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(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 29, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - February 29, 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 Billion Dollar Fix for Free - (Craig Ball)
  • A Practical Guide To Responding To Government Investigations - (Roderick Thomas, Mark Sweet)
  • A Good eDiscovery Team: eDiscovery Lawyers – Part II - (Dennis Kiker)
  • All’s “Well” for Halliburton: No Sanctions Result from BP’s Spoliation Claims | Cozen O’Connor – (Diana Lin)
  • Am I Na├»ve to Think Something Should Be Done? | Resolving Discovery Disputes - (Katherine Gallo)
  • Beware: Courts May Force You To Pay Costs Of Unnecessary eDiscovery Actions - (Austin O’Malley)
  • Check For Privilege Before Turning Over Database: The Lesson In Thorncreek Apartments – (John Tredennick)
  • Computer-Assisted Review “Acceptable in Appropriate Cases,” Says Judge Peck - (Matt Nelson)
  • Computerized Document Review Defensible at Last? (Ron Friedmann)
  • Cost of Converting (Electronically Stored Information) Jardin v. DATAllegro, Inc. – (Jennifer Connelly)
  • Courts Tackle Spyware Interceptions - (Peter Crusco)
  • Criminal Law Catches Up: New ESI Guidelines Issued – (Shira Scheindlin, Jeffrey Rabkin)
  • Data Preservation is Critical in Trade Secrets Cases | Littler - (Douglas Wickham)
  • E-Discovery: Avoiding eDiscovery Offenses in State Courts - (Matthew Prewitt)
  • eDiscovery Court Pilot Programs: eDiscovery Templates that Legal Teams Should Utilize – (Mike Hamilton)
  • Eleventh Circuit Reverses Order Compelling Production Of Unencrypted Computer Contents (Federal Evidence Review)
  • Federal Court Incentivizes Narrow eDiscovery Through Cost Shifting | Cozen O’Connor - (Lisa Myers)
  • Federal Court Approves Use of “Computer-Assisted Review” to Find and Produce Relevant ESI in Discovery - (Jay Yurkiw)
  • Government’s “Recommendations for ESI Discovery in Federal Criminal Cases” Revealed - (K&L Gates)
  • Hard Drive of a Key Non-Party Witness is Searchable in Response to Subpoena | Gibbons - J. Finley)
  • How a Case Can Crash and Burn: Why Litigant Should Not Set Afire Computer After It Crashes (Preservation 101) (Gibbons)
  • Huge Hole in eDiscovery Process – (Josh Gilliland)
  • In A Milestone for Predictive Coding, Judge Peck Says, ‘Go Ahead, Dive In!’ (Bob Ambrogi)
  • In eDiscovery Breakthrough, Judge Endorses ‘Predictive Coding’ - (Alison Frankel)
  • Is Predictive Analytics Going Mainstream? (Cat Casey)
  • Judge Peck Issues Opinion on Computer-Assisted Review - (Monica Bay)
  • Judge Orders Twitter User’s Identity Revealed In Bachmann Threat Investigation - (Mike Scarcella)
  • Judge Peck’s Predictive Coding Game-Changer – (Craig Carpenter)
  • LegalTech New York 2012 – A New Zealand Perspective - (Andrew King)
  • New York State Reaffirms Influence of Zubulake and Pension Committee Federal Decisions - (Michael Arkfeld)
  • Ownership of Work Related Social Media – Recent Case Law - (Maxine Neuhauser, Susan Sholinsky)
  • Plaintiffs Object to Predictive Coding Order, Argue Lack of Transparency in eDiscovery Process – (Philip Favro)
  • Predictive Coding’s Silver Blaze: The Dogs Who Didn’t Bark In The Night-Time - (Chris Dale)
  • Producing Party Must Pay for Discovery: Appeals Court – (Joseph Ax)
  • Saved by the Judge – Understanding Keyword Searches and “Unallocated Space” (Michael Arkfeld)
  • Service of Process Via Social Media and Authentication - (Bradley Shear)
  • Size and Significance in eDiscovery Sampling - (@OrangeLT)
  • Still No Cure for the Malady of Jurors’ Social Media Use During Trials and Deliberations -
  • Taming Big Data - (Nick Patience)
  • The Act of Production: Minimize Risk When Replying to a Subpoena - (Michael Dockterman, Ira Greenberg)
  • The Implications Of Pippins v. KPMG For The Preservation Of Evidence - (Jon Resnick)
  • The Next Governance Frontier: Social Media - (Barry Murphy)
  • The SEC and eDiscovery - (Wallis Hampton, Elizabeth Russo, Canaan Himmelbaum)
  • Thoughtful Guidelines for eDiscovery in Criminal Cases - (Craig Ball)
  • Twittering Grievances May Be Expensive - (Joy Newborg)
  • Use of Computer-Assisted Coding Is Endorsed to Comb Through Huge Number of Documents – (Mark Hamblett)
  • U.S. District Judge Must Affirm Peck’s Decision - (Albert Barsochinni)
  • Woman Must Turn Over Unencrypted Computer Hard Drive to U.S. - (Solomon Banda)
Reports and Resources
  • CNSSI-4031 Cryptographic High Value Products (CHVP) (PDF) (Committee on National Security Systems)
  • Microsoft Paper Focuses on Evolved Security, Privacy and Reliability Strategies for Cloud and Big Data – (Scott Charney)
  • New Federal Guidelines Promote Uniform Treatment of eDiscovery in Criminal Proceedings – (Bracewell & Giuliani)
  • New Research Reveals Cyber Risk Still Not Getting Adequate Attention from Boards and Senior Executives – (PR Newswire)
  • Of Frightened Horses and Autonomous Vehicles: Tort Law and its Assimilation of Innovations – (Kyle Graham)
  • Symantec 2012 State of Mobility Survey - (Press Release)
  • The Buzz On Information Matters (eDiscovery and Information Governance) (Redgrave)
  • Want to Delete Web History Before Google Gathering Takes Effect? EFF Shows How - (Debra Cassens Weiss)
Sight and Sound
  • A Pinteresting Look At Ethics? From Ethics to eDiscovery - (@OrangeLT)
  • Breaking Down the White House Privacy Framework with Foley Hoag’s Colin Zick - (@LXBN)
  • Former Judge Ronald Hedges on the Collision of Privacy and EDD - (Monica Bay)
  • John Facciola, Michael Arkfeld on the ABA Ethics 20/20 Project – (Monica Bay)
  • Judicial Perspectives on Tech-Assisted Review – Video - (@Xerox_XLS)
  • Legal Talk Network: Digital Detectives Podcast: “The Best Resources for Staying Current eDiscovery” – (PR Newswire)
  • LegalTech 2012: The Mashup App – Most Excellent Technology Adventure [With Video] (Greg Bufithis)
  • Video of White House Event Announcing New Internet Privacy Approach – (Hogan Lovells)
Technology and Tactics
  • 5 Issues to Consider Before Deploying Cloud-Based Email for Law Enforcement - (Matt Williams)
  • 6 Shining Examples of Cloud Computing in Action –  (Joe McKendrick)
  • 7 Tips for Starting Information Governance Projects - (Mark Diamond)
  • Archive Now and Simplify Data Migrations | The VAR Guy - (Randy Cochran)
  • Are Outside Counsel Using SEO, Social Media to Reach GCs? (Shannon Green)
  • Assessing the Risk of Cybercrime - (Marc Mayerson, Darren Teshima)
  • Can You Screen Employees Using Facebook? (Beverly Michaelis)
  • Cloud Storage in the Age of SOPA and Megaupload - (Ben Schorr)
  • Conflicts Arise When Complying With U.S. and E.U. Laws - (Catherine Dunn)
  • Dell Is Hoping It’s More Than a Server Company - (Quentin Hardy)
  • DLA Piper Sponsors Open-Source Think Tank - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Don’t Be Ambushed by Your Cloud Provider - (Mary Jander)
  • Download Your Facebook Info for eDiscovery or Curiosity - (Jason Velasco)
  • Facebook Conducting “Test” SMS Snooping - (Adam Smith)
  • From the Experts: Cloud Computing’s Hidden Export Regulation Risks - (Chad Breckinridge)
  • FTC Approves New COPPA Safe-Harbor Program | Covington – (Michael Beder)
  • Grandfather Provision of Massachusetts Data Security Requirements Expiring - (Jeremy Logsdon)
  • Healthcare: A Special Area For Privacy And Data Protection - (Jo-Ellyn Klein)
  • How Europe is Dealing with Privacy Online - (Viviane Reding)
  • Internet Privacy Bill of Rights - (Peter Vogel)
  • IT Leaders Must Swallow the Automatic ‘No’ and Focus on Making Things Happen - (Doug Caddell)
  • KPMG-Wharton Survey Indicates Boost for M&A Activity in 2012 - (PR Newswire)
  • Lessons Learned: The VeriSign Breach - (Anthony Di Bello)
  • Maximizing Information Technology Return on Investment - (Edward Poll)
  • New Social Media Darling Pinterest and Copyright Law | Slaw - (Connie Crosby)
  • Plucking the Eye Out of Email Storms - (John Mello)
  • Proactive Cyber Security Means Knowing Your Adversary and Educating your Ally - (Russ Gould)
  • Protecting Copyright Holders and Potential Infringers – (Edward Spiro, Judith Mogul)
  • Sun Co-founder McNealy’s Startup Wayin raises $14M - (San Jose Business Journal)
  • Stratfor E-Mails Contain Deal Details Involving Willkie and Jackson Walker - (Brian Baxter)
  • Strong General Counsel And The New Reality - (Al Driver)
  • The Top Ten Pitfalls In ITaaS Transformation - (Chuck Hollis)
  • Three Aspects of Backup Software Management that May Never Go Away - (Jerome Wendt)
  • Tweets on Trial: Law Enforcement Subpoenas Twitter Account - (Mario Anzuoni)
  • Two Lawyers Sue West and LexisNexis for Reproducing Legal Briefs - (Debra Cassens Weiss)
  • Will ‘Big Data’ Transform Your Industry? (McKinsey)
  • Will The FBI Be Shutting Down Your Internet Access On March 8? (John Mello)
  • What is “Reasonable” for a Law Firm With Respect to Protecting Client Data? (Sharon Nelson)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • BlackStone Discovery Leverages OneO eDiscovery Platform to Support Audio Communications Leader – (Press Release)
  • Caringo’s Object Storage Platform Fully Integrated with Symantec Enterprise Vault 10 – (Press Release)
  • Catalyst and Exterro Partner to Unify the Full Litigation Lifecycle - (Press Release)
  • Compiled Services Releases New Version of ReadySuite E-Discovery Software - (Press Release)
  • Considering Predictive Coding? | Orange Legal Technologies – (@OrangeLT)
  • Digital Forensics and Discovery Services Provider Expands to Taiwan – (PR Web)
  • Digital Reef Expands Legal Service Provider Partnership Program - (Business Wire)
  • Digital Reef Selected by KMWorld as one of 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management for 2012 - (Business Wire)
  • Exterro E-Discovery From A to Zeta - (Jason Krause)
  • Fast-Growing VeDISCOVERY, LLC Emerges From Parent - (Metropolitan Corporate Counsel)
  • Former DOJ Cybercrimes Chief Michael DuBose Joins Kroll - (Matthew Huisman)
  • FTI Consulting, Inc. Reports 2011 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results - (PR Newswire)
  • Guidance Software And FireEye Ally To Eliminate Advanced Malware - (Business Wire)
  • HP: ‘Baby Tiger’ Autonomy Will Drive Channel Business - (Kevin McLaughlin)
  • Introducing Europe Legal Technologies™, A Joint Venture of Altlaw and Global EDD Group - Release)
  • Iron Mountain Reports 2011 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results - (Business Wire)
  • kCura Recognized at Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Support - (Press Release)
  • LegalTech Micro Briefs – Part 1 – | Part 2 - (Greg Buckles)
  • Litigation Industry Veteran Mike Boris Joins IE Discovery (PR Newswire)
  • New Jive Connector with Alfresco Makes Social and Enterprise Cross-Platform Publishing a Reality – (Mike Johnston)
  • Nuix: The Convergence of eDiscovery and Information Governance – The Movie – (Chris Dale)
  • Proofpoint Extends Data Protection To Box File-Sharing Cloud - (Robert Mullins)
  • Recommind – Predictive Coding: Serving Corporate Counsel’s eDiscovery, Compliance And Other IM Needs – (Craig Carpenter)
  • Relativity:  Avalon Document Services Becomes Relativity Premium Hosting – Partner (Press Release)
  • Seal Software Partners With Nuix to Bring Contract Visibility/Management to Corporations - (Press Release)
  • SFL Data Experts Earn Relativity Certified Administrator Status - (PR Web)
  • Solix Technologies and ASG Software Form Partnership - (Business Wire)
  • StoredIQ Named to KMWorld’s 2012 List of 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management – (Business Wire)
  • Syngence Hires a CTO and a VP of Product Development – (Evan Koblentz)
  • X1 Social Discovery: Tompkins v. Detroit Metropolitan Airport: Systematic Public Search of Social Media Evidence – (John Patzakis)
  • ZyLAB Honored for 8th Consecutive Year by KMWorld as One of the “100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management” - (Press Release)
  • ZL Technologies’ Unified Archive® Earns DoD 5015.02 Certification for Records Management – (Marketwire)
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