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 14, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - March 14, 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 Cautionary Tale for All Litigators (Must Read for E.D. Va. Litigators) - (Bennett Borden, Monica McCarroll, Lauren Wheeling)
  • A Look Back: Top 10 eDiscovery Developments and Trends Emerging Out of 2011 – (Jay Yurkiw)
  • An Ode to the Rarest of Creatures: the eDiscovery Lawyer – (BLLAWG)
  • Analyzing Novel Issues in Internet Jurisdiction - (Richard Raysman, Peter Brown)
  • Breaking Down the eDiscovery Model Order - (Barry Shelton)
  • Bridging the Gap Between Lawyers and Social Media Managers (and Why You Should Care) (Alison Monahan)
  • Can These Plaintiffs Put the Keyword Horse Out to Pasture? - (Jon Resnick)
  • Computer-Assisted Coding: The New Frontier of E-Discovery? (Wystan Ackerman)
  • Contract Can Lie in Email Threads or Multiple Emails – (Chris Dale)
  • Court Imposes Sanctions for Failure to Conduct Reasonable Inquiry and Late Production - (K&L Gates)
  • Defending Sensitive Electronic Information From Hacker Attacks - (Paul Stanfield, Will Ambruzs)
  • ‘Do Not Track’ — Online Privacy Litigation Now and in the Future - (Gerry Silver)
  • eDiscovery “Think Tank” Offers Concrete Pointers - (Kevin Nichols)
  • Electronic Document Management-Electronic Content Management And eDiscovery - (Steve Markey)
  • Ethics of Electronic Discovery – Part Two - (Ralph Losey)
  • FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Social Media and Off-Label Use Questions - (Shari Claire Lewis)
  • Increased Market for Cyber Insurance Means Litigation On the Horizon - (Michael Brown)
  • Interview: Jeff Nadalo from TransCanada Pipeline – Predictive Coding and Why You Should Care About It – (Amber Scorah)
  • Invasion of Privacy? – Federal Government Secretly Monitored Personal Webmail - (Peter Vogel)
  • “Judge Peck Approves a Discovery Process That Includes the Application of Predictive Coding” (Fulbright Briefing)
  • Judge Peck’s Predictive Coding Opinion – Reporting The Reaction - (Chris Dale)
  • Jurors All “Atwitter” – (John Patzakis)
  • Lessons Learned From Predictive Coding in ‘Da Silva Moore’ - (Rebecca Shwayri)
  • May District Court, in De Novo Review of Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation, Consider New Evidence Not Proffered to the Magistrate Judge? Circuit Split – (Gregory Joseph)
  • New York Appellate Court: Disintegration of Business Relationship Requires Preservation of ESI - (Gene Petty)
  • N.Y. High Court to Weigh Warrantless Use of GPS in Non-Criminal Cases - (Theresa Marangas, Benjamin Neidl)
  • Open Records and FOIA – Pushing Government Technology into the 21st Century - (Heidi Maher)
  • Patel v Unite – Order For Investigation of Deleted Internet Forum - (Chris Dale)
  • Perspective on Legal Search and Document Review – (Ralph Losey)
  • Policy vs. Privacy: Striking the Right Balance Between Organization Interests and Employee Privacy - (Philip Favro)
  • Reconciling the Irreconcilable in Information Management - (Nick Patience)
  • “Reasonable Anticipation” of Litigation Re-Affirmed as the Standard for Triggering Legal Holds - (Mike Hamilton)
  • Reducing e-Discovery Costs to Boost Innovation - (BLLAWG)
  • Searching for the Google “Privileged” Emails - (Sonya Sigler)
  • Texas Court Builds on Judge Rader’s Model Order – (Matt Miller)
  • The Blogosphere Reacts to Judge Peck’s Ruling on Predictive Coding – (Bob Ambrogi)
  • The Importance of People and Process in eDiscovery - (Daryl Shetterly)
  • Watch Local Rules on Initial Disclosures - (Josh Gilliland)
  • When Does the Constitution Protect the Production of Digital Evidence? (Elkan Abramowitz, Barry Bohrer)
Reports and Resources
  • Classified National Security Information Program for State, Local, Tribal and Private Sector (PDF) (Homeland Security)
  • comScore Releases February 2012 U.S. Search Engine Rankings - (Press Release)
  • Digital Evidence, Digital Investigations and eDisclosure: A Guide to Forensic Readiness (PDF) (Peter Sommer)
  • eDiscovery Resource: LitSupport Yahoo Group - (Amy Bowser-Rollins)
  • Ensuring An Impartial Jury In The Age Of Social Media (PDF) (Hon. Amy St. Eve, Michael Zuckerman)
  • Evaluating Microblog Content Value - (Paul Andre, Michael Bernstein, Kurt Luther)
  • Icebergs in the Clouds: The Other Risks of Cloud Computing – (Bryan Ford)
  • NIST: SLA Presentation on Cloud Computing – A New Way to Compute (PDF) (Robert Bohn)
  • Search Engine Comparison (Lucene, Solr, EnterpriseSearch) (Runar Buvik)
  • Search Engine Use 2012 – Pew Research Center (PDF) (Kristen Purcell, Joanna Brennar, Lee Rainie)
  • The Hidden Risk of a Meltdown in the Cloud – (Technology Review By MIT)
  • Will ‘Big Data’ Transform Your Industry? (McKinsey Quarterly)
Sight and Sound
  • FBI Uses Social Media to Catch Murder Suspect Who Stole $2.3 Million - (Joann Pan)
  • Interview: World Congress on Information Technology - (JD Speedy, Anthony Williams)
  • ‘LTN’ IT Director of the Year Craig Bingham on Tech Trends at His Firm - (Craig Bingham, David Snow)
  • LTNY Interview of Dean Gonsowski on Predictive Coding - (Ralph Losey)
  • SXSW Interactive 2012: Q&A With Converseon CEO Rob Key on the Art of Social Listening – (Todd Watson)
  • SXSW Interactive 2012: Q&A With Don Tapscott on Our Digital Future, Privacy & Millennials - (Todd Watson)
Technology and Tactics
  • 5 of the Costliest Tweets Ever – (Quentin Fottrell)
  • A Decade of Legal Services Outsourcing - (Ganesh Natarajan)
  • Analyzing What Is Lacking in Analyst Reports; Research-as-a-Service is Nigh - (Jerome Wendt)
  • Big Data: From Meme To Marketplace - (Chuck Hollis)
  • Breached Law Firm Apparently Won’t Tell Its Clients – (Sharon Nelson)
  • Data Protection Officers, Required By Law in Europe – (Peter Fleischer)
  • Data Should Be Governed, No Matter How Big, No Matter How Small - (Loraine Lawson)
  • Do Company Execs Know Sensitive Data When They See It? Many in IT Say No - (Roy Harris)
  • Don’t Pin Your Legal Marketing Hopes on Pinterest Just Yet – (Gina Rubel)
  • Federal CTO Park Brings Startup Mentality - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Federal Summit Report: How Government Agencies Think about E-Discovery in the Cloud – (Russ Gould)
  • Govt. Agencies, Colleges Demand Applicants’ Facebook Passwords - (Bob Sullivan)
  • HDD Shortages Spurring Storage Efficiencies - (Esther Shein)
  • IAPP Global Privacy Summit – Day 2 Recap - (Frank Gonnello)
  • Inside the Stratfor Attack – (Nicole Perloth)
  • Judge Rules that Apple Didn’t Invent the iPad! (Peter Vogel)
  • Key Government and Industry Leaders Discuss DataPrivacy at IAPP Summit | Baker Hostetler – (William Weber)
  • Managing the Law Firm Risk Role in Outsourcing – (Toby Brown)
  • Maryland Legislation Would Protect Employee and Job Applicant Social Media Privacy Rights - (Bradley Shear)
  • Minnesota School District Sued For Violating the Social Media Privacy Rights Of A Student - (Bradley Shear)
  • NFL’s “Bounty” Scandal Illustrates the Power of E-Mail - (Roger Shuler)
  • ‘Personal Cloud’ to Replace PC by 2014, SaysGartner – (Mike Barton)
  • Put EMS on the Record with Start-Transcript - (Casper Manes)
  • Researcher Cracks Video CAPTCHAS - (John Mello)
  • Storage Software Sales Hit All-Time Record Highs - (Lucas Mearian)
  • The Cloud Is Changing Your Life: Here’s What You Need To Know – (Julie Bort)
  • The FBI Nabbed “Sabu” But Did It Use Him to Entrap Other Hackers? - (Sharon Nelson)
  • The Rise of Third Party Litigation Funding – Parts 2 and 3 - | (Toby Brown)
  • Troubleshooting ActiveSync from the CAS Server - (Casper Manes)
  • Twitter Buys Microblogging Site Posterous - (Rafe Needleman)
  • Unresponsive IT? CEO Must Share Blame – (Doug Henschen)
  • What is Driving the Need for Right Sourcing in eDiscovery? (@OrangeLT)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • 17a-4 Develops ‘Simple e-Mail Compliance’ Service – (PR Web)
  • Aderant Acquires Image Management Leader Applied Technology Group, LLC – (Press Release)
  • Aldermore Bank uses ArchiveOne to Achieve DemonstrableCompliance and Easy Retrieval – (PRLog)
  • Applied Discovery® Announces Strategic Partnership With kCura| Relativity – (Marketwire)
  • Archiving Email with C2C’s ArchiveOne Can Reduce eDiscovery Risks - (Brett Burney)
  • Automated Predictive Review (Predictive Coding) from Orange Legal Technologies - (@OrangeLT)
  • ClearwelleDiscovery Integration Nears for Symantec Data Insight – (Evan Koblentz)
  • Complete Discovery Source — eDiscovery Leader Expands Its Managed Review Capacity - (PR Web)
  • Daegis Reports Fiscal 2012 Third Quarter Financial Results - (Press Release)
  • DCIG Revolutionizes Buyer’s Guide with New Analysis and System - (Joshua Konkle)
  • eTERA Consulting Welcomes Vail Legal Technologies LLC as Business Partner - (PR Web)
  • Falcon Discovery Achieves Certified Symantec Clearwell Managed Service Provider Status - (Marketwire)
  • Four Firms Advise on Proposed Quest Software Buyout - (Julie Triedman)
  • Hubbard One Rounds Out Law Firm Client Development - (Evan Koblentz)
  • IPRO Announces Litigation Review Software Trade-In Program - (Marketwire)
  • Iron Mountain Incorporated Declares Quarterly Dividend - (Business Wire)
  • Kroll Ontrack Recovers More Than 103 Petabytes of Data over the Past 25 Years – (Business Wire)
  • More Allegations about Fast Search Impropriety - (Stephen Arnold)
  • Mountain West Chapter of the ACC – 7th Annual CLE & SKI – OrangeLT Sweepstakes - (@OrangeLT)
  • Performance, Processor and Built-In External Review Package Head Changes in EnCase Forensic Version (Steve Salinas)
  • Relativity 7.4 Pre-Release Now Available - (@kCura)
  • RSD and DATATEKNÄ°K Form Strategic Partnership - (PR Web)
  • Symantec Announces Global Availability of NetBackup 7.5 and Backup Exec 2012 - (Marketwire)
  • Symantec Helps Organizations Get Control of Runaway Data Growth – (Market Wire)
  • TechLaw Solutions Addition of Veteran Managed Review Services Team - (Marketwire)
  • Winmark Chief Legal Officer Network and ZyLAB create a Strategic Partnership - (Press Release)
  • ZL Technologies Brings Virtual Scale-out to Enterprise Archiving and eDiscovery - (Ben Maas)
2012 eDiscovery Events


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