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, October 12, 2011

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - October 12, 2011

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.

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eDiscovery News
Content and Considerations

  • Can “Cross-Border Privacy Rules” Trump Divergent Data Protection Laws? (Justin Brookman)
  • Certify or Not to Certify…Here is ONE Answer – (Trent Livingston)
  • Civil Advisory Rules Committee to Consider Preservation Rule in November – (Robert Owen)
  • Cloud Computing Case Clarifies Applicability of U.S. Privacy Law to Non-U.S. Nationals – (K&L Gates)
  • Court Sanctions Defendants for Elaborate Spoliation, Declines to Sanction Misled Counsel Unaware of “What was Going on Behind the Scenes” – (K&L Gates)
  • Denying Expedited Discovery – (Josh Gilliland)
  • Do Social Media Policies Violate NLRA Section 7 Rights? (Jeffrey Klein, Nicolas Pappas)
  • ECPA Protects Non-Citizen Communications Stored in the US – Suzlon Energy v. Microsoft – (Eric Goldman)
  • eDiscovery ‘Command’ Culture Must Collapse – (Monica Bay)
  • eDiscovery from Washington to Dublin – (Chris Dale)
  • Electronic Evidence Plays a Growing Part in Legal Process – (Gordon Smith)
  • For the Government, No Special eDiscovery Treatment – (Christopher Boehning, Daniel Toal)
  • Google Your Company’s Code of Conduct – (Ryan McConnel, Margaret Mousoudakis, Katherine Southerd)
  • How Do You Get Data From Cell Phone Companies in eDiscovery? (Sharon Nelson)
  • If the Government Wants Your Email, It Gets Your Email – (Christopher Danzig)
  • Internal Awareness, Education Among Employees Critical to Information Security, Privacy and Identity Theft – (Gary Grates)
  • ISPs Win Right to Challenge Digital Economy Act Judicial Review Ruling – (Pinsent Masons)
  • Judge Rader Puts Patent Litigation on a Discovery Starvation Diet – (Joshua Kubicki)
  • Native Format and Redaction Requests – Give Them What They’re Entitled To And No More – (Christine Musil)
  • New Ethical Issues and Challenges in E-Discovery – (Elizabeth McGinn, Karen Morgan)
  • New Model E-Discovery Order for Patent Cases Turns Fishing Expeditions into Games of ‘Go Fish’ (John Tredennick)
  • Nightmare on ESI Street: How to Sleep Well in a Scary Regulatory Climate – (Dean Gonsowski)
  • NLRB Report on Social Media Cases Provides Guidance for Employers on Social Media Policies – (Kristin Sostowski)
  • Privacy Protections in Act Apply to all Electronic Communications Stored in the US, Court Rules – (Pinsent Masons)
  • Recent NLRB Complaints Puts Focus on Evolving Social Media Disciplinary Issues – (Patricia Nemeth, Erin Behler)
  • Smart Sampling in E-Discovery: Reduce Document Review Costs Without Compromising Results – (Bob Ambrogi)
  • Social Media Can Hurt You In A Lawsuit – (Kevin Casey)
  • Spoliation of ESI Risks Criminal Prosecution – (Robert Brownstone)
  • Taking Responsibility for the eDiscovery Process – (Christine Soares, Sophia Lee)
  • Texas Supreme Court Dismisses Writ Regarding Facebook Discovery – (Tom Crane)
  • The Cloud’s Promise Meets E-Discovery’s Obligations – (Brendan Schulman, Samantha Ettari)
  • The Federal Circuit’s New Model Order on eDiscovery – (Mark Sidoti)
  • The Need for Pro-Active eDiscovery (Johannes Scholtes)
  • We Are at the Dawn of a Golden Age of Justice – (Ralph Losey)
  • When Are Text Messages Admissible? The Pennsylvania Superior Court Explains – (Mike Zabel)
Reports and Resources
  • Account Deactivation and Content Removal: Guiding Principles and Practices (PDF) (Erica Newland, Caroline Nolan, Cynthia Wong, Jillian York)
  • Fair Use and Your Blog: The Bloggers’ FAQ On Intellectual Property – (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
  • Fulbright Forum: 8th Annual Litigation Trends Report – What’s Trending, What’s Not in Dispute? (Fulbright)
  • Socially Aware: The Social Media Law Update (PDF) (Morrison & Foerster)
  • Six Provocations for Big Data – (Danah Boyd, Kate Crawford)
  • The History of Digital #Storage [INFOGRAPHIC] (Matt Silverman)
  • The Sequence and Chronology of Meet and Confer – (Orange Legal Technologies)
  • Tracking the Trackers: Where Everybody Knows Your Username – (Jonathan Mayer)
Technology and Tactics
Twitter Hashtags of the Week
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape

  • 10 Questions for Wave Software CFO Walter Willey – (Nancy Weil)
  • Beyond the Arc Taps Gnip to Fuel Social Media Data Mining – (Business Wire)
  • Cataphora Tackles Big Data Intelligence and Analytics With Executive Hire – (Business Wire)
  • Digital Reef Debuts Free ECA Service – (Evan Koblentz)
  • EMC Expands SMB Channel Storage Push With DD160 Dedupe Appliance – (Joe Kovar)
  • Epiq Systems Third Quarter 2011 Earnings Results to be Announced October 27 – (Press Release)
  • ESG Lab Poised for Continued Growth, Completes 250th Validation Milestone – (Business Wire)
  • Facebook Acquires Social Q&A Service – (MG Siegler)
  • Fish & Richardson Installs Relativity Enterprise Wide – (Marketwire)
  • GCE Launches Cloud Solution For Litigation Support – (PR Web)
  • Hawaiian Electric Company Chooses LexisNexis CounselLink Software – (Market Wire)
  • KPMG Buys IT Consultancy Xantus – (Manchester Evening News)
  • Kroll COO Shares Best Tips for Data Breach Notification – (Catherine Dunn)
  • Kroll Ontrack Survey: 65% of Organizations Experiencing Frequent Data Loss From Virtual Environments – (Business Wire)
  • NetX Information Systems Announces Expansion and Master Partner Specialization in Enterprise Vault – (PR Newswire)
  • Nextpoint Announces Data Import Enhancements in Discovery Cloud and Trial Cloud Applications – (PR Web)
  • Novell Patches Critical Issue in Groupwise – (Casper Manes)
  • Orange Legal Technologies Ranked As Contender In IDC MarketScape Report On Early Case Assessment – (Press Release)
  • Passware Enables Forensics to Extract Passwords from Seized Computer Registries – (PR Newswire)
  • RIM Buys Cloud Platform Firm NewBay – (Alan Reiter)
  • Quest Software Meets the Need for Serious Virtual Data Protection – (Business Wire)
  • Sonian Announces Support for OpenStack Cloud Environments – (Marketwire)
  • Symantec Introduces Intelligent Authentication to Combat Evolving Threats – (Marketwire)
  • UBIC launches the “UBIC Legal Cloud Service” – Supports Lit i View eDiscovery Software – (PR Web)
  • WestView Capital Partners Leads Recapitalization of LDiscovery – (Press Release)
eDiscovery Events  


Storage Networking World October 10-13, 2011 Orlando, FL Click here for more information.  

LITCON 11 October 16, 2011 Washington, DC Click here for more information.  

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo October 16-20, 2011 Orlando, FL Click here for more information.  

Argyle Executive Forum October 18, 2011 New York, NY Click here for more information.

ACC Annual Meeting October 23-26, 2011 Denver, CO Click here for more information.  

15th Annual IT.CAN Conference October 27-28, 2011 Toronto, Canada Click here for more information.