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, December 8, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - December 8, 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 Graphical Look At Deduplication - (Anne Kershaw, Joe Howie)
  2. An Overview: 'Orbit One' Ruling Furthers Discussion on Sanctions - (Christopher Boehning, Daniel Toal)
  3. A Strategy to Sample All the ESI You Need - (NIck Brestoff)
  4. Convicted N.Y. Teacher May Obtain DA E-Mails to Defend Civil Action - (Noeleen G. Walder)
  5. Court Orders Production Of Metadata For Class Action To Make Use Of Extensive Discovery - (RCA Law)
  6. Declaring eDiscovery a Business Process - (Brian Babineau)
  7. Defining Early Case Assessment Applications (Vivian Tero) -
  8. Dissent to Order Adopting Mandatory Meet & Confer Rule Highlights Tension in eDiscovery - (K&L Gates)
  9. Does Your Workplace Policy Cover Social Media? (JD Lasica)
  10. Do You Know Where Your Documents Are? (Marcia Green)
  11. Early Case Assessment to Get Your Story Straight - (Portia Moore, Theodore Prosise)
  12. Flaming Drives Online Social Networks - (Jamie Condliffe)
  13. Has LPO Forced Lawyers, Vendors, and Service Providers To “Rethink” Alternatives? (Robert Unterberger)
  14. International eDiscovery, Sanctions, Ethics and US-UK Comparisons at Georgetown - (Chris Dale)
  15. Keyword Searches not Good Enough for eDiscovery, Experts Say - (Cindy Waxer)
  16. Lateral Moves, Court Rulings Spotlight E-Discovery - (Gina Passarella)
  17. Legislators, Regulators Consider 'Do Not Track' Mechanism - (Lora Bentley)
  18. Moody v. Turner: An eDiscovery Battle with No Winners - (Venkat Rangan)
  19. Not All eDiscovery Productions Are Musicals - (Josh Gilliland)
  20. Pondering eDiscovery Without Those Pesky Humans - (Eric Lipman)
  21. Prove Data Retention Law's Usefulness or Repeal It, says EU Privacy Chief - (Pinsent Masons)
  22. Regulatory Compliance: Are You Affected? (Sixto Ortiz)
  23. Review of FTC's Proposed Privacy Framework - Part 1 - (Richard Santalesa)
  24. Self-Collection Prohibited in Delaware - (Christopher Spizzirri)
  25. The Changing Landscape of eDisclosure - (Craig Carpenter)
  26. Top 7 Legal Things to Know about Cloud, SaaS and eDiscovery - (David Morris, James Shook)
  27. Viacom Appeals Ruling Favoring YouTube, Says it Immunizes Pirates - (Amy Miller)
  28. Video: Ann Kershaw: Judges' Guide to Cost-Effective eDiscovery - (Monica Bay)
  29. What If Your Company Has a WikiLeaks Problem? (David Hechler)
  30. What Would Hal 9000 (WWH9D) Do for eDiscovery? (Barry Willms)
Compositions of Reports, Resources, Reviews, and Surveys
Content for Understanding Technology
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
eDiscovery Events


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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6th Electronic Documents and Records Management (ARMA)
January 24-25, 2011
Ottawa, ON, CA
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LegalTech New York
January 31 - February 2, 2011
New York, New York
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