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 26, 2011

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - October 26, 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
  • 1st Circuit: Data Breach Victims Can Recover Some Costs - (Sheri Qualters)
  • A Federal Rule for Preservation: A Solution in Search of a Problem? (Part 1) (Tom Mighell)
  • A Proposal for Preservation Rule Amendments - (William Wallace Belt)
  • A World of Copyright Confusion on the Web - (Craig Smith)
  • ABA Formal Opinion 11-460 is at Odds With Stengart v. Loving Care Agency, Inc. – (Gibbons)
  • Airline E-mails Could Play a Big Part in Buffalo, NY Plane Crash Lawsuit - (Christopher Danzig)
  • An eDiscovery Trick or Treat? (OrangeLT)
  • Compare and Contrast: US and UK attitudes to Preservation Sanctions – (Chris Dale)
  • Court Acknowledges Calls for Caution when Applying “Proportionality Test” to Preservation - (K&L Gates)
  • Court Requires Fired Social Media Employee to Return Usernames and Passwords – (Evan Brown)
  • Courts Still Look Toward Traditional, Low-Tech Factors - (Leonard Deutchman)
  • Discovery of Social Media in New York - (Emily Stitelman)
  • Early Case Assessment (ECA) Insight from Industry Experts - (Kate Slattery)
  • eDiscovery in SEC and FINRA Investigations - (Rachel Tausend, Josh Dutill)
  • eDiscovery Trends: A Green Light for Predictive Coding? (Jason Krause)
  • eLessons Learned: Stable? Yes. Standstill? No. (Eric Abes)
  • Employee Facebook Comments as Protected Activity - (Randy Avram, Michael Rosenberg)
  • Examining A New Trend: eDiscovery Cost Awards for Winners - Losey)
  • Insurance for Information Stolen in Data Breaches - (Joseph Jean, Rachel Wrightson)
  • Interview with Judge Paul Grimm, Chief United States Magistrate Judge (2 of 3) (Discovery Brain)
  • Interview with Judge Paul Grimm, Chief United States Magistrate Judge (3 of 3) (Discovery Brain)
  • Judge: Google Can’t Keep Email Under Wraps in Oracle Suit - (Amy Miller)
  • Jury Convicts on 4 of 5 Counts in Facebook Threat Case - (Amaris Elliot-Engel)
  • Key eDiscovery Considerations for Selecting a Cloud Service Provider - (Philip Favro)
  • Limitations of Facebook “Download Your Information” Feature for eDiscovery Preservation – (John Patzakis)
  • Manage ESI Dangers With Targeted Collections - (Dave Walton)
  • N.J. Malpractice Lawyer’s Blog Post Draws Defamation Suit - (Mary Pat Gallagher)
  • Poll Results for eDiscovery Market – (Charles Skamser)
  • Potential Taxation of eDiscovery Costs Could Alter Discovery Paradigm – (Philip Yanella)
  • Producing Excel Spreadsheets as Tiffs - (Josh Gilliland)
  • Read All Over: Two New Opinions Describe Need to Keep Email from the Wrong Hands – (James Podgers)
  • Supreme Court of Canada Holds That Publication of Hyperlink To Defamatory Material Is Not Itself Defamatory - (Christine Corcos)
  • ‘Telecommuting Employee’ Insufficient for Jurisdiction - (Shari Claire Lewis)
  • The Challenge Continues: Protecting Privileged Information - (Mike Hamilton
  • The Data Privacy Debate in Social Media Market Research: A Legal Perspective – (Monique Altheim)
  • The Dangers of Trusting Technology to Keep Privileged Documents From Opposing Counsel - (Quarles & Brady)
  • The Effective Use of Rule 502(d) in eDiscovery Cases - (Thomas Gricks)
  • There’s Someone Here for You. It’s Your Deleted Data. (Trent Livingston)
  • Using Lean Six Sigma and Predictive Coding to Confront Volume Problem – (Stephanie Blair, Tara Lawler)
  • Work Email: Clients Beware - (Edward Spiro, Judith Mogul)
Reports and Resources
  • ACC Surveys CLOs on Hiring, Headaches, and Happiness - (Sue Reisinger)
  • Brookings: Technology and the Innovation Economy - (Darrell West)
  • Contract Versus Statute in Internet Governance (PDF) (Lee Bygrave)
  • Corporate Directors’ Concerns Range from Risk to iPhones - (Sue Reisinger)
  • Current Listing of States That Have Enacted E-Discovery Rules - (K&L Gates)
  • Definition of Cloud Computing – NIST Releases Final SP 800-145 - (RIchard Santalesa)
  • Disclosure of Information on Social Networking Websites - (Patrick Connors)
  • EDRM Identification Standards (Early Case & Early Data Assessments) – Review and Comment - (George Socha)
  • Ethics And Discovery - (OrangeLT)
  • IT Management Slideshow: eDiscovery Disasters: What Every CIO Needs to Know – (Jennifer Lawinski)
  • Law Firm Study: Cooperation, Gadgets Remain Discovery Obstacles - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Linked Data Integration Framework (A Framework for Linked Data Applications) (Schultz, Matteini, Isele, Bizer, Becker)
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court To Tweet Rulings - (K&L Gates)
  • Survey Reveals that Corporate Legal IT Spending is Expected to Remain Strong Despite Weak Economy – (Business Wire)
  • TREC Legal Track 2010/2011 Updates - (Evan Koblentz)
Technology and Tactics
Twitter Hashtags of the Week
Vendor Views 
Industry Landscape
  • BlackBag Technologies Announces New BlackLight™ 2011 R4 Forensic Software Release – (PR Web)
  • CaseCentral – Weekly ‘Case in Point’ eDiscovery Cartoon Series Celebrates Third Anniversary – (Business Wire)
  • Complete Managed eDiscovery Services Require Both Talent and Technology - (OrangeLT)
  • eDiscovery DIY™ – Internet Enabled Data Processing - (IE Discovery)
  • eDiscoveryJournal Founders Officially Launch New Market Research Firm — eDJ Group, Inc. – (Marketwire)
  • ExaGrid Announces Disk Backup with Deduplication Appliance Support for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) (Business Wire)
  • Hyland Software Named a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management, 2011 – (PR Newswire)
  • IBM Adds Analytics, Cloud And Virtualisation Products - (Jeffrey Burt)
  • IBM Blasts HP Autonomy Acquisition - (Antony Savvas)
  • IBM says “Don’t Cloud Wash!” Then Proceeds to Cloud Wash; SNIA Commits to New Testing Standard - (Joshua Kunkle)
  • Imation InfiniVault Acquisition Gives SMBs New Storage Option for Managing Life Cycle of Data – (Jerome Wendt)
  • Index Engines Is Expanding Further Into eDiscovery - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Informative Graphics Corporation Previews Brava 7 - (Marketwire)
  • Jaspersoft Announces New Hadoop-Based Big Data Analytics Solution - (PR Newswire)
  • kCura Ranked Number 42 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2011 Technology Fast 500 - (Marketwire)
  • LexisNexis® Applied Discovery® Introduces Managed Review Services - (Press Release)
  • Lexis Opens E-Discovery Outsourcing Service - (Evan Koblentz)
  • MD5 Selects iCONECT for Expansion into eDisclosure Services - (PR Log)
  • Names to Know in Data Storage: Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) – (Ben Kerschberg)
  • New ACEDS Executive Director - (ACEDS)
  • Oracle Buys RightNow for $1.5 Billion to Add Cloud Services - (Bloomberg)
  • The Dolan Company (DiscoverReady) to Report Third Quarter Financial Results on November 2, 2011 - Wire)
  • Which Practice Management SaaS Is Best for Your Firm? (Sean Doherty)
eDiscovery Events  


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.  


Text Analytics Summit West November 10-11, 2011 San Jose, CA Click here for more information.  
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo November 14-17, 2011 Gold Coast, Australia Click here for more information.  

The 9th Annual General Counsel Conference – West Coast November 15-16, 2011 San Francisco, CA Click here for more information.  

The Litigation Summit and Exposition November 15-16, 2011 Washington, DC Click here information.
The 8th Annual Advanced eDiscovery Institute November 17-18, 2011 Arlington, VA Click here for more information.
eDiscovery Readiness for Government November 29 – December 01, 2011 Arlington, VA Click here for more information.