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 20, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - October 20, 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. 10 Tips for Effective Litigation Case Management -
  2. A Practical Approach to Legal Project Management -
  3. Addressing The Outsourcing of Document Review -
  4. Awaiting a Verdict on Tweeting From the Courtroom -
  5. 'Cached' Pages May Be Evidence in Child Porn Case, Panel Says -
  6. Court Finds Data Not Reasonably Accessible, Orders Phased Discovery Approach, Declines to Shift Production Cost -
  7. Data Retention And The Ability To Start Over -
  8. Discovery of GPS Tracker Becomes Privacy Issue -
  9. Download the Missing Pieces of Data from Facebook -
  10. Drunks, DNA, and Data Transfer Risk in eDiscovery -
  11. Email Deduplication, What Does It Really Mean?
  12. European Rejection of Attorney-Client Privilege for In-House Lawyers -
  13. Facebook's Latest Privacy Breach -
  14. Firms with eDiscovery Systems are Faring Better -
  15. Former Prosecutor Sued by Abuse Victim He 'Sexted' -
  16. Government e-Discovery Tactics Broadened -
  17. Hong Kong Considers Criminalizing Unlawful Personal Data Transfers -
  18. How to Tame the Social Network at Work -
  19. Large Corporations Still Behind on Data Governance -
  20. Legal Process Management In Action -
  21. Legal Outsourcing: Time to Take Things Outside?
  22. New Rules for Employees' Mobile Device Privacy -
  23. Ongoing Compliance Assessments: FCPA, UK Bribery Act and OCED Best Practices -
  24. Social-Media Policies for Law Firms -
  25. The Return Line in e-Discovery -
  26. United States: New York State Court Decision Potentially Undermines Effect of Commonplace Arbitration Clauses -
  27. When Lawyers Troll for 'Friends' Online -
  28. Wrangling the Digital Data Monster -
  29. Why Go Cloud? Five Reasons Why Lawyers Should Adopt Cloud-Based Technology -
  30. YouTube Among Tech Tools for War Crime Investigators -
Compositions for Education: Presentations, Reports, Reviews, 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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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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7th Annual Advanced E-Discovery Institute
November 18-19, 2010
Arlington, VA
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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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