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).

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - February 1, 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
  • 7th Circuit Pilot Program Could Have Wide-Ranging Impact - (Mathieu Shapiro, Aaron Peskin)
  • A Reply to Information Scientist’s Critique of “Secrets of Search” Article - (Ralph Losey)
  • Applying E-Discovery Best Practices to Cloud Computing - (Christine Soares)
  • Budgeting for #eDiscovery: Exploring your Approach to Cost Control and Transparency - (@eDiscoveryBeat)
  • Chris Paskach, Partner at KPMG Forensic Technology Services, on Statistical Sampling - (@LXBN)
  • Cost-Shifting Could Be a Pleasant Surprise After Litigation - (Kevin Brady, Jill Agro)
  • Discoverability and Spoliation in Online Social Networks - (Sean Sullivan)
  • DLA Piper's Browning Marean on E-Discovery Proportionality - (@LawTechNews)
  • eDiscovery Judges in Charlotte: Advice, Technology, and Specializations - (Cat Casey)
  • Electronic Discovery: It’s Just Technology, Right? (Daryl Shetterly, Howard Reissner)
  • LegalTech Panel Examines eDiscovery Challenges in Europe - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Microsoft's John Frank Examines eDiscovery's Impact on Global Ethics - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Must Parent and Attachment Files Be Kept Together? (Thomas Smith, Matthew Collins)
  • NLRB Report Challenges Validity of Many Commonly Used Social Media Policies - (Philip Gordon)
  • Obtaining Discovery in China for Use in US Litigation | China Law Insight - (Meg Utterback)
  • Plaintiff Sanctioned for Burning Personal Computer - (K&L Gates)
  • Printing ESI & Scanning It Is Not OK - (Josh Gilliland)
  • Proposed EU Privacy Rules Add to the Burden on International Businesses - (Gibson Dunn)
  • Ralph Losey of Jackson Lewis on Predictive Coding and Transparency in E-Discovery - (@LXBN)
  • Rules Road Map: A Quick Guide to How eDiscovery Rules are Updated - (Patrick Oot)
  • Smart Sampling in eDiscovery - (Tom Turner, John Tredennick)
  • State Panel Adopts 'Zubulake' in Faulting Handling of E-Mails - (Brendan Pierson)
  • The 7 Deadly Sins of Document Review - (Dalton Young)
  • The Case for Meaningful, Rule-Based Guidance on eDiscovery Matters - (Michael B. Hayes, Stephen Grossman)
  • The Document from Hell--aka The "Privilege Log" (Katherine Gallo)
  • The Democratization of eDiscovery: 2011 The Year in Review - (Cecil Lynn)
  • The NLRB Updates And Illuminates Its Social Media Stance - (Michael Schmidt)
  • The Safe Side Isn't - (Craig Ball)
  • True Grit: Scrapping for eDiscovery Clients, Firms Seek The Right Mix - (Robyn Weisman, Monica Bay)
  • Why Cleantech Investors Should Get Ready for eDiscovery - (Gaston Kroub)
Reports and Resources
  • A Proactive Approach to eDiscovery (Infographic) - (EMC)
  • Cowen Group Survey Predicts Big Revenue Spike for Litigation Support - (Monica Bay)
  • Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Thresholds Revised for 2012 - (@JDSupra)
  • Iron Mountain Survey: Law Firms Closing the Gap Between Paper and Electronic Records - (Business Wire)
  • Kelso on Standards of Review & Proportionality, Congruence, & Symmetry - (Randall Kelso)
  • LTN Technology Vendor Survey Shows Strong Optimism in 2012 - (David Snow)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions in 2012 - (Adam Emmerich)
  • New Zealand: Overhaul of High Court Discovery Rules - (ILO)
  • NIST Issues Guidelines on Public Cloud Security, Privacy - (Michael Beder)
  • Statistics and Sampling for eDiscovery: A Glossary and FAQ - (Herb Roitblat)
  • The Cost of a Case: How Much Difference Does eDiscovery Make? (Graphic) (The National Law Journal)
Technology and Tactics
  • 5 Common Outlook Errors and How to Fix Them - (Jeff Orloff)
  • 20% of IT Workers Now Using Apple | Computer Business Review - (Allan Swann)
  • Elephants Never Forget - (Robert Ambrogi)
  • Email Service, Technology Providers Creating Security Standard - (ProofPoint)
  • Finders, Keepers: Improve Business by Tailoring Websites to Visitor Needs - (Tam Hebert)
  • Google Study: Social Media Enhances Privacy - (Thomas Claburn)
  • HDFS: Coming Soon To An Array Near You - (Chuck Hollis)
  • Information Governance and ROI - (James Amsler)
  • Is Homeland Security Watching You Online? (Eric Sinrod)
  • Upcoming Compliance Deadline for Massachusetts Service Provider Contracts | Hogan Lovells - (Kate Abramson)
  • U.S. Cybersecurity Efforts Trigger Privacy Concerns (Lolita Baldor)
  • VMWare and Citrix Square Off in "DropBox for Enterprise" as Tablets Evolve VDI - (Joshua Konkle)
Twitter Hashtags of the Week
Vendor Views Industry Landscape
  • A Look Behind the Curtain - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Acuity Managed Document Review from FTI Consulting - (PR Newswire)
  • Am Law 200 Polsinelli Shughart Chooses IPRO Eclipse as Firm-Wide Review Platform - (Marketwire)
  • Announcing the NEW Summation! With Support Update - (Tim Leehealey)
  • Autonomy's Market-Leading Meaning-Based Solution Unifies and Simplifies eDiscovery - (PR Newsire)
  • Clustify 3.0 Adds Integration with a Broad Range of Databases and e-Discovery Tools (Press Release)
  • CommVault Unveils New Simpana Software Innovations - (Press Release)
  • Discover Ready: 2012 Prediction: Predictive Coding Arrives, Ready or Not - (James Wagner)
  • DTI and Perpetually Announce Strategic Partnership - (@LegalIT Professionals)
  • eDiscovery Expert Phil Iantosca joins Boston’s Leading Litigation Support Service Key Discovery - (PR Web)
  • First Advantage Litigation Consulting Announces Addition of Key Executives - (RealWire)
  • GGO Introduces ‘Review-Ready’ Fixed-Fee ESI Processing for E-Discovery - (PR Web)
  • Guidance Software Expands EnCase eDiscovery Cloud Support - (Business Wire)
  • Index Engines Announces New Octane Forensic Archive for Litigation Hold at LegalTech NY - (Press Release)
  • LegalTech Hit by Tidal Wave of Product News - (Evan Koblentz)
  • LegalTech New York 2012: Breakdown of Vendors - (Joanne Forshee)
  • Merrill Corp. Revs Up Its eDiscovery With Index Engines Partnership - (Michael Roach)
  • More eDiscovery Announcements From LegalTech New York 2012 - (Marisa Peacock)
  • New Product Highlights for LegalTech New York - (Sean Doherty)
  • New ZyLAB Cloud Collectors Retrieve Messages, Calendars & Contacts from Office 365 & Other Web Email - (Press Release)
  • Nuance Introduces eCopy Legal Solution Pack, Streamlining Paper-to-Digital Workflows in Law Firms - Business Wire)
  • OrcaReview Expands Feature Set for eDiscovery Review on the Fly - (PR Web)
  • Ricoh to Acquire HSSK Forensics, Inc. - (PR Newswire)
  • Rebirth of Summation - (Devin Krugly)
  • Record Number of Firms Sign with Venio - (PR Web)
  • Ricoh Enhances eDiscovery for Legal Users - (PR Web)
  • Roetzel & Andress Chooses Relativity for In-house e-Discovery (Press Release)
  • TransPerfect Legal Solutions Announces Release of Integrated Machine Translation with Relativity - (Business Wire)
  • Wave Software at LegalTech New York 2012 - (PR Web)
  • What is the “Right Sourcing” of eDiscovery? (Google+) (@OrangeLT)
2012 eDiscovery Events


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