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 10, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - November 10, 2010

Provided for your review/use is this week's update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.

eDiscovery News
Context for Considering Discovery

  1. A Revised Version of My Alternative EDRM Model -
  2. A State Court Judge’s View on e-Discovery (Part One) -
  3. Ahhh– We have to Review the Text Messages for Mr. Big – Now What?
  4. Cloud eDiscovery – Examining the Evidence -
  5. Cloud Meta Data: Driving New Business Model -
  6. Coming to Grips With Social Media -
  7. Corporate Espionage Gets Social -
  8. Court Imposes Adverse Inference for Failure to Preserve Text Messages Related to Criminal Investigation -
  9. Cracking Office Open XML Files -
  10. eDiscovery Case Law: Adverse Interference Sanction for Lost Text Messages:
  11. e-Discovery in Oklahoma -
  12. Electronic Discovery and Social Networking Sites -
  13. Employees Still Unaware of IT Policies -
  14. Florida Issues New Jury Instructions: No Tweeting, Blogging, Net Research, etc. -
  15. IT, eDiscovery and Enlightened Self-Interest -
  16. IT Taking on More eDiscovery Responsibilities -
  17. Judges Can Use Google Too -
  18. Keeping Contacts Secret in a Social Media World -
  19. Lightweight 'Redaction' to Clean Up Documents -
  20. NLRB Files Complaint Against Company That Fired Employee Over Facebook Post -
  21. Personal/Business Use or eDiscovery Source -
  22. Protecting and Securing Confidential Client Data -
  23. Quashing Subpoenas with the Stored Communication Act -
  24. Rybak v Langbar Sends Warning to Those Who Destroy Evidence -
  25. Surprises in the 2010 AmLaw Tech Survey -
  26. The Duty to Preserve ESI -- Do You Know What You Have to Do? -
  27. The Financial Implications of Litigation: Weighing the Costs and Potential Benefits -
  28. U.K. Law Firm Caught With Pants Down -
  29. When Tweets and Blog Posts Are Business Records -
  30. Who Says Bigger Is Better? (Legal Process Outsourcing)
Compositions of Reports, Reviews, and Surveys
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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