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, November 3, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - November 3, 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 Tapes Should Not Be Used for Archiving Data -
  2. Building ROI for an eDiscovery Cloud Computing Model -
  3. Contract Attorneys Help Firms Control Costs -
  4. Cooperate, Please! Ultimately, The Secret To Good Relations Is Education -
  5. Complex, Demanding Regulatory Environment Creates Need For Dedicated Governance, Risk And Compliance Solutions -
  6. Corruption And Anti-Bribery - Law Firms The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: What Your Business Needs To Know -
  7. Database Discovery Is Dubious, but Unavoidable -
  8. Data Broker Paid for Facebook UIDs, App Developers Suspended -
  9. Data Growth Remains IT's Biggest Challenge, Gartner Says -
  10. Digital Forensics: Detecting Time Stamp Manipulation -
  11. Do Copyright and Patent Rights End After a Legitimate Sale Abroad?
  12. Dynamic IP Address and Probable Cause -
  13. Embarrassing E-Discovery Mistakes Could Pit Lawyer Against Client -
  14. Germany's New e-ID Cards Raise Hackles Over Privacy -
  15. Google Buzz User Privacy Litigation -
  16. Is it Malpractice? Processing .tiff Files Is Expensive And As Messy As Stabbing Vampires -
  17. Is Predictive Coding the Future of Document Review?
  18. It’s Time to Take Email Archiving & Security Seriously -
  19. Judge: Privacy on Social Networking Sites is “Wishful Thinking” -
  20. Judge's Ruling Favors DOJ in E-mail Search Warrant Dispute -
  21. Magical, Mysterious E-Mail -
  22. Manage Compliance Process Matrix in Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) System Definition -
  23. Much Ado About Nothing? Deconstructing CBS News Report On Copier Hard Drive Security -
  24. Nothing to Fear, But the Production of Metadata -
  25. Observations On Certification -
  26. Service Providers Reverse Engineering Discovery: Case Valuation And Issue Analysis -
  27. Spoliation of Electronic Evidence -
  28. Strategic Legal Process Management - Technology Platforms Offer Unprecedented Benefits -
  29. Structuring A Compliant Cross-Border Transaction -
  30. The Helping Hand of Cooperation over Search Terms -
  31. Tweeting, Jurors and the Florida Clampdown -
  32. Twitter's Legal Department Flies With Nontraditional Structure -
  33. Using Document Assembly Tools to Improve Client Services -
  34. Virtual Crimes - Real Damages: Challenges Posed By Cybercrimes In The United States -
  35. What’s Wrong with the EDRM Model?
  36. Where Does eDiscovery Fit In Your Governance, Risk And Compliance (GRC) Strategy?
  37. Why Managing E-mail Matters -
  38. Who Reads Terms of Service, Privacy Policies or Click Agreements?
  39. Will U.K. Management Trends Influence U.S. Law Firms?
  40. “Win-At-All-Costs” Litigation Using Illegal e-Discovery Leads to Dismissal of a Billion Dollar Case -
Compositions for Education: Presentations, Reports, Reviews, Surveys, and White Papers
Content for Understanding Technology
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
eDiscovery Events


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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