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 14, 2011

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - December 14, 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

  • A Fish Story | Ball in your Court - (Craig Ball)
  • Authentication of Internet Archive Evidence - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Awash in Electronic Data, US Agencies Turn to Vendors for Help - (Robert Hilson)
  • Backup Tapes and Archives Bursting at the Seams? The 7 Year Itch Has Technology to Answer Scratch - (Allison Walton)
  • Balancing Automation And Hands-On Review In eDiscovery | Forbes - (Jon Resnick)
  • Beware Of Dupes - (James Shook)
  • Cross Spoliation Claims for Lost Video & Witness Statements - (Josh Gilliland)
  • Deciding Where to Review Overseas Client’s Documents - (Michael Gertzman)
  • Delaware Federal Judge Rules Defendants Can Be Served via Email - (Jeff Mordock)
  • Details of EU Data Protection Reform Reveal Dramatic Proposed Changes - (Bret Cohen)
  • District of Delaware Adopts Revised Default Standards for Discovery | Electronic Discovery Law - (K&L Gates)
  • eDiscovery Production Without Review - (Albert Barsocchini)
  • Draft EU Data Protection Regulation Leaked - (Dan Cooper, Kristof Van Quathem)
  • eDiscovery: Automating the Litigation Process - (James Berriman)
  • Effective Project Management is Essential - (Kevin Nichols)
  • Federal Court Gives Metadata Experts a Break | E-Discovery Law Review - (Lisa Myers)
  • Forecasting Governance and Compliance Trends for 2012 - (Shannon Green)
  • How Digital Forensics Detects Insider Theft | Informationweek - (Mathew Schwartz)
  • In E-Discovery, Even Google Needs Help: Oracle Case is Lesson in Complexity of Privilege Search - (Jim Eidelman, Bob Ambrogi)
  • Ineffective Privilege Review Leads to Inadvertent Waiver in Rolling Document Production - (Gibbons)
  • In-House Compliance Requires Companywide Efforts - (Catherine Dunn)
  • In re Facebook Privacy Litigation – Uphill Battle for Plaintiffs | E-Discovery Law Alert - (Gibbons)
  • Inspection Demands – What is a Reasonable Inquiry? (Katherine Gallo)
  • Legal Experts:  Attorneys Have an Affirmative Duty to Address Social Media Evidence - (John Patzakis)
  • Legal Outsourcing: Is the Bloom Already off the Rose? | WSJ Law Blog - (Jennifer Smith)
  • Litigants Beware: Create Reasonable Document Requests or Else You Might Be Paying for it in the Future - (Mike Hamilton)
  • More “Top” Predictions: Top Ten eDiscovery Predictions for 2012 - (Dean Gonsowski)
  • ‘Pippins v. KPMG’ Order Highlights Preservation Burdens - (Christopher Boehning, Daniel Toal)
  • Sanctions Ordered for Failure to Adequately “Preserve, Search and Collect Potentially Relevant Information” - (K&L Gates)
  • Secrets of Search – Part One | E-Discovery Team - (Ralph Losey)
  • Should Freedom of Information Requests Extend to Technology and Software Systems? (Ben Kerschberg)
  • Singapore: Electronic Discovery And Inspection Of Compound Documents (PDF) - (Rajah Tann)
  • Still No Bright-Line Rules on Spoliation Sanctions - (Keith Brandofino, Ian Goldrich)
  • The Debate Continues: Should Preservation Rules Be Changed? - (Robert Owen)
  • The Fifth Annual Gibbons eDiscovery Conference Closes With Helpful Guidance On Drafting Records Management Policies - (Gibbons)
  • The Myth Of eDiscovery Commoditization: How To Move From Good To Great Vendors - (George Kiersted)
  • Utah Discovery Rule Changes: Proportionality - (Bentley Briggs & Lynch)
  • Why Not Move Your eDiscovery to the Cloud (Part 2) – (Greg Buckles)
  • Wood Carves Out 2012 Document Review Trends - (Evan Koblentz)
  • You Do Want To Know What eDiscovery / eDisclosure Is Costing You, Surely? (Chris Dale)
Reports and Resources
  • A New Objective Electronic Discovery Resource - (Sharon Nelson)
  • A Portal to In-House Technology in 2012 - (Michael Roach)
  • CSC Cloud Usage Index – Survey of over 3.5K Cloud Users Internationally (PDF) (CSC)
  • Case Law Update and Trends - (Kroll Ontrack)
  • Fortune 500 and Social Media: Have America’s Largest Companies Reached a Social Media Plateau? (PDF) (Nora Barnes, Justina Adonian)
  • Text REtrieval Conference (TREC) Call For Participation in TREC 2012 - (NIST)
Technology and Tactics
  • 8 Most Notorious Cybercrime Busts Of 2011 - (Ericka Chickowski)
  • A Case for Forensic Polygraph Testing in New Jersey - (Ken Blackstone)
  • Congress Should Not Weaken Video Privacy Protection Act to Benefit Netflix & Facebook - Shear)
  • Create SharePoint Checklists to Boost Firm Efficiency - (Mark Gerow)
  • Disruptions:  Privacy Fades in Facebook Era - (Nick Bilton)
  • Does a Naked Retweet Carry an Endorsement by a Lawyer or Law Firm? (Kevin O’Keefe)
  • Does a PIN Prevent Someone From Accessing Your Phone’s Data? (Sharon Nelson)
  • Does New Missouri Law Muzzle Teachers on Facebook? (Vivian Berger)
  • Exchange 2010 SP2: Hybrid Configuration Wizard Makes It Easier To Adopt The #Cloud - Robicheaux)
  • Four Prerequisites of an Enterprise Cloud-based Backup Provider | DCIG - (Jerome Wendt)
  • Get Ready for Forrester’s Social Thunderstorms | Tech Europe WSJ - (Neil Mcintosh)
  • How to Create and Implement an Information Management Policy - (Tom Turner)
  • How To Spot Malicious Insiders Before Data Theft – (Mathew Schwartz)
  • IIROC Updates Social Media Guidelines - (Chad Bockius)
  • Judge Hits Blogger with $2.5 Million Charge for Not Being a Journalist - (Peter Pachal)
  • Legislation Lags Location-Based Data Tracking - (Michelle Manafy)
  • Lexis Says Social Networking Lags at Large Firms - (Evan Koblenz)
  • Mapping the Cloudscape | Slaw - (Jack Newton)
  • New Data Protection Board to Co-ordinate EU-wide Enforcement, says Commissioner - (Pinsent Masons)
  • No Email at Work? Inconceivable! (Casper Manes)
  • Privacy Update at Google and Microsoft - (Peter Vogel)
  • Your Ethical And Legal Duties When Using Wireless Networks | Forbes - (Ben Kerschberg)
Twitter Hashtags of the Week
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape

  • AccessData(R) Named SC Innovator for Second Year by SC Magazine – MarketWatch (Business Wire)
  • ASG Software Solutions Acquires Data Management Software Firm Atempo | MarketWatch - Wire)
  • Autonomy Positioned in Leaders Quadrant of 2011 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving - (PR Newswire)
  • Cisco CloudVerse: Build One Private Cloud, Multiple Hypervisors - (Charles Babcock)
  • Daegis Reports Fiscal 2012 Second Quarter Financial Results - (Business Wire)
  • Digital Reasoning Gets More Dough For Big Data Intelligence Push - (Barb Darrow)
  • From ABBYY to ZL Technologies: What’s in a Name, Part II - (Brendan McKenna)
  • Happy Holidays: The Gift of Project Management - (Orange Legal Technologies)
  • HP Announces Autonomy’s Software Will be Integrated Across All Products - (Jasmine Aston)
  • Huron Legal Adds Digital Evidence Services to its eDiscovery Offerings | e-Disclosure Information Project - (Chris Dale)
  • Interlegis Offers Free eDiscovery Technologies - (Press Release)
  • IPRO Tech, Inc. Announces Release of eCapture 6.0 - (Marketwire)
  • kCura Selected as a 2011 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for National Winner - (Press Release)
  • KPMG Reports FY 2011 Revenue of $22.7B - (Reuters)
  • Kroll Ontrack Announces Ten Data Recovery Stories You Have To See To Believe - (Press Release)
  • Kroll Ontrack Sees Data, Guidance, Pricing Among 2011 EDD Struggles - (Evan Koblentz)
  • LDiscovery Announces Release of RCMgr 3.0 - (PR Newswire)
  • Legal Talk Network Releases Digital Detectives Podcast: “The Future of E-Discovery” - (Digital Samurai)
  • LexisNexis puts MarkLogic to work in Big Data Makeover - (Barb Darrow)
  • Nextpoint Introduces Saved Search Functionality Across Technology Platform: (Press Release)
  • OpenText Positioned as an Enterprise Content Management Leader by Two Independent Research Firms - (PR Newswire)
  • Revinetix RevOS 4.0 Bridges the Physical-Virtual Gap with All-in-One Solution - (DCIG)
  • Search Software Indexes Social Feeds, Gmail | InformationWeek – (David Carr)
  • Sensei Enterprises Announces New Pricing Structure for Computer Forensics and eDiscovery - (Sensei Enterprises)
  • Sonian Positioned in 2011 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving - (Marketwire)
  • Stroz Friedberg Opens New Office and Digital Forensics Lab in Seattle - (PR Newswire)
  • TERIS Named Relativity ‘Best in Service’ Partner - (PR Web)
  • Thomson Elite Plans Acquisitions for 2012 - (Evan Koblentz)
eDiscovery Events