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 15, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - December 15, 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.

This will be the last Weekly eDiscovery News and Views update in 2010 - however you can keep up with our daily eDiscovery related updates via @infogovernance on Twitter. We look forward to resuming publication of our weekly update in January 2011 and we wish you a peaceful and prosperous Holiday Season.

eDiscovery News
Content and Considerations

  1. 5 Email Compliance Mandates and Regulations - (Mike Rede)
  2. ABA Ready to Tackle Social Media - (Erik Cummins)
  3. Analyzing "Care, Custody or Control" for Preservation and Production of Electronically Stored Information - (Jeffrey Nagel)
  4. Appeals Court Holds that Email Privacy Protected by 4th Amendment - (Kevin Bankston)
  5. Are You Prepared for the Unintended Consequences of Cloud Computing? (Rita McGrath)
  6. Case Summary: Genworth Fin. Wealth Mgmt.; Court Mandates Forensic Imaging and Imposes Sanctions (Roland Bernier)
  7. Considering Assessing Data Early in eDiscovery - (Rob Robinson)
  8. Discoverability and Ethics of Social Media Data - (Richard Raysman, Peter Brown)
  9. eDiscovery Trends to Watch For in 2011 - (Marisa Peacock)
  10. F.B.I. Memos Reveal Cost of a Hacking Attack - (Verne Kopytoff)
  11. Five Hard Truths Businesses Can Learn from WikiLeaks - (Brian Roddy)
  12. From CSI to ESI, 'eDiscovery' Acquires New Meaning in Law Enforcement - (David Quinones)
  13. Google and Social Media Playing Havoc With Juries - (Sharon Nelson)
  14. Information Retention and eDiscovery in Europe - (Chris Dale)
  15. Is it Ethical to Store Client Data in the Cloud? (John Tredennick)
  16. Kroll’s Annual Report: Same-Old, Same-Old. So What Are We Going To Do About It? (Ralph Losey)
  17. Legal Hold Guidelines for every Legal Department - (Heidi Maher)
  18. Preventing Employees from Hoarding Electronic Documents - (Mark Diamond)
  19. Ruling on Cell Phone Tower Data Raises Privacy Issues - (Leonard Deutchman)
  20. Safely Storing Confidential Customer Data in the Cloud - (Dinsmore & Shohl)
  21. Spencer on Pre-Litigation Preservation & Spoliation - (Adam Steinman)
  22. Stamping Out Spoliation: Perryman v. Potter - (Josh Gilliland)
  23. Texting and Driving Is a Costly Business Risk - (Ira Leesfield)
  24. The Cost of Data Security Breach Notifications - (Chris Dale)
  25. The "Dispositive Question" for Determining Existence of Work-Product Protection - (Katherine Gallo)
  26. The Red Herring of Defensibility and Predictive Coding - (Craig Carpenter)
  27. The World [of Records Management] According to GARP® - (Dennis Kiker)
  28. 'Viacom v. YouTube' Appeal May Decide Future of Web - (Amanda Bronstad)
  29. When it Comes to Collection, the OS is Not Your Friend - (Victor Limongelli)
  30. Will Spoliation Insurance Change How Judges Rule? (Bill Tolson)
Reports and Resources
Technology and Tactics

Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
eDiscovery Events in 2011


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.


7th Annual Law Firm Chief Information Officer & Technology Officers Forum
February 1-2, 2011
New York, New York
Click here for more information.

Organization of Legal Professionals – Meet N’Greet
February 1, 2011
New York, New York
Click here for more information.

7th International Asian Conference (ITechLaw)
February 3-4, 2011
Bangalore, India
Click here for more information.


Directions 2011 – IDC
March 9, 2011
Boston, MA
Click here for more information.

Directions 2011 – IDC
March 15, 2011
San Jose, CA
Click here for more information.

5th Annual Sedona Conference Program on Staying Ahead of the E-Discovery Curve
March 17-18, 2011
San Diego, CA
Click here for more information.

ACED Annual E-Discovery Conference
March 23-25, 2011
Hollywood, FL
Click here for more information.

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