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, October 6, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - October 6, 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 Considering Discovery

  1. Five Tips for Meeting the eDiscovery Challenge -
  2. 5 Tips to Keep Loose E-Mails From Sinking Litigation -
  3. 6 Things You Should Never Share on Your Social Networking Site -
  4. Anonymized Health IT Data Still Traceable, House Panel Warned -
  5. Are Digital Copiers Targets for eDiscovery -
  6. Blow Out - Judge Grimm Artfully Deflates an Obnoxious Litigant -
  7. Building Your e-Discovery Toolkit -
  8. Court Finds No Waiver of Privilege as to Emails Inadvertently Produced by Third Party and No Waiver Resulting from Use of Company Email Account and Laptop to Communicate with Counsel -
  9. Court Grants Motion to Strike Privileged Email Inadvertently Sent to Opposing Counsel Using "Reply All" -
  10. Crash or Soar? Will the Legal Community Accept "Predictive Coding?"
  11. Epiq Systems Acquires Leading Bankruptcy Creditor Software Company –
  12. EU Denies Attorney-Client Privilege Protection to Corporate In-House Legal Communications -
  13. European Rejection of Attorney-Client Privilege for Inside Lawyers -
  14. Evidence Considerations In Employment Disputes - Part I -
  15. Feds Introducing BigPharma to FCPA -
  16. Financial Data Breaches Linked To Poor Security Compliance -
  17. FTC Consumer Protection Head Shares New Vision for Consumer Privacy -
  18. German Government Moves on Draft Law Regarding Employee Data Protection -
  19. How Private Is Facebook Under the SCA?
  20. Identifying Defaming Defendants with Expedited Subpoenas on Social Networking Sites -
  21. Infamous Voice Mail Finally Played at Jasmine-Marvell Trial -
  22. Law Firms Cross-Border Fundamentals: Considerations For Canadian Business Expansion Into The United States -
  23. Law Firms UK Bribery Act Raises The Bar On FCPA Standards For Antibribery Compliance -
  24. New Rules on Disclosure of Electronic Documents -
  25. NY Judge Finds Nothing Private About Facebook Postings -
  26. Plaintiffs, Alleging Prudential Conspired With Their Lawyers, Try to Pierce Privilege -
  27. Stored Communications Act Limits Gmail Information Obtainable Pursuant to Subpoena -
  28. The Cost of Justice – Weighing the Costs of Fair and Effective Resolution to Legal Problems -
  29. The Social Media Mess: When You Don't Have Time to Learn What You Need to Know Now -
  30. Tips Toward Mastering E-Mail Evidence -
  31. Top 5 Corporate Compliance Challenges Facing Chemical Companies -
  32. The Truth Police -
  33. What's Left of Employee Consent as Grounds for Data Processing After Recent European Court of Justice Decision?"
  34. Why We Still Need Records Management -
  35. Who Owns a Terminated Employee's Twitter Account?
Compositions for Education: Presentations, Reports, Surveys, and White Papers
Content for Understanding Technology
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
eDiscovery Events


The Masters Conference
October 4-6, 2010
Washington, DC
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2010 NFPA Annual Convention
October 7-10, 2010
Cherry Hill, NJ
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Gartner Symposium: ITxpo 2010
October 17-21, 2010
Orlando, FL
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EDRM Midyear Meeting
October 19-20-2010
St. Paul, MN
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DRI Annual Meeting
October 20-24, 2010
San Diego, CA
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The Sedona Conference: Patent Litigation XI
Oct 21 – Oct 22, 2010
Phoenix, AZ
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ACC Annual Meeting
October 24-27, 2010
San Antonio, TX
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2010 Techno Forensics & Digital Investigations
October 25-26, 2010
Gaithersburg, MD
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Sedona Conference, Antitrust Law & Litigation XII
October 28-29, 2010
Phoenix, AZ
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InfoSecurity – Netherlands
November 3-4, 2010
Utrecht, Netherlands
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InfoSecurity – Russia
November 17-19, 2010
Moscow, Russia
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Gartner Identity and Access Management Summit
November 17, 2010
San Diego, CA
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Gartner Data Center Summit
November 22-23, 2010
London, UK
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Gartner Data Center Conference
December 6-9, 2010
Las Vegas, NV
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ALM – Virtual LegalTech
December 14, 2010
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LegalTech New York
January 31 - February 2, 2011
New York, New York
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April 11 - 12, 2011
Chicago, IL
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LegalTech West
June 15-16, 2011
Los Angeles, CA
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Carmel Valley E-Discovery Retreat
July 17-21, 2011
Carmel, California
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