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 17, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - November 17, 2010

Compiled from online public domain resources, 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 Muscular Ruling: Medical Records, ESI and Baseball (E-Discovery Bytes) -
  2. A State Court Judge’s View on eDiscovery (Part Two) (E-Discovery Team) -
  3. ABA on Collision Course With New Technology ( -
  4. Are Law Firms Morphing Into Managers of Legal Providers? (
  5. Blogged Magistrate: Lenz Waived Attorney-Client Privilege Through Chats, Blogging (E-Commerce and Tech Law Blog) -
  6. Can Court Remedies Police the Production of ESI? (
  7. Critical Considerations and Advantages of Automating Collections in E-Discovery (eDiscovery 2.o) -
  8. Consultation Paper on Discovery in Australian Federal Courts (The e-Disclosure Information Project) -
  9. Court Finds Google Earth Images to Be Admissible Evidence (E-Discovery Law Alert) -
  10. Craig Ball: 'Be Not Afraid' ( -
  11. Discussion On Emerging Technologies In ESI Preservation, Collection And Processing (E-Discovery Law Alert) -
  12. EC Examines Web Users' 'Right to be Forgotten' (Internet Evolution) -
  13. E-Disclosure - Cooperation, Questionnaires and Cloud (Too Much Information) -
  14. E-Discovery’s Oft-Overlooked Price Driver (eDiscovery Journal) -
  15. Establishing Prejudice: Putting the Brakes on Spoliation Motions -
  16. Expert Discovery – FRCP Rule 26(a)(2)(b) Amendment (eDiscovery Journal) -
  17. Facebook Profiles Now Being Subpoenaed In Court Cases (All Facebook) -
  18. Kentucky Bar Proposes Regulation of Attorneys' Social Media ( -
  19. Latest Litigator Hazard: Client Posting While Intoxicated (Law Forward) -
  20. Legal Ethics in Electronic Discovery (Kroll Ontrack OnPoint) -
  21. Legislative Proposal Would Lower Penalties for Teenagers who Engage in “Sexting” (Tex Parte Blog) -
  22. Practice Direction 31B – Disclosure of Electronic Documents (UK Ministry of Justice) -
  23. Regulation Won't Be Easy (New York Times) -
  24. Reply All? Not for Legal Communications!(Sophisticated Litigation Support Blog) -
  25. Rogue eMail Costs Investment Bank Millions (OUT-LAW.COM) -
  26. Sanctions For E-Discovery Violations: By The Numbers (Duke Law Journal) -
  27. The Cost of Cache: Internet Trails and E-Discovery (Information Intersection) -
  28. The Great Cyberheist (New York Times) -
  29. The Path of Legal Information (John Palfrey) -
  30. Updated iPhone Forensics White Paper Released (Ride The Lightning) -
Compositions of Reports, Reviews, and Surveys
Content for Understanding Technology
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
eDiscovery Events


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
Click here for more information.


Gartner Data Center Conference
December 6-9, 2010
Las Vegas, NV
Click here for more information.

ALM – Virtual LegalTech
December 14, 2010
Click here for more information.


6th Electronic Documents and Records Management (ARMA)
January 24-25, 2011
Ottawa, ON, CA
Click here for more information.

LegalTech New York
January 31 - February 2, 2011
New York, New York
Click here for more information.

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