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 27, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - October 27, 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. Backup? There's a Service for That -
  2. Clawbacks: Trick or Treat?
  3. Court Orders Production of Plaintiff's User Names and Passwords for Social Network Accounts -
  4. Cyber Criminals Take Aim – At Your Firm -
  5. eDiscovery: Does Platform Integration Matter?
  6. E-Mail Spam Falls After Russian Crackdown -
  7. Ethics Committees and the Bystander Effect -
  8. Europe and US to Bang Heads over Data Privacy -
  9. Feds To Access Email From Cloud -
  10. Free Speech Protects Amazon Buyers' Data, Federal Judge Rules -
  11. Friends, Followers, and Feeds: A National Survey of Social Media Use in State Government -
  12. Google Admits It 'Mistakenly' Captured E-Mails, E-Mail Addresses, Passwords -
  13. How the Cloud Is Spurring Reform of Federal Law -
  14. Is eDiscovery Certifiable?
  15. Law Firms Feel Pressure From New Breed of Competitors -
  16. Law Firms Staff Experts to Manage EDD -
  17. NARA Wants US Government Social Media Content Tamed -
  18. National eDiscovery Institute at Georgetown - Interview (Monica Bay/Patrick Oot) -
  19. Online Profilers Use Browser Cookies to Collect Consumer Information -
  20. Pa. Court Opens Door to Discovery of Social Networks -
  21. Proportionality Requires Planning to Implement - Canadian eDiscovery -
  22. Sanctions for Spoliation Are Not Made on Hunches -
  23. Social Media Advisor - Background Checks The New-Fashioned Way -
  24. Spoliation: Go to Jail. Go directly to Jail. Do not pass GO.
  25. The Perils of Implied Messages for Reg FD -
  26. UK E-Disclosure Risks are Calculable and Containable -
  27. UK - Every Email and Website to be Stored -
  28. Why Cloud Security Worries Are Overblown -
  29. Why Data Governance Agreement Matters to Data Analytics -
  30. Would You 'Friend' the Judge?

Compositions for Education: Presentations, Reports, Reviews, Surveys, and White Papers
Content for Understanding Technology
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
eDiscovery Events


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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IQPC eDiscovery for Financial Services Conference

February 14-16, 2011
New York, NY
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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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