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 18, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - April 18, 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 is for Appeal: Peck’s Approval of Computer-Assisted Review Under Review – (Leah Glashofer)
  • A “Kleen” Miss - (BLLAWG)
  • A Spoliation Ace in the Hole - (Brian Kint)
  • Articles on eDisclosure, eDiscovery, Cooperation and Privacy by UK and US Judges - (Chris Dale)
  • Bad Soup: Boiled Frog, Mouse Balls and Lawyer Eyes – (Craig Ball)
  • Big Data hits the Big Time - (Nick Patience)
  • CAFC Chief Judge Rader on Curbing eDiscovery, Part II | Gibbons - (Ralph Dengler)
  • Can the Government Force the Surrender of Encryption Keys? (Joshua Engel)
  • Communications with Unretained Experts, Unprotected by Rule 26(b)(B)(4)(C) – Any Exceptions? (Gregory Joseph)
  • Conjecture is Not Spoliation - (Josh Gilliland)
  • eDiscovery Case Law: The Other Technology Assisted Review Case - (Doug Austin)
  • eDiscovery Costs as Taxes Assessed Upon the Loser? Third Circuit Says No - (Leonard Deutchman)
  • eDiscovery Dispute Yields Formal Recusal Request in ‘da Silva Moore’ - (Sean Doherty)
  • eDiscovery is About Trust and Transparency - (Tim Leehealey)
  • eDiscovery Lessons of “Downton Abbey” - (Erin Nealy Cox)
  • eDiscovery – Outlook Data File Types - (Amy Bowser-Rollins)
  • Electronic Discovery as a Modern Convenience: A Burden or a Boon? - (Erin Hendrix)
  • Embracing an Electronic Documents Questionnaire - (Andrew King)
  • Emerging Standards on Government’s eDiscovery Obligations - (Norman Simon, Brendan Schulman, Samantha Ettari)
  • Extensive Discovery Changes Proposed for N.J. Criminal Cases – (Mary Pat Gallagher)
  • Good, Better, Best: a Tale of Three Proportionality Cases – Part Two - (Ralph Losey)
  • Google Is Faulted for Impeding U.S. Inquiry on Data Collection - (David Streitfeld)
  • Implementing a Litigation Hold | Kelley Drye - (PDF) (Nicolas Panarella, Wook Kim)
  • In Electronic Discovery, Poorly Done Demands Can Become Million Dollar Mistakes – (Lauren Cannataro)
  • Kleen Products vs Da Silva Moore: Measurement vs Method - (Greg Buckles)
  • Leading Federal Court Decision Opens Doors to Wider Use of Computer-Assisted Review – (Deanna Blomquist, Aaron Van Oort)
  • New Zealand’s New Discovery Rules and Electronic Discovery - (Chris Dale)
  • “P” is for Processing: Part 2 -  – Part 3 – (Chuck Rothman)
  • Plaintiffs Ask Judge Nan R. Nolan to Go Out On Limb In Kleen Products Predictive Coding Case - (Matthew Nelson)
  • Proportionality Demystified: How Organizations Can Get eDiscovery Right by Following Four Key Principles – (Philip Favro)
  • Redefine Transparency in Predictive Coding: Shoot for Validity - (Gerard Britton)
  • Robinson v. City of Arkansas: A Refresher on How to Respond, Object to Discovery Requests - (Mike Hamilton)
  • Two First Department Decisions Adopt ‘Zubulake’ - (Daniel Brown, Valentina Shenderovich)
  • Unraveling How More than $1.6 Billion Disappeared - (Jon Resnick)
  • Updated Article on Internet & Email Evidence (Part 2) - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Updates on 2011 TREC Results, EDI Project - (Evan Koblentz)
  • U.S. Data Privacy Laws Challenge the eDiscovery Process - (Andrew Bartholomew)
  • Using a Neutral Third Party to Resolve or Prevent Disclosure Disputes - (Chris Dale)
Reports and Resources
  • 689 Published Cases Involving Social Media Evidence – (John Patzakis)
  • Digital Differences (Demographics of Internet Usage) - (Kathryn Zickuhr, Aaron Smith)
  • DLA Piper: Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook - (Megan Muir)
  • Introducing the NLJ 350 - (The National Law Journal)
  • PwC Releases 2011 Securities Litigation Study - (Kevin LaCroix)
  • The Corporate eDiscovery Forum - (CEDF)
  • The Future of Money in a Mobile Age | Pew Internet (PDF) (Aaron Smith, Janna Anderson, Lee Rainie)
  • The Rear View Mirror on Google+: Top 5 Stories From Last Week’s Unfiltered Orange Newsletter - (@OrangeLT)
  • Where Does The US Rank on the Networked Readiness Index? - (Zoe McKay)
  • Where the Money Goes: Understanding Litigant Expenditures for Producing Electronic Discovery | RAND – (Nicolas Pace, Laura Zakaras)
Sight and Sound
  • Case in Point: Early Data Analysis - (Case Central)
  • eDiscovery Protocol for the DOJ in Criminal Cases - (John Haried, Allison Walton)
  • Lessons for Companies from Massive Global Payments Inc. Data Breach – Shook Hardy’s Al Saikali - (Colin O’Keefe)
  • Mallesons’ Gerard Neiditsch on an App to Keep Attorneys Connected - (Monica Bay)
  • Robin Dunbar: We Can Only Ever Have 150 Friends At Most - (Aleks Krotoski)
  • Remote Collection with Legal Hold – A Pinteresting Approach to eDiscovery - (@OrangeLT)
  • The Turning Point for Mobile Apps - (Jenna Wortham, Louise Story)
Technology and Tactics
  • Access Denied: Legislation Prevents Employers from Demanding Employees’ Social Media Passwords – (Alicia Feichtmeir)
  • Amazon Web Services Eyes Enterprise Search, Launches CloudSearch - (Larry Dignan)
  • Are Employer Social Networking Accounts Protectable Trade Secrets? (Kara Maciel, Matthew Sorensen)
  • Can Source Code Be a ‘Stolen Good’? Second Circuit Says No – (Mark Hamblett)
  • Computer Hacking Law Does Not Prohibit Employees from Misusing Data They Are Authorized to Access – (Allison Carrinski)
  • Consumer Activity on Social Media Sites Dwarfs Healthcare Companies, Finds New PwC Study - (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
  • Copyright Infringement or Fair Use of Court Records? (Peter Vogel)
  • Court: Checking Facebook on Your Work Computer Isn’t a Crime - (Joe Palazzolo)
  • Cybersecurity Bill FAQ: The Disturbing Privacy Dangers in CISPA - (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
  • Did Apple Rob Your Library? (Ben Kerschberg)
  • Does the NLRB ‘Like’ Your Social Media Policies? (Doreen Davis, Ann Marie Painter)
  • Facebook Confidential: How the Craigslist Killer Manhunt Exposed Personal Details of the Innocent - (Anna Brading)
  • Hogan Lovells-Authored Opinion Piece Examines Idea of Legally Restricting Sharing on Social Media - (Hogan Lovells)
  • ICANN and Pornographers: Comrades in Arms? (Douglas Wood)
  • InterCloud Records Management - (Neil McEvoy)
  • It’s Time for Smaller Firms to Question BigLaw Technology - (William Caraher)
  • Maryland “Facebook Law” Raises New Obstacles For Vetting Applicants And Investigating Employees - (Philip Gordon)
  • Microsoft Invests In Open Source Interoperability and Standards - (Paul Krill)
  • No Copyright Infringement but Criminal Charges for Massive Download - (Peter Vogel)
  • Recent Ruling May Extend ITC’s Reach in Trade Secrets Disputes – (Richard Raysman, Peter Brown)
  • SSD Opportunity & Threat To Storage Vendors – Network Computing - (Liam Lahey)
  • Take Two and Call Me in the Morning: U.S. Hospitals Need An InfoGovernance Remedy - (Allison Walton)
  • Teacher’s Aide Fired for Refusing to Provide Facebook Information - (Tom Crane)
  • The Duty to Authenticate Identity: the Online Banking Breach Lawsuits - (David Nevetta)
  • The Midmarket Is Ready for Mobile Cloud - (Kim Davis)
  • The Three Biggest E.U. Challenges for General Counsel – (Paul Mandell)
  • The Trade Politics of Cloud Computing | Slaw - (Jack Newton)
  • Understanding and Using Certificates in Exchange 2010 – Part One -  – Part Two - (Casper Manes)
  • Unmasking Anonymous Internet Speech in New York - (Scott Himes)
  • Will Email Create A New Digital Divide in Your Business? (John Mello)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • Acquire and Administer Immediately: Remote Collection and Legal Hold from OrangeLT™ - (@OrangeLT)
  • Aderant to Acquire Omega Legal, Rainmaker Integration Uncertain - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Albert Barsocchini to Join NightOwl - (Monica Bay)
  • Altep, Inc. Becomes Relativity Premium Hosting Partner - (Press Release)
  • Autonomy Rich Media Management Platform Gives Broadcasters and Marketers Real-Time Insight – (PR Newswire)
  • Basis Technology Establishes European Headquarters - (Business Wire)
  • BeyondRecognition Looks to Improve OCR for Legal Field - (Evan Koblentz)
  • CommVault Opens Product Development Center in Bangalore - (Press Release)
  • Cynthia Courtney Appointed D4′s VP of Discovery Engineering - (Brendan McKenna)
  • D4 Names Former CIGNA Counsel to Senior Staff Position - (PR Web)
  • Daegis Named 2012 Network Products Guide Award Finalist - (Press Release)
  • Data Migration Industry Expert Dan Clark Joins Globanet Team - (PR Web)
  • DiscoverReady – One Size Doesn’t Fit All in Predictive Coding - (Matt Miller)
  • eDiscovery Firm TERIS Promotes Meghan Brosnahan to Director of Enterprise Solutions - (PR Web)
  • ESG Analysis (Nuix) – Defensible Deletion Can Save Small Organizations $1 Million and up to $20 Million for Enterprises – (Business Wire)
  • Global Relay Search App for Android Phones and Tablets Debuted - (PR Web)
  • kCura Named Finalist for Illinois Technology Association CityLIGHTS Award - (Press Release)
  • Kroll Ontrack to Bring Services Business into New Zealand - (Vera Alves)
  • Iris Data Services Hires New Regional Director for Kansas City - (PR Web)
  • LawCLE Center Honors Recent Graduates of Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Program - (PR Web)
  • Leading Industry Analyst Firm Includes Email Retention Expert C2C in Case Study - (PR Web)
  • Mimecast’s Peter Bauer on Exchange in the Cloud, eDiscovery, and Data Protection - (Megan Keller)
  • Paragon Legal Technology Support Selects TunnelVision from Mindseye to Power Effective eDiscovery – (PR Web)
  • Perceptive Software Launches Interact Mobile Apps – (Rikki Endsley)
  • Reed Smith Adds kCura Relativity to Help Power Its eDiscovery Team - (Michael Roach)
  • SailPoint on the Forefront of Cloud Identity Management Standards Development - (Business Wire)
  • Symantec Completes Acquisition of Nukona - (Press Release)
  • The DATA Group names Ian Halliday new Vice President, Document Process Management - (PR Newswire)
  • The Great eDiscovery Shake-Up – Or Is That Shakeout! (Charles Christian)
  • Thomson Reuters Builds on Westlaw Case Notebook - (Sean Doherty)
  • Tikit Announces New Partnership with Singapore’s Leading Law Firm Technology Provider - (@LegalIT)
  • UHY Advisors Partners With Zapproved to Offer Legal Hold Pro to Take Control of Doc Preservation Process – (Marketwire)
  • Wave Software Announces New Product – Trident Expert - (Press Release)
  • X1 Discovery Announces Cloud-Deployable Capabilities for X1 Rapid Discovery - (Business Wire)
  • ZL Technologies – Turning Data Into Actionable Knowledge is Key to Big Data Management [CEO Series] - (Kristen Nicole)

2012 eDiscovery Events


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

LawTech Europe Congress
November 12, 2012
Prague, Czech Republic