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 13, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - October 13, 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. 2nd Circuit Revives Defamation Suit Brought by Former MSNBC Reporter -
  2. Commentary: Banned From the Internet -
  3. DA Says Stock Scam Leveraged Social Networks -
  4. Dedupe Catching on Slowly -
  5. District Attorney Sexts Domestic Abuse Victim: "I am the Prize" -
  6. E-Discovery Search: The Truth, the Statistical Truth, and Nothing But the Statistical Truth -
  7. eDJ Perspective on Sedona Conference Commentary on Principles of Proportionality -
  8. Ethics & E-Discovery from the LegalTalk Network (Podcast) -
  9. Facebooking in Court: Coping With Socially Networked Jurors -
  10. Ignorance of Email Archives Results in Discovery Dispute -
  11. Information Management Reference Model Provides Starting Point -
  12. Instant Communication Saves Time but Presents Problems -
  13. Litigation: Challenging a Competitor’s False Advertising -
  14. New NY eDiscovery Preliminary Conference Rule -
  15. Ongoing Preservation: Is Email Journaling Right for You?
  16. Panel Urges Caution on Sanctions for Failure to Preserve Data -
  17. Phased Discovery: Undue Burden and Practical Proportionality -
  18. Predictive Coding: Will it Gain Widespread Acceptance?
  19. Proper Information Management Takes Technology, A Team Approach -
  20. Recent Corporate Disasters Resurrect Records Management Interest -
  21. Ruling Proves to Be Primer on E-Discovery Enforcement -
  22. Search Warrants for Facebook, iPods and Personal Computers -
  23. Shouldering the Burden of Data Dumping -
  24. Software Forensics Tools Enter the Courtroom -
  25. The Price of Discovery in New York Courts -
  26. Unmasking Anonymous Online Defamation -
  27. Washington (State) - High Court: E-mail Metadata is Public Record -
  28. When Social Sites Get Anti-Social -
  29. Will Facebook's New Download Feature Change E-Discovery on Social Networks?
  30. Why Law Firms Should Know In-House Metrics -
Compositions for Education: Presentations, Reports, Surveys, and White Papers
Content for Understanding Technology
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
eDiscovery Events


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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55th Annual ARMA International Conference and Expo
November 07-10, 2010
San Francisco, CA
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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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