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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - February 8, 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-Z on E-Discovery: What Does the Future Hold? (Sofia Adrogue, Caroline Baker)
  • Anatomy of an eDiscovery Project – (Brett Burney)
  • Box Score: Justice 1, Bullies 0 – (Craig Ball)
  • Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Issues New Data Protection Regulations – (Hunton Williams)
  • Consultants Key to Predictive Coding Success – (Albert Barsocchini)
  • Costly Moments in E-Discovery: A Landscape for Litigators – (National Law Journal)
  • Delaware Federal Court Adopts ‘Standard’ for Unique eDiscovery Issues for Corporate Haven – (Robert Hilson)
  • Device Encryption: The Cure for the (Surprisingly) Common Data Breach – (Chris Andrews)
  • eDiscovery Cost Recovery in the Digital Age – (Christopher Boehning, Daniel Toal)
  • ESI Sampling and Family Relationships (Google+) (@OrangeLT)
  • Fail-Safe Privilege Protection: The Clawback Agreement – (Chris Marzetti)
  • Governance: It Doesn’t Matter What, It Really Matters Who – (Dave Martin)
  • KPMG Loses eDiscovery Appeal in ‘Pippins’ Labor Case – (Evan Koblentz)
  • LegalTech Takeaways: Cost-Saving Tips, Government E-Discovery – (Evan Koblentz)
  • Managing Information in Litigation: How to Avoid Spending a Fortune – (Adam Losey)
  • “No Harm, No Foul? No Way.” | Williams Mullen – (Monica McCarroll, Stephen Anthony)
  • Ooops, They Did it Again – Jurors Continue to Improperly Use Internet, and Courts Struggle with Solutions – (Gibbons)
  • Pippins Court Affirms Need for Cooperation and Proportionality in eDiscovery – (Philip Favro)
  • Planning is Key in Corporate Fraud Risk Management – (Catherine Dunn)
  • SOPA and PIPA Have Been Shelved | eDiscovery Law Alert – (Erich Falke)
  • Technology Assisted Review – Advice from the Experts – (BLLAWG)
  • “The Hacker Way” – What eDiscovery Can Learn From Facebook’s Culture and Management | eDiscovery Team® – (Ralph Losey)
  • Voom v. EchoStar: First Department Analyzes When Duty to Preserve Evidence is Triggered – (Kevin Broughel, James Worthington)
  • What Causes Lawyers to Over-Preserve? (Craig Ball)
Reports and Resources
  • 2011 Year-End Data Privacy and Security Update – (Gibson Dunn)
  • 76% of Business Execs Would Pay Premium for Certified Information Professionals – (John Mancini)
  • AIIM Study Shows Eliminating Paper From Processes Improves Customer Response Times by 300 Percent – (Marketwire)
  • eDiscovery Best Practices: A Staged Look At Process And Law (Google+) (@OrangeLT)
  • Pretrial Practice & Discovery Newsletter | Winter 2012 – (ABA)
  • The Role of Aspiration in Corporate Fiduciary Duties – (Julian Velasco)
Technology and Tactics
  • Addressing Three Major Email Threats – (Jeff Orloff)
  • Big Data Makes Banks Rethink Storage | InformationWeek – (Bryan Yurcan)
  • Companies Hit With 14,215 Regulatory Announcements Globally In 2011 – (Thomson Reuters)
  • Data Geeks, Meet Wolfram Alpha Pro – (Mark Hachman)
  • Departmental Created Specialized Software: Two Reasons To Relinquish It – (Rees Morrison)
  • Email Service, Technology Providers Creating Security Standard – (ProofPoint)
  • Federal Standards Body Focuses On Big Data, Cloud – (Nicolas Hoover)
  • Feds To Employees: Use Your Own Devices At Work (Elizabeth Montalbano)
  • Get Benchmark Compliance Policies in a Mouse-Click – (Catherine Dunn)
  • How to Protect Your Intellectual Property in the Cloud – (Stephanie Overby)
  • How To Write A SAN RFI – (Kurt Marko)
  • Many IT Pros Are NOT Encrypting Customer Data – (Sharon Nelson)
  • Pinterest Hits 10 Million U.S. Monthly Uniques Faster Than Any Standalone Site Ever – (Josh Constine)
  • Rejoice, for the PST Capture Tool Has Been Launched! (Casper Manes)
  • Searchandising – Ending Search Engine Dominance? – Retail Gazette – (Roger Mitchell)
  • Solid State Disk Drives: There’s a Price for Speed, Safety – (John Roman)
  • Tech Spending Remains Strong, Despite Economic Risks and Volatility, According to IDC – (Business Wire)
  • The Next Big Social Network Is You – (Eric Lundquist)
  • The Potential Traps of Cloud Computing – (Timothy Cahn)
  • VeriSign Breach May Reaffirm Certificate Authority Security Model – (Ericka Chickowski)
Sight and Sound

  • Chris Paskach, Partner at KPMG Forensic Technology Services, on Statistical Sampling – (@LXBN)
  • CPDP 2012: eDiscovery Panel 1: Basic Principles of eDiscovery | YouTube – (Monique Altheim)
  • CPDP 2012: eDiscovery Panel 2: Cross Border eDiscovery in the EEA | YouTube – (Monique Altheim)
  • CPDP 2012: eDiscovery Panel 3: Hot Topics in eDiscovery | YouTube – (Monique Altheim)
  • Judge David Waxse on Gaining Control of EDD Costs – (Monica Bay)
  • Looking Back at LegalTech New York 2012: @LXBN TV Shoots 39 Video Interviews – (Colin O’Keefe)
  • Ralph Losey of Jackson Lewis on Predictive Coding and Transparency in E-Discovery – (@LXBN)
  • Spencer Aronfeld on Social Media Use by Lawyers Before a Trial – (@LXBN)
Twitter Hashtags of the Week
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape

  • AccessData® Nominated “Best Security Solution” and “Top Solution Providers to Watch For in 2012” (Business Wire)
  • Actiance Expands Reach Into Federal Sector With AltaTek Partnership – (Marketwire)
  • Arkeia Software Formalizes Industry Advisory Board – (Press Release)
  • Catalyst Releases Insight for General Availability – (Press Release)
  • CommVault Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2012 Financial Results – (Press Release)
  • Complete Discovery Source Expands Into San Francisco and Chicago – (Marketwire)
  • Concept Searching Announces the Smart Content Framework™ – (PR Web)
  • D4 Expands Further into the Florida Market – (PR Web)
  • eDiscovery Journal’s Take:  Guidance Software Acquires CaseCentral – (Barry Murphy)
  • Guidance Buys CaseCentral to Make End-to-End eDiscovery Platform – (Sean Doherty, Brendan McKenna)
  • Guidance Software Reports Q4 2011 Financial Results – (Business Wire)
  • Guidance Software to Acquire CaseCentral – (Press Release)
  • Information Symmetry: Guidance Software Buys CaseCentral — Enterprise Strategy Group – (Katey Wood)
  • Investors Bet On Open Text After Solid Beat In Q2 – (Peter Barlas)
  • KPMG Releases New Discussion Paper on e-Discovery Statistical Sampling – (PR Newswire)
  • Kroll Ontrack Develops Unique Capabilities That Improve Data Recovery from Solid State Media – (Business Wire)
  • LegalTech Recap: Big Data, ECA, Enterprise Dropbox and Cocktail Party – (Joshua Kunkle)
  • Merrill Corporation’s Julie Colgan Elected President of ARMA International – (Business Wire)
  • New York State Bar Association Brings Recommind’s Decisiv Search to – (Press Release)
  • Nextpoint Introduces Discovery Cloud WIRE™ Technology, Enabling Direct Exchange of Data in Discovery – (PR Web)
  • OrangeLT™ and Marathon Document Solutions Partner in Denver for eDiscovery – (@OrangeLT)
  • Passware Contributes to Mac Forensics by Decrypting FileVault – (PR Newswire)
  • Pinsents and McGrigors Confirm Merger Under Pinsent Masons Brand – (Rose Orlik)
  • Pitney Bowes: Christopher Johnson Appointed Vice President, Product Management of Volly™ – (Press Release)
  • Polsinelli Shughart Adopts Ipro Eclipse Across Its 16 Offices – (Brendan McKenna)
  • PureDiscovery Launches LegalSuite V2.1 Adding “Focus” Semantic Search Visualization – (PR Web)
  • Robbins Umeda LLP Selects Relativity for e-Discovery Document Review – (Press Release)
  • Tim Kenney to Manage New Client Services Group at Handshake Software – (Press Release)
  • What the SAP Agreement Means for ISYS – (Bob Smith)
  • X1 Social Discovery Collects Data in Social Networks – (John Waters)
2012 eDiscovery Events


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

Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit – Europe
April 2-3, 2012
London, UK

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