  12. I Hate That We’re Still Talking About Pages -
  13. Jury Instruction Allowing Inference that Destroyed Evidence Was Unfavorable and Payment of Attorneys' Fees...
  14. Legal, IT Should Both Treat E-Discovery as 'Mission-Critical' -
  15. Legal Project Management Moves In-House -
  16. Making Sense of Compliance and Governance -
  17. Minimizing the Legal Risks of Using Online Social Networks -
  18. Primer on the Use of Sampling in E-Discovery -
  19. Sarbanes-Oxley Survives High Court Ruling on Accounting Board -
  20. Self-Collection Prohibited in Delaware -
  21. Social Gaming Suits Are Serious Business -
  22. Social Media Governance: An Interview with Applied Discovery and Sensei Enterprises -
  23. The Growth of Legal Outsourcing: Passage to India -
  24. Twitter Settles Charges that it Failed to Protect Consumers' Personal Info -
  25. U.S. Government's FCPA Probe of Weatherford Expands -
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