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, February 22, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - February 22, 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 Picture Speaks A Thousand Words | Social Media Employment Law - (Michael Schmidt)
  • Annual e-Discovery Demands, Expenses Skyrocket - (Ester Shein)
  • Crossing the Border without Crossing a Line – (Kate Paslin)
  • DOJ Lays Down the Law on Criminal eDiscovery Protocols - (Evan Koblentz)
  • eDiscovery Best Practices: Google’s Blunder Keeps Them Under the (Smoking) Gun - (Doug Austin)
  • Electronic Discovery: The “E-mail Family” - (Amy Bowser-Rollins)
  • Evidentiary Objections to Email are Key to BP Oil Spill Case – (Ralph Losey)
  • Evidentiary Use of Copyrighted Materials Can Be Fair Use - (David Kalow, Milton Springut)
  • European Union Court Ruling Protects Social Media Site - (Peter Vogel)
  • Facebook Privacy Plaintiff Wants Out of Class Action - (Amy Miller)
  • Federal Circuit Agrees with Oracle: Google’s Lindholm Email Is Not Privileged - (John Horan)
  • Five Tips for Saving Money on eDiscovery (Part 1) - | (Part 2) - (Daryl Shetterly)
  • Federal Judges Consider Issues That Could Shape Predictive Coding Future - (Matt Nelson)
  • Forensic Experts Identify Litigation Game-Changers - (Mark Romance)
  • Game Theorist Perspective on eDiscovery - (Cat Casey)
  • Google’s EDD Search Blunder in Oracle Case: the $1 Billion Mistake? (Henry Kelston)
  • How to Create an eDiscovery Team – An Interview with HB Gordan from Teva Pharmaceuticals – (Amber Scorah)
  • How to Reduce Medical Malpractice eDiscovery Issues and Costs - (Matthew Keris)
  • Innovation and Informed Risk-Taking are an eDiscovery Duty - (Chris Dale)
  • Lester v. Allied Part 2: “Clean Up” of Compromising Social Media Evidence Can Result in Severe Sanctions (K&L Gates)
  • Letter, Reassess, Repeat: Avoiding Privilege Waiver After Notice of Inadvertent Production of Documents – (Mark Kaddis)
  • New Wage and Hour Class Action Decision Broadens Obligation To Preserve Documents - (Fulbright & Jaworski)
  • NLRB General Counsel Issues Second Report on Social Media Cases | Employment Law Watch – (Joel Barras)
  • Money for What You Need, Not What You Want - (Brock Stonewall)
  • New York’s Appellate Courts Surface on Litigation Hold – First Department Confirms Reasonable Anticipation of Litigation Requires Implementation of Litigation Hold - (K&L Gates)
  • NY State Appellate Court Determines Scope of A Party’s Duties To Preserve Evidence (PDF) - (Tannenbaum Helpern)
  • Pa. Judge Rules Spousal Privilege Does Not Apply to Text Messages - (Zack Needles)
  • Predictive Coding Tipping Point? (Matt Miller)
  • Proper Preparation for the Meet-and-Confer Pays Off - (Leonard Deutchman)
  • Survey Says… Information Governance and Predictive Coding Adoption Slow, But Likely to Gain Steam – (Matthew Nelson)
  • Technology and Litigation: Strange Bedfellows? | The Lawyer - (Angela Pearson)
  • The Duty to Know Your Client’s Computer System – (Ross Pearlson)
  • The Honorable Andrew J. Peck on the Record with Predictive Coding: Early Headlines Get it Wrong! (Mikki Tomlinson)
  • Understanding ESI Concept, Scope Imperative to Effective Client Representation Says ABA Panelists – (ABA Now)
  • U.S. Courts: Consider and Respect Foreign Data Protection and Privacy Laws! (LeclairRyan)
Reports and Resources
  • A Comprehensive Guide for Best Practices in Cloud Computing for State and Local Governments (TechAmerica)
  • A Glossary for the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure - (Aaron Caplan)
  • Amendments to Singapore eDiscovery Practice - (Supreme Court, Singapore)
  • An Academic View: Who Gives A Tweet? Evaluating Microblog Content Value (PDF) - (P. AndrĂ©, M. Bernstein, K. Luther)
  • Business Use of Intellectual Property Protection Documented in NSF Survey (PDF) – (John Jankowski)
  • Law Review Circulation 2011: More Change, More Same – (Ross Davies)
  • Statistics for eDiscovery – (@OrangeLT)
  • The Idea of ‘Too Much Law’ | Fordham Law Review - (Mila Sohoni)
Sight and Sound

  • Delaware’s Default Standard For Discovery Including Discovery of ESI – (Karl Schieneman, Kevin Brady)
  • Does Google’s New Privacy Policy Violate a Previous FTC Settlement? (Colin O’Keefe, Boris Segalis)
  • “If You’re Gonna Just Read One Blog . . . It Should Probably Be The Electronic Discovery Law Blog . . . .” (K&L Gates)
  • Robert Eisenberg on Training for EDD Practice Support – (Monica Bay)
  • RSD Publishes Industry’s First Information Governance Video Whitepaper, Featuring Barclay T. Blair (PR Web)
Technology and Tactics
  • Amazon Fixes Dropbox Enterprise Gap; File Share and Synch Takes Off – (Joshua Kunkle)
  • Amazon Launches Cloud-Based Business Process Automation Service – (Marshall Kirkpatrick)
  • Cloud-Computing Risks: Due Diligence And Insurance - (Joshua Goldman)
  • Cybersecurity Act Gives Feds Power to Protect Infrastructure - (Wayne Rash)
  • EU Proposal Would Raise Standards, and Penalties, For Handling Data Protection Breaches - Burke)
  • Government Plans Public-Private IT Security Lab – (Evan Koblentz)
  • HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule Audits and Enforcement - (Lee Kim)
  • Introducing Forrester’s Data Privacy Heat Map – (Chris Sherman)
  • IT Forum Addresses Social Media Challenges of CIOs - (Tim Walker)
  • Law Librarians Push for the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act - (Judy Jones)
  • Multitenancy & Cloud Computing Platforms: Four Big Problems - (Eric Lai)
  • Navigating the High Seas of the Internet Age – (Hayes Hunt, Brian Kint)
  • Prevent Email Forwarding with Information Rights Manager - (Jeff Orloff)
  • Reservations About SaaS – (Kim Davis)
  • Security of Self-Selected PINs Is Lacking - (John Markoff)
  • Securing Corporate Data in a Law Office’s Computer Network - (Catherine Dunn)
  • Social Media And The Fight To Be First | Cozen O’Connor - (Michael Schmidt)
  • Teradata and Hortonworks Join Forces for a Big Data Boost - (Quentin Hardy)
  • The Bribery Act – One Year On - (Anil Rajani)
  • The Cybersecurity Act of 2012–What Does It Mean? | Baker Hostetler - (Thomas Kobus)
  • The Rise of the Mobile Enterprise: Part 1 (Tom Jenkins)
  • Transborder Data Flows at Risk – (Scott Blackmer)
  • Twitter Retains Your Contacts For 18 Months: Ethical Dilemma For Attorneys - (Kevin O’Keefe)
  • Twitter Sued in Australia for Defamation - (Joe Palazzolo)
  • Windows IE Engineering Team Blog: Google Bypassing User Privacy Settings - (Dean Hachamovitch)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape

  • Catalyst and BIA Expand Partnership to Include Remote Collection and Litigation Hold – (Press Release)
  • C2 Launches C2 Legal Solutions – (Marketwire)
  • CliCKS Names Tim Batts National Director of eDiscovery Business Development – (PR Web)
  • Daegis to Announce Fiscal 2012 Third Quarter Results on March 8, 2012 - (Business Wire)
  • Digital Reef:  Social Media Never Sleeps at LegalTech New York - (Kevin Nichols)
  • Document Solutions, Inc. (DSi) Leads the Way in Remote Data Collection - (PR Web)
  • DW Legal Strengthens Chicago Presence – Expands Document Review Capabilities - (Business Wire)
  • Excelerate Discovery Expands Into Baltimore MD – (Press Release)
  • Gartner’s Business Intelligence Magic Quadrant Dominated by Acquisitions, Specialty Vendors – (David Roe)
  • Guidance Software: Federal Summit Report: Defining the Data Visibility Problem - (Russ Gould)
  • Hitachi Data Systems Expands E-Discovery Search Product - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Huron eDiscovery Panel at LegalTech as the Cross-Border Climate Begins to Change - (Chris Dale)
  • Itkowitz & Harwood Strengthens eDiscovery Services with iCONECT - (PR Web)
  • Iron Mountain Appoints Jack Faer as Chief Security Officer – (Business Wire)
  • MetaVis Announces Office 365 SharePoint Backup and Archiving Tool - (Marketwire)
  • Nextpoint: Automated DeNIST Data Reduction Featured Across Discovery Cloud and Trial Cloud Apps – (Press Release)
  • Of Pinterest? eDiscovery: A Staged Look At Process And Law - (@OrangeLT)
  • Pitney Bowes Named to the 2012 Global Outsourcing 100® by the IAOP - (Press Release)
  • Relativity Managed by Applied Discovery - (Jon Resnick)
  • RenewData Recognized as Relativity Best in Service Partner – (Business Wire)
  • Siemens Selects Exterro’s Fusion Software Suite for E-Discovery Management - (Press Release)
  • Siemens Selects Recommind For Seamless eDiscovery - (Press Release)
  • Swiss Legal Technology Firm H7b1 Unveils Innovative Legal Data Storage Services - (Press Release)
  • University of Rochester Medical Center Deploys Simpana 9 Software - (Press Release)
  • U.S. Department of Defense Chooses PARC to Help Halt Internal Security Threats - (Press Release)
  • Valora’s Position on Judge Peck’s Commentary in ‘Da Silva v. Moore’ Transcript - (Sandra Serkes)
  • Xerox Launches Business Cloud Services to Manage Mobile Devices - (Press Release)
  • ZyLAB: Corporate Governance is Finally Becoming a Reality—Thanks to eDiscovery - (Johannes Scholtes)
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