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, March 7, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - March 7, 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 Hash of It - (Craig Ball)
  • Attention Losing Party: Be Prepared to Pay the Piper for Reimbursement of eDiscovery - (@eLLblog_dot_com)
  • Best Practices for Electronic Discovery Preservation in Discrimination Cases- (Jason Shinn)
  • Big Data Decisions Ahead: Government-Sponsored Town Hall Meeting for eDiscovery Industry - (Allison Walton)
  • Computer-Assisted Review Approved - (Rebecca James)
  • Court OKs Warrantless Cell Phone Search - (Terry Baynes)
  • Data Mapping: Helping to Manage the Risks and Costs of Organizational Data - (Mayer Brown)
  • Eastern District of Texas Issues Model Order for Patent eDiscovery - (Mark Michels)
  • eDiscovery Best Practices: Perspective on the Amount of Data Contained in 1 Gigabyte - (Doug Austin)
  • eDiscovery: Beware of AutoSave | Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law - (Susan Reilly)
  • eDiscovery in the Cloud? Not So Easy - (Tam Harbert)
  • Hacker Points to Weakness in LexisNexis Concordance - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Landmark E-Discovery Decision Recognizes the Appropriateness of Predictive Coding Review - (Squire Sanders)
  • Electronic Medical Records: Legal Risks of Going Paperless - (Alicia Gallegos)
  • Employment Discrimination Protocols for Discovery: They’re Coming - (Daniel Schwartz)
  • Ethics of Electronic Discovery – Part One - (Ralph Losey)
  • False Friends: the Ethical Limits of Discovery via Social Media - (Jonathan Ezor)
  • Federal Judge Approves Predictive Coding Technology for eDiscovery (PDF) - (GreenbergTraurig)
  • Judicial Coup for Computer-Assisted Review - (Katey Wood)
  • Jurors’ Tweets Upend Trials - (Steve Eder)
  • Latest Digital Technology Abets Age-Old Crimes - (David Peer)
  • Lying Blogger Must Pay $2.5 Mil for Defamation - (David Baarlaer)
  • Magistrate Judge for E.D.N.Y. Denies Request to Compel Party to Turn Over Facebook Login Information - (Justin Capuano)
  • Mock Trial at RSA Conference: Trust, but Verify Authenticated Users - (Sean Doherty)
  • New York’s 1st Department Weighs In on ESI Preservation - (Mark Berman)
  • New York Federal Court on the Discoverability of Social Media Evidence - (Niki Black)
  • Non-Parties Beware: You Are Not Immune from ESI Discovery Obligations | Cozen O’Connor - (Jennifer Beltrami)
  • N.Y. Panel Adopts ‘Zubulake’ on Bearing Costs in Discovery - (Brendan Pierson)
  • Pa. Superior Court Rules Deactivated Email Account Can Still Be Searched - (Dan McCormick)
  • Peck, Parties and Predictive Coding - (@ComplexD)
  • Predictive Coding: Green Light or Yellow Caution? (Jason Krause)
  • Put Your Shoes On – Manage Your Hidden Metadata - (Tony Molina)
  • Show Some Respect:  International Privacy and Comity Concerns May Become More Important in Foreign eDiscovery Disputes - (Jeffrey Nagel)
  • Taking the Plunge: Judge Peck Issues First Decision Endorsing Computer-Assisted ESI - (Phillip Duffy)
  • The eDiscovery Opinion We’ve Been Waiting for Has Arrived - (Jon Resnick)
  • The 1st Department Adopts ‘Zubulake’ on Bearing Costs in Discovery - (Brendan Pierson)
  • Tragic Bus — Zubulake Who? (@eLLblog_dot_com)
  • Trends to Watch in eDiscovery - (Aarti Maharaj)
  • Unified Information Governance and Discovery Framework - (Albert Barsocchini)
  • Using Algorithms to Advance Accuracy: A Metadata Method to March Madness - (Sekou Campbell)
  • Warning: You May Be An E-Hoarder - (Jeff Vance)
Reports and Resources
  • Department of Homeland Security (Privacy Office) 2011 Data Mining Report to Congress, February 2012 - (Mary Ellen Callahan)
  • Electronically Stored Information in Litigation (PDF) (Tim Chorvat, Laura Pelanek)
  • NIST Releases Public Draft SP800-53 Addressing Cybersecurity Threats & Privacy Controls - (Richard Santalesa)
  • Global Governance and the Curious Case of Global Administrative Law as a New Paradigm of Law - (Ming-Sung Kuo)
  • Hogan Lovells Submits Comments on Proposed EU Regulation to UK Ministry of Justice (Christopher Wolf)
  • March Edition of Notable Cases and Events in eDiscovery - (Sidley Austin)
  • Overview of the TREC 2010 Legal Track (PDF) (Gordon Cormack, Maura Grossman, Bruce Hedin, Douglas Oard)
  • Revisiting Privacy and Dignity: Online Shaming in the Global E-Village - (Anne Sy Cheung)
  • Standard For Recusal Under 28 U.S.C. § 455 - (Gregory P. Joseph)
  • The Buzz in Information Law – Updates on eDiscovery from Redgrave - (Redgrave LLP)
  • The List: KMWorld 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management - (Hugh McKellar)
Sight and Sound
  • Emails from Private Intelligence Agency Stratfor End Up on Wikileaks | LXBN TV - (Colin O’Keefe, John Lacey) @LXBN
  • Finders, Keepers: How Vendor Websites Can Turn Visitors into Buyers – (Monica Bay, Steve Fletcher, Chris Romano)
  • Impromptu Video Interview at LTNY on Predictive Coding and Some Hopeful Thoughts for the Future - (Ralph Losey)
  • PCI Liability, HIPAA Enforcement Rule, Breach Notification Laws (Video) - (David Navetta) Information Law Group
  • Pinterested In Managed Review? (@OrangeLT)
  • SEC’s Patrick Oot on Dealing With Government Agencies - (Monica Bay)
Technology and Tactics
  • 5 Essential Elements of a Global Compliance Program - (Brian Cabrera)
  • Apps Seek to Help Phone Users Track Data - (Jenna Wortham)
  • CA Attorney General Enters Deal with Major Tech Companies on Privacy Policy for Apps – (Mike Mintz)
  • Cloud Computing – The Privacy Conundrum | Slaw - (Joan Chambers, Debra Finlay)
  • Controversial New Google Privacy Policy Comes Into Play - (Steve Evans)
  • Cool Tool: The Exchange Client Network Bandwidth Calculator - (Casper Manes)
  • Email Needs To Be Social to Survive - (John Mello)
  • Focus on the Data, Not the Storage Medium - (Molly Rector)
  • Getting Legal to Support Your Email Management Project - (Jim Shook)
  • Governance, Risk Management and Compliance — Protecting Critical Business Assets - (Judith Lamont)
  • Govt. Agencies, Colleges Demand Applicants’ Facebook Passwords - (Bob Sullivan)
  • How Secure is the Cloud? (Oliver Moazzezi)
  • How Windows 8 Transforms Enterprise Computing – (Quentin Hardy)
  • Intel’s New Chip: A Best Defense in the Cloud - (Quentin Hardy)
  • LinkedIn Blurring Demarcation Lines - (Ben Schneiders)
  • Mitigating the IT Risks Posed by Social Media - (TIm Walker)
  • Policy as an Ally in Navigating the Data Lake - (Jim McGann)
  • Spanish Supreme Court Annuls Limitation on Processing of Personal Data - (Hogan Lovells)
  • The Rise of the Mobile Enterprise (Part 3) (Open Text)
  • The Rise of Third Party Litigation Funding - (Toby Brown)
  • The Shape Of The Storage Market: Q4 2011 IDC Results - (Chuck Hollis)
  • Top 3 Considerations for Deploying Social Technology in the Enterprise - (Rich Blank)
  • Twitter Could Be Sued For Its Users’ Unlawful Tweets - (Zack Whittaker)
  • UK: Only Half of UK Businesses Realise They Are Liable For Social Media Content - (SME Web)
  • UK: Twitter Could Be Liable For Users’ Unlawful Posts, Says Expert - (Pinsent Masons)
  • Will Software Liability Make Software Secure? (Sean Doherty)
  • Windows Server 8 Will Emphasize Storage - (John Mello)
  • YouSendIt Debuts Workstream, A File Sharing Platform For The Enterprise - (Leena Rao)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • 2012-2013 EDRM Kickoff Meeting Set for May 16-17, 2012 - (EDRM)
  • ACC Mountain West Chapter – 7th Annual CLE & SKI – OrangeLT Sweepstakes - (@OrangeLT)
  • A Single Integrated Data Protection Solution is Coming - (Jerome Wendt)
  • Ann Arbor Firm Releases Email Archiving Software - (Matt Roush)
  • Autodesk Selects Symantec’s Clearwell eDiscovery Platform - (Marketwire)
  • BlackStone Discovery and StoneTurn Announce Strategic Alliance – (Press Announcement)
  • CMS Management Solutions (CMS) Acquires Intelliteach – (Press Release)
  • Crawford Technologies Releases PRO Archiver 3.0 - (PR Web)
  • Data Loss Prevention Company Continues Donations of eDiscovery Tools to Non-Profit Cancer Centers – (PR Web)
  • DocAuto Launches Their Consulting Services Arm - (Press Release)
  • Epiq Systems Announces Year-End 2011 Results Led by 64% Growth in eDiscovery Operating Revenue - (Press Release)
  • Equivio Update - Judge Peck Opens The Way For Mainstream Adoption Of Predictive Coding - (Warwick Sharp)
  • Ex-Thomson Reuters Senior VP Named as ALM’s CEO, President - (Karen Sloan)
  • Former Deloitte GC Joseph Lambert Joins Kroll - (Sue Reisinger)
  • GGO to Showcase Digital WarRoom End-to-end E-Discovery at ABA TechShow - (PR Web)
  • Guidance Addresses Usability, Adds Mobile Support in EnCase Enterprise 7 - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Guidance Software:  Clamping Down on Malware When it Counts - (Anthony DiBello)
  • kCura Named to KMWorld’s 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management - (Press Release)
  • Kroll Ontrack:  Five Common Erasing Methods – But Only One Dependable Solution – (Kroll Ontrack)
  • LegalTech Micro Briefs – It’s a Wrap - (Greg Buckles)
  • Linda Alele Joins e-Stet as Vice President of Client Relations - (@LegalIT)
  • Mimecast Email Archive Now Available on Mobile Devices - (Press Release)
  • Nasuni Enables Law Firms to Scale Instantly to Store, Access, Protect TBs of Files – Wire)
  • New Summation Hardware & Architecture - (Scott Lefton)
  • Nuix Brings Back Proof Finder to Reach $100,000 Goal for Global Non Profit, Room to Read - (Business Wire)
  • OpenText Tempo and New Tempo Express Edition Deliver Private, Secure Hybrid Cloud Document Sharing – (PR Newswire)
  • Orange Legal Technologies and Automated Predictive Review (Predictive Coding) - (@OrangeLT)
  • Recommind Announces Predictive Coding Education, Training and Certification Program - (MarketWatch)
  • Recommind Wants to Train You in Predictive Coding - (Michael Roach)
  • Reed Tech Launches Web Preserver Mobile Web Capture - (Business Wire)
  • Relativity Review Manager Now Available for Download - (kCura)
  • SFL Data Announces Increase in Revenue From Hosting Client ESI in Relativity - (PR Web)
  • UHY Advisors Delivers ECA Quickly and at a Lower Cost Using New Venio First Pass Review (FPR) - (Press Release)
  • Version 3.5 of FreeEed Available - (
  • ZyLAB:  From Quantitative to Qualitative Early Case Assessment - (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