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, July 28, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - July 28, 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 Spectre of Future Discovery Conundrums -
  2. Court Affirms Dismissal As Sanction For "Egregiously Improper And Abusive" Discovery Misconduct -
  3. Court May Block Executive's Start Date at Competitor (Computer Forensics) -
  4. Court Orders Retention of 3rd Party Vendor to Assist w/Document Review & Production, Appoints Special Master for Future Disputes -
  5. Cybercrime Costing Business $3.8 Million Annually -
  6. eDiscovery: Friction Between Legal and IT Groups Jeopordize Response -
  7. Digital Detectives: Current Issues in Computer Forensics -
  8. European Commission Receives Report on Privacy-Enhancing Technologies -
  9. FDA Inspections to Focus on Electronic Record Criteria -
  10. Fishing Expeditions in Cell Phone & Hard Drive Collection -
  11. Four Keys for Getting Employees to Change Their Document Retention Habits -
  12. How Facebook Can Make or Break Your Case -
  13. In Antitrust Blitz, FTC Targets Consummated Mergers -
  14. Is Privacy the KEY Information Governance component?
  15. LPO as a Driver of Law Firm Innovation -
  16. Managing the Lines of Client Communication During an Outsourcing -
  17. “Permanence” of Social Media an Excuse for Refusal to Adopt?
  18. Piloting E-Discovery Rules in the 7th Circuit -
  19. Recent Decision Discusses Accessing Someone Else's Email -
  20. Records Management and Early Case Assessment (ECA) -
  21. Tech Savvy Judges and the Challenge of Jurors Conducting Online Research -
  22. The Legal Issues Around Cloud Computing -
  23. Survival in a FinReg World -
  24. TREC 2009 Legal Track Sheds Light on Search Efficacy in Electronic Discovery -
  25. Using Information from Income Tax Returns as an Investigative Tool in Forensic Accounting -
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