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 7, 2011

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - December 7, 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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Content and Considerations

  • 81 Percent of eDiscovery Users Head for Cloud Services - (John Moore)
  • Beware Social Media: What You Tweet And Put On Facebook Can Come Back To Haunt You - (James Berkow)
  • Cloud Computing & Jurisdiction: A Primer - (Daniel Garrie)
  • Data Breach at Santa’s Workshop - (Sharon Nelson)
  • Deepwater Dispute Underscores Need for eDiscovery Policy - (Gareth Morgan)
  • Destroy Legacy Data Before It Comes Back to Haunt Your Firm - (Anne Kershaw)
  • E-Discovery Burdens | North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology - (Tony Botros)
  • Federal Circuit Court Emerging as US Catalyst on eDiscovery Practices - (ACEDS)
  • From the Experts: Information Governance and Its Impact on Litigation - (Debbie Carlos, Jennifer Coyne)
  • Fighting Lawsuits in the Digital Era (Baseline) (Amanda Berger)
  • Have You Hugged a Contract Attorney Lately? | The eDiscovery Myth - (Daryl Shetterly)
  • Honeywell Continues to Seek Sanctions against US Justice Department - (BLLAWG)
  • Into the Breach: The Need To Carefully Monitor Emerging Liability Case Law - (Soo-young Chang, Daniel Gerber)
  • Indemnity Costs Awarded Where Unnecessary Costs Were Incurred - (Chris Dale)
  • Is $1.3M Worth Having Your Ethics Questioned? - (Devin Krugly)
  • Is eDiscovery Ignorance Bliss? Round 2: John Henry vs. Do-Nothing (Enterprise Strategy Group) (Katey Wood)
  • Judges Take The Lead In Controlling eDiscovery Cost And Complexity - (Jeffrey Sullivan)
  • Judges Shouldn’t Be Forcing People To Hand Over Their Facebook Passwords, Says Expert (Forbes) (Kashmir Hill)
  • Labor: Hold Everything! How To Know If You Need A Litigation Hold Notice - (Sara Ackermann)
  • Larry Center: Georgetown eDiscovery Conference’s ‘Guru’ - (Monica Bay)
  • Legal Responsibilities to Preserve Data – eDiscovery Best Practices - (Laura Waldman)
  • Losers Pay Electronic Discovery Costs in Several More Cases – This is a Trend Worth Watching - (Jeffrey Parkhurst)
  • Managing the Risks and Costs of E-Discovery in Regulatory Investigations - (Mayer Brown)
  • New York Supreme Court Requires Production of Software to Review Files - (Doug Austin)
  • Oregon Adopts Metadata Opinion - (Beverly Michaelis)
  • Pa. Cases to Have Long-Term Impact on Police Use of Text Messages - (Ben Present)
  • Post at Your Own Risk: Pennsylvania Court Permits Discovery of Info on Personal Facebook Profile - (Calli Varner)
  • Predictive Coding Could Doom Document Review by Humans - (Andrew Chow)
  • Privacy Case Focuses Justices on the Meaning of ‘Actual Damages’ - (Marcia Coyle)
  • Regress to Neutral: A Response to Robert Owen’s EDD Proposals - (Henry Kelston)
  • Reset to Neutral: Rethinking Preservation Protocol - (Robert Owen)
  • Software Necessary to View Files Subject to Production under NY Freedom of Information Law - (K&L Gates)
  • Teams Work: Jettison Command Hierarchies and Create Collaborative eDiscovery Groups - (Monica Bay)
  • Tell Me Why? (Ralph Losey)
  • The Meat and Potatoes of Meet and Confer – Detroit Legal News - (Mark St. Peter)
  • The Ramifications of a Lack of Cooperation in Electronic Discovery - (Mike Mintz)
  • Turning in Laptop at End of Employment without Claiming Privilege as to Contents Effects Waiver - (Gregory Joseph)
  • When Preservation Requests Are Wielded as Weapons - (Craig Ball)
  • Who Will Save E-Discovery? Say,“Hello” to Big Data! - (Dennis Kiker)
  • Why Legal, IT, Compliance and Investigators Must Work Together! (Johannes Scholtes)
  • Why Not Move Your eDiscovery to the Cloud? – (Greg Buckles)
Reports and Resources
  • Bytes in Brief – Issue 175 – December 2011 - (Sharon Nelson, John Simek)
  • Codes of Conduct Dataset Available to In-House Counsel - (Catherine Dunn)
  • Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial & Other Biometric Information - (NIST)
  • EDDE Journal – Winter 2012 Volume 3, Issue 1 (PDF) – (ABA Section of Science & Technology Law)
  • eDiscovery 2011 Year in Review: Preservation Tops the List Again - (Kroll Ontrack)
  • EMC European Disaster Recovery Survey 2011 - (EMC)
  • Enterprise Strategy Group’s Legal Trends Survey Reveals Alarming Inattention to eDiscovery Spending - (Dean Gonsowski)
  • Law Technology News – December 2011 Digital Edition - (Law Technology News)
  • Less Isn’t More – 2011 Study Shows Less Litigation and Cooperation but More Regulation - (Brian Glaser, Evan Koblentz)
  • The Copyright Misuse Doctrine’s Role in Open and Closed Technology Platforms (PDF) (Jonas Herrell)
  • The e-Discovery 411 November 2011 - (LeclairRyan)
  • The Future of Computing - (NY Times)
  • The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing (PDF) (Peter Mell, Timothy Grance)
Technology and Tactics
  • 5 Ways to Benefit from NIST’s Cloud Roadmap - (Government Computer News)
  • A Deeper Look into Exchange 2010 SP2 - (Casper Manes)
  • Archiving, Business Continuity/DR Should be Part of Every Organization’s Cloud-based Backup Strategy - (Jerome Wendt)
  • ArcMail’s New Cloud Storage Gateway Drives Secure Storage to the Cloud - (PR Web)
  • Better Business Bureau Takes A Firm Stand Against Social Media Credential Fraud - (Bradley Shear)
  • Better Email Management Can Save Companies Billion a Year in Wasted Time - (John Mello)
  • Big IT Vendors Try Buying Their Way Into Cloud - (Jeff Kaplan)
  • Carrier IQ Captures Cell and Internet Usage from Millions without Approval - (Peter Vogal)
  • Christmas Comes Early – Exchange 2010 SP2 is here! (Casper Manes)
  • Cisco, HP Expand Cloud Computing Efforts - (Jeffrey Burt)
  • Could the U.S. Government Start Reading Your Emails? (John Brandon)
  • Europe Wants Unified Privacy Approach: One Data Protection Law, One Single Authority - (Zack Whittaker)
  • Facebook Acquires Social Location Service Gowalla - (Thomas Claburn)
  • Facebook Confesses Failure to Comply with Privacy Laws - (Peter Vogel)
  • Gartner and IDC Cloud Predictions - (Cloud Times)
  • Governmental Tracking of Cell Phones and Vehicles: The Confluence of Privacy, Technology, and Law - (Richard Thompson)
  • IDC on 2012: Prepare for Cloud Wars, Mobile Explosion, Higher IT Spending - (Michael Cooney)
  • IDC:  Storage Growth Slowing to Normal - (Stephen Lawson)
  • Is Law Blogging Just Advertising? The Virginia Bar Thinks So - (Christopher Danzig)
  • Liability for Corporate Misconduct: It Concentrates the Mind - (Fred Krebs)
  • Most Execs Don’t Feel They Can Secure Cloud Infrastructures – Dark Reading - (Tim Wilson)
  • Safari Adventure: 5.1.2 - (Bllawg)
  • The 5th Annual ABA Journal Blawg 100 - (Molly McDonough)
  • The Best Government Social Media Guidelines So Far Come from New Zealand - (Andrea Di Maio)
  • Your Next Storage System - (George Crump)
Twitter Hashtags of the Week
Vendor Views Industry Landscape
  • 17a-4 Announces Release of DataParser 7.0 and Integration of eDiscovery and Law Department DeskTop Portal - (PR Web)
  • A Marvelous Birthday Present for the E-Discovery Community - (Craig Ball)
  • Bayside Capital Completes Gallo Deal - (Wall Street Journal)
  • Complete Discovery Source (CDS) Replicates Its SAS 70 Type II Data Center in Washington, DC -b (Marketwire)
  • C2C Launches PST Enterprise(TM) to Manage the Elimination and Migration of Microsoft Exchange PST - (Marketwire)
  • doeLEGAL Successfully Completes SSAE 16 Type II Data Hosting Audit - (PR Web)
  • Global Relay Brings Compliance to the YellowJacket Trading Community - (PR Web)
  • Harvest Partners Announces Recapitalization of Document Technologies, Inc. - (Business Wire)
  • HP, Autonomy Planning E-Discovery Refresh - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Hyland Software’s OnBase ECM Solution Receives Meaningful Use Certification - (PR Newswire)
  • IE Discovery Certified as ISO 9001 Compliant - (Marketwire)
  • Lexis Launches Advance, its Next-Generation Research Platform - (Robert Ambrogi)
  • Mike Lynch: Autonomy eyes SMB market after HP Acquisition - (Sophie Curtis)
  • Network and Internet Remote Collection Tools - (Sean Doherty)
  • Nogacom Releases NogaLogic 3.8 Data Classification Solution - (PR Web)
  • Nuix Releases 1000x$100 Powerful eDiscovery and Electronic Investigation Licenses to Raise Money for Charity - (PR Web)
  • OpenText Introduces First Auto-Classification Solution with Built-in Transparency and Defensibility - (Canada Newswire)
  • OrangeLT - The Gift of Proven Project Management – (Orange Legal Technologies)
  • Proofpoint Partners With TELUS, Expanding Offerings Throughout Canada - (Marketwire)
  • Relativity 7.3 Pre-Release Now Available - (kCura)
  • Reed Technology Launches Web Preserver, Web Page Capture and Archiving Service - (Business Wire)
  • RSA Named in Leaders Category in Both IT GRC and eGRC Platform Evaluations by Independent Research Firm - (PR Newswire)
  • StoredIQ Extends Information Governance to the Cloud with Support for Microsoft Office 365 - (Business Wire)
  • Symantec Unites Virtual and Physical Backups With the Impending Release of Backup Exec 2012 - (Marketwire)
  • The Oliver Group Will No Longer Be Charging for DAF Travel Time in NY, CT, MA, RI and NJ - (PR Web)
eDiscovery Events