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).

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(FM 1-02, Operational Terms and Graphics, September 2004).

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - February 15, 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

  • Agree or Else: Delaware Adopts Revised Default Standards for Discovery - (Gibbons)
  • An On-the-Record Colloquy about Predictive Coding With Judge Peck - (Bob Ambrogi)
  • All You Need is Metadata - (Josh Gilliland)
  • Can You Be Jailed for Forgetting Your Decryption Password? (Sharon Nelson)
  • Court Sanctions Plaintiff and Lawyer for Facebook Spoliation - (Tom Crane)
  • Cybersecurity Act Could Impact Law Firms, General Counsel – (Evan Koblentz)
  • Developing a Comprehensive Information Management Plan to Facilitate eDiscovery (Part 1) (Tim Bovy)
  • Dish Loses Appeal of Sanctions for E-Mail Destruction - (Chris Dolmetsch)
  • District Court Holds Police May Not Search an Electronic Device Incident to an Arrest - (Bloomberg Law)
  • East Texas Jury Invalidates Eolas’ “Interactive Web” Patents - (John Horan)
  • Elliott Greenleaf Sues Ex-Partner, Stevens & Lee Over Client Files - (Gina Passarella)
  • EU to Strengthen its Cybersecurity Watchdog - (Jennifer Baker)
  • Failure to Preserve Footage and Non-Disclosure of Facebook Info Lead to Adverse Inferences – (eLessons Learned)
  • Hacking Cases Focus on Murdoch Memo (Sara Lyall, Ravi Somaiya)
  • I Want an eDiscovery Lawyer for My eDiscovery Project - (Dennis Kiker)
  • Impactful, Fast, Bold, Open, Values: Guidance of the “Hacker Way” (Ralph Losey)
  • Insurance Company Sues, Seeking Declaration of No Coverage in Data Security Matter | Hogan Lovells – (Lynda Marshall)
  • An Interview with The Honorable Andrew J. Peck – Part Two | eDiscovery Journal – (Mikki Tomlinson)
  • Is Judge Peck the First to Require a Predictive Coding Protocol for Automated Doc Review? (Martha Neil)
  • John K. Rabiej Leaves The Sedona Conference for Duke Law Center - (Brendan McKenna)
  • Keeping Your Outsourced Solution From Becoming A Problem - (Joey Seeber, Shaun Yeh)
  • Making The Most Of Delaware’s New eDiscovery Rules: Tips 1-5 - (Daniel Garrie)
  • More Legal Issues about Privacy (and GPS) - (Peter Vogel)
  • NY State Court adopts Zubulake Standard: Reasonable Anticipation of Litigation Triggers Duty to Preserve – (K&L Gates)
  • On Appeal, KPMG Ordered to Continue Preservation of more than 2500 Hard Drives | eDiscovery Law – (K&L Gates)
  • Pa. Firm Sues Ex-Partner for Allegedly Using Dropbox to Access Client Files - (Gina Passarella)
  • Predictive Coding in Andrew J. Peck’s Court - (Michael Roach)
  • Sedona Conference Issues International Principles On Discovery And Data Protection - (Steven Bennett)
  • Statistics for eDiscovery – (@OrangeLT)
  • Technology on Trial: Predictive Coding - (Sean Doherty)
  • Technology: Spoliators and the Sanctions they Receive - (Barry Shelton)
  • The Art of Production – How to Minimize Risk When Replying To A Subpoena - (Michael Dockterman, Ira Greenberg)
  • The Case for Meaningful, Rule-Based Guidance on Pa. eDiscovery – (Michael Hayes, Stephen Grossman)
  • The Intersection of Social Media & Employment Law: The Good, the Bad, and the Confusing - (Jason Shinn)
  • The Risks of Taking Your Electronic Devices Abroad - (Katherine Helm, Joel Cohen)
  • The Trouble With Keeping Legacy Data Around - (Anne Kershaw)
  • There is No “Small Company” Excuse to the Duty to Preserve Emails or other ESI - (Esteben Herrara)
  • Watchdog Expresses Data Protection Concerns Over EU Financial Services Reforms - (Pinsent Masons)
  • Will Facebook, Google, and the Government Wreck Our Markets? (Douglas Wood)
  • Why eDiscovery Costs Too Much - (Jason Krause)
  • What Sun Tzu Can Teach Us About eDiscovery - (Dave Walton)
Reports and Resources
  • A Delicate Balance | Organizational Barriers to Evidence-Based Management - (James Guszcza, Anthony Freda)
  • A Methodology for Internal Web Ethics - (Michalis Vafopoulos, Petros Stefaneas, Ioannis Anagnostopoulos, Kieron O’Hara)
  • Deloitte Report: Tech Trends 2012 – Elevate IT for Digital Business - (Deloitte)
  • eDiscovery Resources | From Twitter to Tools - (@OrangeLT)
  • From Ontrack to Aptara: 10 Years of eDiscovery Acquisitions – (@ComplexD)
  • Internet & Email Evidence (Part 1) | The Practical Litigator – (Gregory Joseph)
  • Survey Shows Government Agencies Bringing More eDiscovery In-house - (Press Release)
  • The Public-Private Partnership for Data Production and the First Amendment - (Shubha Ghosh)
Technology and Tactics
  • 10 Steps to Minimize Cybercrime Exposure at Your Firm - (Jeffrey Rabkin)
  • Altaro Rolls Out Enhanced Backup For Hyper-V - (Deni Connor)
  • As Clouds Proliferate, Some Words of Caution - (Maria Korolov)
  • Data Security And The Imperative of Private Clouds - (Ben Kerschberg)
  • Data-Storage Vets Unveil a Startup: Starboard Storage Systems - (Greg Avery)
  • Departmental Created Specialized Software: Two Reasons To Relinquish It - (Rees Morrison)
  • Cloud Storage Infrastructures Raise Many Issues - (George Crump)
  • FBI Warns Cloud Providers About Security Requirements - (Carole Ditosti)
  • Florida’s Emails Move to the Cloud - (Jessica Mulholland)
  • Get Ready for DMARC – A Review of SPF and DKIM - (Jeff Orloff)
  • Hard Drive Prices to Remain High Through 2014 - (Lucas Mearian)
  • Hitachi Unveils Nondisruptive Data Migration - (Deni Connor)
  • HP Hopes to Cut Data Center Costs with New Gen8 Servers – (Agam Shah)
  • Is Server-Based Storage Tiering Right For You? (George Crump)
  • Flaw Found in an Online Encryption Method – (John Markoff)
  • Knowledge Management: Problem or Resolution? (Teresa Pritchard Schoch)
  • Making the Move to a Hosted Data Center - (Norman Houle)
  • Malmail Fighters Get On Same Page With DMARC - (John Mello)
  • Meltwater and PRCA celebrate partial victory as NLA guns for Google News – (Vikki Chowney)
  • Mobile Social Network Caught Uploading Users’ Address Books - (Ian Paul)
  • Scrubbing Metadata from Word 2011 for Mac - (Beverly Michaelis)
  • Start-Ups Seek to Help Users Put a Price on Their Personal Data - (Joshua Brustein)
  • The Explosion of Mobile Video - (Quentin Hardy)
  • The Social Media Ecosystem - (Catherine Sanders Reach)
  • TigerText Investment To Tighten Up Messaging Security - (Nicole Lewis)
Sight and Sound

  • DLA Piper’s Browning Marean on E-Discovery Proportionality – (Monica Bay)
  • Don Tapscott on the Digital Generation and 5 Themes in Tech, Biz and Law – (Colin O’Keefe, Dan Tapscott) @LXBN
  • Littler Mendelson’s Weiner, McGuire on BigLaw E-Discovery – (Monica Bay)
  • Qualcomm Corporate Legal IT Manager Rajan Gupta on Leveraging Tech for Lawyers – (Colin O’Keefe, Rajan Gupta) @LXBN
  • Smartphone Security – (Andrew Hoog, Sharon Nelson, John Simek)
Twitter Hashtags of the Week
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape

  • AccessData CEO Thoughts on the Guidance/CaseCentral Merger - (Tim LeeHealey)
  • AlphaLit Announces Terabytes/Day Processing and Cloud-based ECA with the Integration of Nuix (PR Web)
  • Applied Discovery Cuts Staff but Plans Big Hiring Spree - (John Cook)
  • Aptara Announces Acquisition by iEnergizer Limited - (Press Release)
  • Attendees’ Notes: Falcon Discovery Recaps the 2012 LegalTech Conference in New York City – (PR Web)
  • Autonomy Data Protection Wins Highly Coveted Award at Recent MSPWorld Conference and Expo – (PR Newswire)
  • Businesses Can Now Reduce the Complexity of Email Infrastructure with Email Archiving (Mimecast) – (PR Web)
  • Clutch Group Addresses Predictive Coding at Legal Tech New York - (PR Web)
  • Confidential Data at Risk Even with Policies in Place; Xerox and McAfee Team Up to Deliver Protection – (Press Release)
  • Doar Experts Advise Plaintiffs in Hearing before Magistrate Judge Peck on the Use of Predictive Coding - (Business Wire)
  • ElcomSoft Recovers iWork Passwords, Supports Apple Numbers, Pages, and Keynote Applications (PR Web)
  • Elijah Announces Proprietary ESPi Predictive Coding Software Launch - (PR Log)
  • Guidance CEO Limongelli Outlines CaseCentral Integration Plan - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Impressions from LegalTech New York 2012: Cloud, eDiscovery and Information Governance Dominate - (Gary MacFadden)
  • Integration The Target As Guidance Software Buys CaseCentral - (Chris Dale)
  • FAST Search Server 2010 Is AIS Network’s New Offering for Hosted SharePoint Customers - (PR Web)
  • LegalTech New York 2012 – Three Evolutionary Trends - (George Socha, Tom Gelbmann)
  • Legal Technology Veteran John Hokkanen Joins Catalyst - (Press Release)
  • Navigant Joins Nexidia’s Partner Program to Provide Audio Discovery - (PR Newswire)
  • Pitney Bowes Announces Fourth Quarter and Annual Results for 2011 - (Press Release)
  • TrustPoint and Catalyst Team Up to Provide eDiscovery Services - (Press Release)
  • UBIC North America, International eDiscovery Solutions Provider, Opens New York City Office – (Press Release)
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