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 21, 2011

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - December 21, 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 Brief Compendium of Boneheaded eDiscovery Mistakes | Ball in your Court - (Craig Ball)
  • A Lawyer’s Guide To The Top 13 Social Media Issues | Abrams Fensterman - (Sharon Stiller)
  • Chief Judge Finds That Alteration of Facebook Page Can Lead to Spoliation Inference - (Gibbons)
  • Congress Says eDiscovery Not a Burden – What Do You Think? (Greg Buckles)
  • Court Finds Costs Related to Database “Used as Means of Document Production” are Taxable but Reverses Award in Light of Cost Sharing Agreement - (K&L Gates)
  • Crowdsourcing Legal Data: Are We All eDiscovery Agents Now? (New Legal Review)
  • Delaware’s Default eDiscovery Developments - (Mark Michels)
  • Digital Data on Patients Raises Risk of Breaches - (Nicole Perlroth)
  • Discovery of Financial Info Relevant to Punitive Damage Determination Prior to Summary Judgement – (Gregory Joseph)
  • Discovery Order Relieves Party of Review of 65 Million E-Documents - (Mary Pat Gallagher)
  • eDiscovery Confidential: A Look Ahead At 2012 | Business Computing World - (Kurt Jensen)
  • eDiscovery Pitches Meet Sabermetrics - (Evan Koblentz)
  • eDiscovery Technology And Attorney Review: A Defensible Strategy - (Thomas Svoboda)
  • Electronic Discovery of Your Facebook Profile - (Jones McClure)
  • e-Tips and Traps: Is Connecticut Ready for New eDiscovery Rules? (Bill Murray, Andy Thibault)
  • Fears of eDiscovery Burden Are Exaggerated - (Ariana Tadler, Henry Kelston)
  • Getting the Most From the Custodian Interview | The e-Discovery Myth - (Daryl Shetterly)
  • House Judiciary Subcommittee: No Need to Act on EDD Costs - (Henry Kelston)
  • Kozinski’s 9th Circuit Gives Computer-Crime Statute a Workout - (Ginny LaRoe)
  • LCJ Initiatives For eDiscovery, FRCP And The Future | The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel - (Gino Marchetti)
  • Misadventures in Searching Unallocated Space - (Josh Gilliland)
  • New Federal Circuit Model Order Significantly Limits eDiscovery In Patent Cases - (Bredan Schulman)
  • New Utah Rule 26: A Blueprint for Proportionality in eDiscovery - (Philip Favro)
  • Plaintiffs Have Their Own Duty to Preserve - (Paul Weiner)
  • Plaintiffs Score a Pair of Wins in Social Media Decisions - (Ben Present)
  • Private Messages Subject to FOI, Says Regulator - (Pinsent Masons)
  • Q&A with The Sedona Conference’s John Rabiej - (Matthew Nelson)
  • Risk of Future Injury Not Enough for Standing in Hacking Suit (David Gialanella)
  • Secrets of Search – Part II | eDiscovery Team - (Ralph Losey)
  • Social Media, e-Discovery Bring IT, Legal Closer Together - (Marisa Peacock)
  • Social Media is Investigator’s Information Goldmine - (David Pelligrinella)
  • Strong Objections to the Magistrate Judge’s Order in ‘Pippins’ - (Leonard Deutchman)
  • The Affirmative Legal Duty to Address Social Media Evidence – (John Browning)
  • The Legal Landscape for Online Data Collection - (Richard Raysman, Peter Brown)
  • Twitter and Technology-Assisted Document Review: The Downside of Uninformed Prejudice - (Chris Dale)
  • UK Clarifies Law on Information Held in Private Email Accounts - (Information Commissioner’s Office)
Reports and Resources
  • ARMA and EDRM Jointly Release White Paper to Provide Guidance on Information Governance – (Press Release)
  • eDiscovery Market Player Research: A 5×5 Snapshot - (@ComplexD)
  • Four Prerequisites for eDiscovery / Early Case Assessment Products - (Joshua Kunkle)
  • Information Security Resources From Sensei and RTL Readers – (Sharon Nelson)
  • NYSBA Publishes Guidelines for “Best Practices In eDiscovery | E-Discovery Law Alert -
  • The 12 Days of Remediation, A Holiday Classic | ESIBytes - (Karl Schienemann)
  • The 2011 Law Firm Billing Survey - (The National Law Journal)
  • The Future of Review: eDiscovery Market Landscape Report - (Katey Wood)
  • The Radicati Group Releases “eDiscovery – Market Quadrant, 2011″ – (Marketwire)
  • The ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ – Worth Remembering? | Computer Law and Security Review - (Jeff Ausloos)
  • The Size of the U.S. eDiscovery Market - (Rees Morrison)
  • Top Ten Trends for Legal Outsourcing in 2012 (PDF) (Fronterion)
Technology and Tactics
  • 5 Big Database Breaches Of Late 2011 | InformationWeek - (Ericka Chickowski)
  • 5 Ways To Increase Email Policy Compliance - (Jeff Orloff)
  • 2011: A Year of Opinions on Legal Technology - (Michael Roach)
  • An Update on Governing Cloud Computing - (WIll Hornsby, Joseph Duffy)
  • Are Storage Vendors Shopping For SSD Companies? - (George Crump)
  • Blueprint for a Secure Cyber Future - (US Department of Homeland Security)
  • Chinese Law Firms Get Social on Weibo, ‘China’s Twitter’ (Ben Lewis)
  • Facebook’s New Timeline: Important Privacy Settings to Adjust Now | - (Kristin Burnham)
  • First Look At The SP2 Hybrid Configuration Wizards - (Casper Manes)
  • Health Information Exchanges Cross Interoperability Milestone | Informationweek - (Nicole Lewis)
  • How Effective is Internal Control Reporting under SOX 404? (Sarah Rice, David Weber)
  • How to Avoid the Information Management Dark Ages - (Charles Regan)
  • HP Takes Its Maturing Deduplication 2.0 Story into the Enterprise - (Jerome Wendt)
  • Judge Rules ‘Uncomfortable’ Tweets and Blog Posts Are Protected Speech - (Zoe Tillman)
  • New Restrictions on Social Networking Sites | - (Edward Wong)
  • Process Analysis: A Necessary First Step To Automation - (Mike Fratto)
  • Seagate Completes Acquisition of Samsung’s HDD Business | CIO - (John Ribeiro)
  • Silicon Valley Practitioner Discusses Technology M&A | The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel - (Craig Adas)
  • The Case For A Holistic View Of The Enterprise Software Market | InformationWeek - (Josh Greenbaum)
  • Troubleshooting Exchange 2010 SP2 Installation - (Casper Manes)
  • When to Engage (or Not) in the Social Media Conversation - (John Hellerman, Rudy Burwell)
Twitter Hashtags of the Week
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape

  • 9 Top Trends in eDiscovery #4: eDiscovery in the Cloud - (Christine Taylor)
  • A Complete Managed Review Service - (Orange Legal Technologies)
  • Announcing OrcaTec Echo™: Making Email Archiving Usable - (PR Web)
  • Catalyst Expands in Asia with New Offices, Added Staff - (Bob Ambrogi)
  • Compare and Contrast: Network and Internet Remote Collection Tools - (Sean Doherty)
  • Day Pitney Turns Social Media Into a Practice Area - (Marie Grady)
  • FTI Consulting CEO Jack Dunn Sells $2.2M - (Bill Murphy)
  • ILTA Tech Survey and Technolawyer Affirm Workshare’s Focus on World Class Software and Service – (PR Web)
  • Inorganic Growth – Proofpoint Refills the IPO Pipeline - (Brenon Daly)
  • IPRO Tech, Inc. Second Most Widely Used eDiscovery Software Vendor, According to AmLaw Tech Survey – (Marketwire)
  • Is Social Software Vendor Telligent Really Gaining Leverage Here? (Kashyap Kompella)
  • LDM Global Announces Launch of Processing and Hosting Managed Services - (Legal IT Professionals)
  • Leading Analyst Firm Positions CommVault as a Challenger in Magic Quadrant Report - (PR Newswire)
  • Legal Talk Network Releases Digital Detectives Podcast: Cost Effective eDiscovery in Small Cases – (Legal Talk Network)
  • LSPA and ACEDS Form Strategic Alliance - (Press Release)
  • Mike Lynch: Man on a Mission | ComputerworldUK - (Anh Nguyen)
  • New CaseCentral Cloud Connect Software Advances Self-ServiceeDiscovery - (Press Release)
  • Nextpoint Announces Tumblr Support in Cloud Preservation Product – (PR Web)
  • O’Neil DataTech LLC Announces Intandem Solutions Limited’s RMBridge™ Certification - (PR Web)
  • OrcaTec Automates Data Collection, Plans Review - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Planet Data Announces Exego Version 3 - (Press Release)
  • Proofpoint Positioned in Leading Analyst Firm’s 2011 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving - (Marketwire)
  • Reveal Data Corporation Adds Full Production Module to eDiscovery Solution; Announces InControl 3.5 – (PR Web)
  • Ride The Lightning: Making E-Discovery Costs More Transparent and Predictable - (Sensei Enterprises)
  • Syncplicity Launches Security and Compliance Console - (Business Wire)
  • The Booming Business of Surveillance Technology - (Albert Barsocchini)
  • ZyLAB eDiscovery and Info Management Experts Share their Recap of the Top Trends of 2011 – (Mary Mack, Johannes Scholtes)

2012 eDiscovery Events


LegalTech New York 2012

January 30 – February 1, 2012
New York, NY
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8th Annual Law Firm Chief Information & Technology Officers Forum

January 31 – February 1, 2012
New York, NY
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IP Counsel Forum

March 7 – 8, 2012
San Jose, CA
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AIIM 2012 Conference

March 20 – 22, 2012
San Francisco, CA
Click here for more information.

The Sedona Conference Institute’s 6th Annual Program on Staying Ahead of the eDiscovery Curve

March 22 – 23, 2012
St. Louis, MO
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March 29-31, 2012
Chicago, IL
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ACEDS 2012 Conference
April 2 – 4, 2012
Hollywood, FL
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12th Annual Super Conference

April 23 – 24, 2012
Chicago, IL
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2012 World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting

May 3 – 4, 2012
Washington, DC
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INSIGHT 2012 Law Firm IT – Conference and Exposition

May 8 – 9, 2012
London, UK
Click here for more information.

EDRM 2012 – 2013 Kickoff Meeting
May 16 – 17, 2012
St. Paul, MN
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CEIC 2012

May 21 – 24, 2012
Summerlin, NV
Click here for more information.

LegalTech West Coast 2012

May 22-23, 2012
Los Angeles, CA
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ILO Global Counsel Congress
June 14, 2012
New York, NY
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Carmel Valley eDiscovery Retreat
July 22 – 24, 2012
Carmel, CA
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ILTA Annual Conference 2012
August 26 – 30, 2012
Washington, DC
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Intermountain eDiscovery Conference 2012
September 20, 2012 (Planning)
Salt Lake City, UT

ACC Annual Meeting
September 30 – October 3, 2012
Orlando, FL
Click here for more information.