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, January 25, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - January 25, 2012

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 Practical Framework for Implementing Legal Holds - (Ben Kerschberg)
  • Amended Expert Discovery: One Year Later, Has Anything Changed? (William Gussman)
  • An eDiscovery Primer - (Dian Schaffhauser)
  • Cloud Computing And Social Media: Electronic Discovery Considerations And Best Practices - (Ashish Prasad)
  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Continues to be "Employer Friendly" - (James La Rocca)
  • Costs Driving Parties to Paper-era Discovery, say US District Judges - (Robert Hilson)
  • DLP and eDiscovery: Two Sides of the Same Governance Coin? (Simon Robinson)
  • eDiscovery is Just Discovery - (Howard Sklar)
  • Failure to Produce Originals Could be Spoliation in Third Circuit | Electronic Discovery Law - (K&L Gates)
  • Federal Judge in Denver Rules Suspect Must Unlock Her Computer - (John Ingold)
  • Justices Say GPS Tracker Violated Privacy Rights - (Michael Arkfeld)
  • If the ‘Cloud’ is not Safe Enough for Los Angeles, is it Safe Enough for You? (Robert Hilson)
  • Improving Collaboration Between Inside and Outside Counsel in E-Discovery - (@eDiscoveryBeat)
  • In Civil Litigation, 'Private' Social Media Data Isn't Private - (Aaron Crews)
  • In 'U.S. v. Jones,' Supreme Court Rules No Warrantless GPS Tracking - (Joshua Engel)
  • Is It Legal for Employers to Secretly Track an Employee's Personal Vehicle 24/7 for One Month? Perhaps! (Philip Gordon)
  • News Corp. Must Search Laptops: Judge - (Eric Larson)
  • No Legal Recourse for Targets of 'Gripe Sites' - (Stephen Kramarsky)
  • Not So Fast: 95 Million Reasons to Carefully Select and Limit Search Terms | Gibbons - (Jennifer Thibodaux)
  • Preparing for eDiscovery in Outsourcing Contracts | Mayer Brown - (Shawn Doran, Kim Leffert, Brad Peterson)
  • Pricing: The Small Case eDiscovery Dilemma - (Tom O'Connor)
  • Recent Regulatory Guidance from the SEC on the Use of Social Media - (Gibbons)
  • Reducing Costs And Risks Associated With ESI Preservation Through Legacy Data Remediation - (M. Cohen, B. Sullivan)
  • Relevance: The Most Important Limitation on Discovery Abuse? (Dennis Kiker)
  • Right-Thinking E-Discovery Project Management - (Brett Burney)
  • Same Rules Apply to eDiscovery of Social Media as to All ESI - (Mike Hamilton)
  • SEC Charges Investment Adviser In Social Media Scam - (Paul McCurdy, Evan Barnes)
  • Smile for the Discovery Production - (Josh Gilliland)
  • Social Media Landmines: The Impact On Employers - (George Hlavac, Edward Easterly)
  • Supreme Court Decision in Warrantless GPS Tracking Case Offers Little Guidance in Consumer Privacy - (Christopher Wolf)
  • The Story Behind Delaware's Default E-Discovery Standard - (Mark Michels)
  • This Year's eDiscovery Buzzword: A Vendor's Perspective - (Michael Roach)
  • Unexpected Challenges of Enterprise Remote Collection - (Greg Buckles)
  • Use of Predictive Coding in Healthcare eDiscovery: The Light is Green, But Proceed With Caution (PDF) (Alaap Shaah)
  • What Does The Supreme Court's "GPS Decision" Mean For Private Employers? (Littler)
  • When Can a Doctor’s Note Excuse You From Sanctions? (Catherine Kiernan)
  • When Uncle Sam Can Demand You Decrypt Laptop - (Mathew Schwartz)
  • Year of the Dragon – and Predictive Coding. Will eDiscovery Landscape Be Forever Changed - (Mathew Nelson)
Reports and Resources
  • 2012 @ LegalTech NY: Schedules, Sponsors and Exhibitors - (ALM)
  • 2012 eDiscovery, Info Governance & Data Analytics Forecast - (Barry Murphy)
  • EDRM Projects Advance eDiscovery Industry Standards - (Press Release)
  • Electronic Discovery and Sanctions for Spoliation: Perspectives from the Classroom - (Robert Weninger)
  • Global Legal Services Industry to Reach US$647 Billion by 2015, According to a New Report - (PR Web)
  • ILTA White Paper: Tech Potpourri - (ILTA)
  • Fourth Annual Law Department Operations Survey Results Announced - (PR Newswire)
  • Made in Heaven or Marriage from Hell? Social Media and the Financial Sector (PDF) (Cicero Consulting)
  • The First Facebook Firing Case Under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act -Exploring the Limits of Labor Law Protection for Concerted Communication on Social Media - (Christine Neylon O'Brien)
  • The Top Downloads at PracticePRO in 2011 - (Dan Pinnington)
Technology and Tactics
  • 5 Tips For Sending Health Data To Cloud - (Nicole Lewis)
  • Amazon Launches Big Data Service - (Charles Babcock)
  • Archiving Anyone? An Updated Compilation of Leading Enterprise Archiving Providers - (@ComplexD)
  • Change Is In The Air: CIO Magazine Poll Results - (Chuck Hollis)
  • Cloud Decision Time for CFOs | CIO - (Sandra Gittlen)
  • Developing a Game Plan to Minimize Data Breaches - (Mark Gottlieb, William Pilsbury)
  • EU Privacy Rules to Include Leak Disclosure Within 24 Hours - (Cornelius Rahn)
  • Gartner Says Master Data Management Is Critical to Effective Information Governance - Release)
  • Google Kills More Services - (Nancy Gohring)
  • Health Care Is Next Frontier for Big Data - (WSJ)
  • How CIOs and Other IT Leaders Can Enable Social Business - (Tim Walker)
  • Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Program Turns 10 Years Old - (John Mello)
  • Millnet: The Right to be Forgotten - (Charles Holloway)
  • New Legal Terms from Google - (Peter Vogel)
  • NoSQL Is Going Mainstream - (Kim Davis)
  • Oracle's Hadoop move Could Push Rivals Toward Big Data Bundles - (Jaikumr Vijayan)
  • Personally Predictable Information - (Albert Barsocchini)
  • Social Compliance Standards for Global Supply Chains - (Catherine Dunn)
  • Some Rosy Predictions for Windows Phone 7 - (Brian Chen)
  • Twitter Buys Summify for the Next 500 Million Users - (Jon Mitchell)
Twitter Hashtags of the Week
Vendor Views Industry Landscape
  • An eDiscovery Conundrum: Nuix or Relativity? Which to Use, and When? (Project Counsel)
  • Avansic Hires Lawyer and eDiscovery Expert Tom O'Connor as Director of Professional Services - (Press Release)
  • BIA to Preview the New TotalDiscovery Social Media Data Collection Feature at LegalTech - (Press Release)
  • C2C Improves Data Collection, Reduces eDiscovery Costs and Risk With Automated PST Management - (Press Release)
  • CommVault Expands Power of Industry-Leading SnapShot Technology with New IntelliSnap Connect Program - (Press Release)
  • Compliance Hires Legal Project Management Expert Todd Kunz, Esq. - (Business Wire)
  • Considering Automated Predictive Review? (@OrangeLT)
  • CY4OR’s New Head of eDisclosure Shares His Thoughts on CY4OR - (Nick Pollard)
  • EHSI Takes eDiscovery In-House with Symantec’s Enterprise Vault and Clearwell eDiscovery Platform - (Press Release)
  • Equivio Releases Zoom, an eDiscovery Platform for Predictive Coding and Analytics - (PR Newswire)
  • Global EDD Group Celebrates The Year Of The Dragon With Expanded Asia Pacific Services - Release)
  • Global EDD Group Introduces iReview Analytics™ for Electronic Discovery - (Press Release)
  • Guidance Software to Announce 2011 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Financial Results - (Business Wire)
  • Herbert Smith Partners with Recommind to Drive Firm's Innovative Approach to eDiscovery - Release)
  • Hudson Legal Prepares Expansion Into Consulting - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Leading Computer Forensics Company Introduces New Data Recovery Triage Product - (Marketwire)
  • MerlinOne To Level the Playing Field with Level Review 3.0 at Legal Tech New York - (Business Wire)
  • Mindseye TunnelVision Streamlines eDiscovery Workflow through Seamless Integration with Relativity - (PR Web)
  • New Release of Computer Forensics Product Further Enhances Data Recovery of Internet-Related Evidence - (Marketwire)
  • NTP Software Announces File Data Compliance, Governance, and Security Solution - Wire)
  • OrangeLT™ Adopts eDiscovery Predictive Coding Technology from OrcaTec - (@OrangeLT)
  • Pinpoint Labs Releases Net Harvester - (Press Release)
  • Predictive Coding Gaining Acceptance As A Defensible eDiscovery Tool - (Warwick Sharp)
  • Recommind's Revenue Leaps 95% in Record-Setting 2011 - (Press Release)
  • Reduce Over-Preservation: One Of Many Uses Of Technology - (Howard Sklar)
  • Sonian To Acquire Webroot's Email Archiving Business - (Press Release)
  • Symantec's Clearwell eDiscovery Platform to Offer Transparent Predictive Coding - (Marketwire)
  • TCDI Announces a Major Version Release of eDiscovery Document Review and Production Platform (PR Newswire)
  • Top Government Agencies Join Guidance Software to Discuss Data Visibility - (Business Wire)
  • Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Deploys ZL Technologies' Archiving and E-Discovery Solutions - Wire)
  • US DOJ (ATR, CIV, CRT and TAX Divisions) Select Relativity for In-house eDiscovery - (Marketwatch)
  • World Software Corporation Launches Worldox GX3 Professional at LegalTech NY - (Press Release)
2012 eDiscovery Events


5th International Conference on Computers, Privacy & Data Protection
January 25 - 27, 2012
Brussels, Belgium

LegalTech New York 2012
January 30 - February 1, 2012
New York, NY

8th Annual Law Firm Chief Information & Technology Officers Forum
January 31 - February 1, 2012
New York, NY


LegalIT Business Show March 6 - 7, 2012
London, UK

IP Counsel Forum
March 7 - 8, 2012
San Jose, CA

AIIM 2012 Conference
March 20 - 22, 2012
San Francisco, CA

The Sedona Conference Institute's 6th Annual Program on Staying Ahead of the eDiscovery
March 22 - 23, 2012
St. Louis, MO

March 29-31, 2012
Chicago, IL


ACEDS 2012 Conference
April 2 - 4, 2012
Hollywood, FL

12th Annual Super Conference
April 23 - 24, 2012
Chicago, IL


2012 World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting
May 3 - 4, 2012
Washington, DC

INSIGHT 2012 Law Firm IT - Conference and Exposition
May 8 - 9, 2012
London, UK

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

CEIC 2012
May 21 - 24, 2012
Summerlin, NV

LegalTech West Coast 2012
May 22-23, 2012
Los Angeles, CA


ILO Global Counsel Congress
June 14, 2012
New York, NY


Carmel Valley eDiscovery Retreat
July 22 - 24, 2012
Carmel, CA


ILTA Annual Conference 2012
August 26 - 30, 2012
Washington, DC


Intermountain eDiscovery Conference 2012
September 13, 2012 (Planning)
Salt Lake City, UT

ACC Annual Meeting
September 30 - October 3, 2012
Orlando, FL


EDI Leadership Summit 2012
October 17 - 19, 2012
Fort Lauderdale, FL