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, April 4, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - April 4, 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 Gold Standard for Keyword Searches - (Craig Ball)
  • ABA TechShow:  Chicago Is Home to Technology Makers and Super Heroes - (Sean Doherty)
  • Authentication of Email, Internet and Social Media Evidence - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Automating the Legal Hold Process - (Mayer Brown)
  • Clearing up Toxic Waste Dump of Digital Data: Legacy Data and Data Remediation - (Amber Scorah)
  • Criminal Law: The Fairness in Disclosure of Evidence of 2012 - (Brooke Oppenheimer)
  • Cross-Border Discovery – Federal Judge Makes a Monkey of the Cheese-Eaters - (Chris Dale)
  • ‘Da Silva Moore’ Plaintiffs Request Recusal for Judge Peck – (Sean Doherty)
  • Dramatic Changes to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Proposed – (Stephen Roberts)
  • eDiscovery Case Law: Two Pages Inadvertently Disclosed Out of Two Million May Still Waive Privilege - (Doug Austin)
  • eDiscovery Down Under: New Zealand and Australia Are Not as Different as They Sound - (Allison Walton)
  • eDiscovery: Piercing the “Veil of Secrecy” in State Court Litigation - (Matthew Prewitt)
  • eDiscovery Search and Collection in the Cloud - (John Patzakis)
  • Electronic Discovery – False Hits or False Positives - (Amy Bowser-Rollins)
  • E-SIN: Court Orders Identification of Suspected Porn Pirates | Gibbons - (Paul Asfendis)
  • Expert Discovery Amendments (2010) Narrow Definition of “Retained or Specially Employed” Expert - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Following Comments on Cost Allocation, Court Orders Parties to Split Some Costs and Plaintiff Post Bond – (K&L Gates)
  • House Judiciary Committee Member Backs Rules Change - (Robert Owen)
  • How Digital Forensics Can Help Reveal Online Fraud - (Francie Diep)
  • Inadvertent Production of Two Privileged Pages Among Over Two Million May Waive the Attorney-Client Privilege - (Gibbons)
  • Integrating HR and E-Discovery for Efficient Legal Holds – (Andrew Bartholomew)
  • Is A Facebook Page Worth Your Job? eDiscovery And Spoliation In The Age of Social Media - (Jana Landon)
  • ISPs Must Turn Over Customer Names in Porn File-Sharing Suit - (Saranac Hale Spencer)
  • Judge David Waxse on Cooperation and Lawyers Who Act Like Spoiled Children - (Ralph Losey)
  • Judge Peck Asks Plaintiffs To Reconsider Approach To Litigation (PDF) - (USDC SDNY)
  • Keyword Searches: Great Expectations (and Reality) - (BLLAWG)
  • Legal Community Looks to the Cloud for Next-Gen eDiscovery Solutions - (Michele Lange)
  • Leveraging Document Review Into a Permanent Position - (Elizabeth Collura)
  • Live At The eDiscovery Witch Trials – (Katey Wood)
  • Machine Learning To Anticipate eDiscovery Not Just To Manage It - (Chris Dale)
  • Much Ado About (Predictive Coding) Definitions - (Craig Carpenter)
  • Not So Fast: Race Tires Court Gives Flat to Momentum for Broad ESI Cost Shifting Under 28 U.S.C. §1920 – (Mark Sidoti)
  • PhotoCop & The Red Light of Admissibility - (Josh Gilliland)
  • Pippins v. KPMG May Lead To Overpreservation, But Also Teaches How To Avoid It - (Ronni Solomon, Jennifer Maddrey)
  • Predictive Coding: 5 Things You Should Know (PDF) - (David Kessler, Florinda Baldridge)
  • Raising the Awareness of Electronic Discovery in New Zealand - (Andrew King)
  • Remedies for Spoliation of Evidence – (Robert Kelner, Gail Kelner)
  • Save Time, Money and Angst — MEET AND CONFER - (Katherine Gallo)
  • Should Federal Law Fill in Gaps in State eDiscovery Law? (Ignatius Grande)
  • The eDiscovery “Passport”: The First Step to Succeeding in International Legal Disputes - (Philip Favro)
  • The Security, Privacy and Legal Implications of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) - (David Navetta)
  • Third Circuit Finds That Failing to Produce Original Documents May Constitute Sanctionable Spoliation (Gibbons)
  • Troll Models | Millnet - (Charles Holloway)
  • Try It, You’ll Like It (Or Not) - (Sean Doherty)
  • Wasted Costs Order for E-Disclosure Failures - (Deborah Blaxell)
Reports and Resources
  • Buzz in the Blogosphere: Millions More Bloggers and Blog Readers - (Nielsen Wire)
  • Cybersecurity: Selected Legal Issues - (Congressional Research Service)
  • eDiscovery Industry Investor Review by VRA Partners, LLC - (Brad Jenkins)
  • EnCE Examiners Using EnCase Uncover Alleged Fraud in Facebook Ownership Case – Full Examination Report  (PDF) - (Steve Salinas)
  • Internet Social Networking Risks (PDF) - (U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation)
  • Law Technology News – April 2012 Digital Issue - (LTN)
  • Predictive Coding Technology Providers - (@ComplexD)
  • Procure Secure: A Guide to Monitoring of Security Service Levels in Cloud Contracts - (ENISA)
  • Technology-Assisted Document Review: Is It Really Defensible – Richmond Journal of Law & Technology (PDF) – (Dennis Kiker, Daryl Shetterly, W.W. Belt)
  • The Rear View Mirror on Google+: Top 5 Stories From Last Week’s Unfiltered Orange Newsletter - (@OrangeLT)
Sight and Sound
  • Act Two: Legal Tech Pioneers Return to Compete in Legal Tech Market - (Monica Bay)
  • “Do Not Track” Initiatives Could Create New Premium Online Content Market – (Colin O’Keefe, Gerald Ferguson)
  • Common eDiscovery Oversight: Underestimating Risk Of ESI - (@OrangeLT)
  • Court Affirms Technology-Assisted Review — Now What? (Webinar Recording) (Xerox XLS)
  • Impressions From SXSWi 2012: Gartner Fellow Mark McDonald on the Social Organization - (Todd Watson)
  • Online Images And Photo Sharing: Comments From Getty Images’ Co-Founder and CEO Jonathan Klein – (Colleen Taylor)
  • Predictive Coding and Review Roundtable (Podcast) (Karl Schieneman, Jim Wagner, Warwick Sharp, Tom Gricks)
Technology and Tactics
  • A Note of Caution When Suing for Copyright Infringement - (Dave Shouvlin)
  • Another Cool Tool: The Log Parser Studio - (Casper Manes)
  • Cloud and Innovation Driving Use of Open Source Software - (Kathleen Goolsby)
  • Cloud Meets Big Data In Healthcare: The Importance of ACOs - (Chuck Hollis)
  • Coping With Twitter’s Unfollow Bug - (Jeremiah Owyang)
  • Data Gathering: The Dirty Little Secret of Social Networking - (Ron Miller)
  • Default Passwords Pose Security Problems for Many Organizations - (John Mello)
  • Embracing Digital Services: When Will the Legal Technology Vendors Catch Up? (Charles Christian)
  • Employers Can Still Demand Facebook Passwords After House Vote - (Stephanie Rabiner)
  • Federal Judges on Guard Against Jurors’ Social Media Activity – (Mary Pat Gallagher)
  • Found Makes Searching For Files Anywhere Super Simple (And Really Slick) (Colleen Taylor)
  • Forensics and Facebook: How Cernam Plans to Collect Social Network Evidence - (Joe Brockmeier)
  • In-House Lawyers Gaining the Upper Hand, Says ACC - (Jennifer Smith)
  • Online Privacy: The Fine Line Between Convenience and Creepy - (Kimberly Edwards)
  • Organizations Need File Sync & Share AND a Complementary Development Platform - (Joshua Konkle)
  • Law Enforcement Routinely Tracks Cell Phones - (Sharon Nelson)
  • MasterCard, VISA Warn of Processor Breach - (Brian Krebs)
  • Nearly Impossible to Wipe Personal Data from Some Mobile Devices - (ProofPoint)
  • New U.S. Research Will Aim at Flood of Digital Data - (Steve Lohr)
  • Privacy Please! | Slaw - (Catherine Sanders Reach)
  • Restoring Contemplation: How Disconnecting Bolsters the Knowledge Economy (PDF) –  (Jessie L. Mannisto)
  • Scripting with Microsoft Script Explorer - (Casper Manes)
  • Social Networking Heads to the Office - (Shayndi Raice)
  • Supreme Court Holds Privacy Act Recovery Only Available When There is Economic Loss - (Timothy Tobin)
  • Though Not Yet Banned, Requiring SocialMedia Information Is a Bad Idea | Littler - (Chris Leh)
  • Why Aren’t Companies Better Prepared for Data Breaches? (Catherine Dunn)
  • Your Email Password Could Be a Goldmine - (Jeff Orloff)
  • Va. Police: Social Media Policy Is Part of ‘Virtual Character Check’ (Young Ha)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • Afognak Native Corporation Enrolls CommVault Simpana Software - (PR Newswire)
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission Signs Three-Year Contract with Nuix - (Business Wire)
  • BIA to Showcase New Social Media, Webmail and Cloud Application Collection Features at ACEDS2012 - (Business Wire)
  • BlueStar Case Solutions Continues to Develop Successful Attorney Review Division - (PR Web)
  • Considering eDiscovery in the Cloud? (@OrangeLT)
  • Credence Corp. Unveils Managed Services Platform At ACEDS2012 eDiscovery Conference - (i-Newswire)
  • Cryoserver:  The Freedom of Information Act Applies to Personal Accounts in the Government - (Cryoserver)
  • DTI Names Michael Marsilio Director of Information Security and Compliance - (Brendan McKenna)
  • Enterprise Vault 10.0.1 Has Been Released - (Glenn Martin)
  • Equivio: Zoom to Predictive Coding - (Charles Skamser)
  • Executive Interview with CEO Brad Jenkins of CloudNine Discovery – (Charles Skamser)
  • FTI Consulting Announces Nomination of Directors to Stand for Election at 2012 Annual Meeting - (PR Newswire)
  • GGO First eDiscovery Technology and Consulting Firm Requiring New Staff to Become CEDS as Condition of Employment – (ACEDS)
  • Global Relay Adds Wall Street Veteran - (PR Web)
  • Google Adds eDiscovery Option to Apps Platform (Comments From Jack Halprin, Craig Carpenter) - (Steve Evans)
  • Google Apps Vault Adds eDiscovery Features to Google Apps for Business – (Evan Koblentz)
  • Iris Data Services Hires New Account Executive in San Francisco - (PR Web)
  • Kroll Ontrack: Leveraging Cloud-Based Delivery Capabilities for DIY E-Discovery - (Kroll Ontrack)
  • LDM Global Bolsters US Presence with Key Hires in Sales and Client Services Teams – (@LegalIT)
  • Messaging Architects Adds Cloud Migration Capabilities to the Netmail Platform - (PR Web)
  • Modus Recognized as Relativity Best in Service Partner - (PR Web)
  • Nancy Daniel of Altep, Inc. Named Director of Women in E-Discovery’s Dallas Chapter – (Press Release)
  • New Product Increases Control Over eDiscovery - (Metropolitan Corporate Counsel)
  • Paragon Legal Technology Support Leverages iCONECT’s XERA Platform - (PR Web)
  • PowerSearch Software Announces Enhanced Search Functionality and Support for all Languages - (PR Web)
  • RVM Expands eDiscovery Consulting Practice Through Acquisition of EDiscover-E - (Business Wire)
  • Stroz Friedberg and Pangea3 Form Alliance to Offer eDiscovery Services - (Business Wire)
  • Syngence Announces SynthetixND Upgrade, Flat-Rate Charter Program – (Michael Roach)
  • Thomson Reuters Hires Former Kroll Exec Nimsger - (Evan Koblentz)
  • ZyLAB Warns that EU Data Protection Reforms will Complicate Cross-border Litigation - (Announcement)
2012 eDiscovery Events


ACEDS 2012 Conference
April 2 - 4, 2012
Hollywood, FL

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

eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference
May 23 – 25, 2012
Tempe, AZ


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