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 25, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - April 25, 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 Judge Orders Predictive Coding Over Plaintiff Objection – (Evan Koblentz)
  • Admissibility of Scientific Literature in the Internet Age – (Andrew Kaufman)
  • Allergies, eDiscovery and Karma: Yes, The Rules Apply to Law Firms, Too – (Dennis Kiker)
  • ‘Briggs’ and Emerging Standards on Government eDiscovery Obligations – (Norman Simon Brendan Schulman, Samantha Ettari)
  • Cloud Solutions Can Make Sense for Modern Legal Review – (Keith Schrodt)
  • Court Clarifies Duty To Preserve Evidence, Denies eDiscovery Sanctions Motion Against Pfizer – (Philip Favro)
  • Court Orders Mirror-Imaging of Personal Computers for Purpose of Preservation – (K&L Gates)
  • Courts Warming to Reliability Of Internet Archive Printouts As Evidence – (Gregory Joseph)
  • DE District Court Test Drives Race Tires America, Curbs Taxation of eDiscovery Costs – (Christopher Spizzirri)
  • Disclosure of EU Leniency Materials: English High Court Outlines the Boundaries of Document Disclosure – (Andrea Hamilton, David Henry, Philipp Werner)
  • Document Review in 2025: eDiscovery To Infinity And Beyond – (Kara Kirkeby, Jodi Vickerman)
  • E.D.N.Y. Rules on Firm’s Ethical and Legal Obligations to Preserve Former Client’s Emails – (Daniel DePasquale)
  • eDiscovery Best Practices: After Production, Your eDiscovery Obligations Are Not Necessarily Over – (Doug Austin)
  • eDiscovery – FamilyDate and FamilyID – (Amy Bowser-Rollins)
  • eDiscovery in the Cloud? Not So Easy – (Tam Harbert)
  • E-Discovery Spoliation Claims: Can You Get Past The Threshold Question? (Mike Hamilton)
  • Experts Debate The Ins and Outs Of Technology-Assisted Review – (Alex Vorro)
  • Facebook Used In One Of Five Family Court Cases – (Candace Keller)
  • Federal Court Approves Use Of  “Predictive Coding” – (Brendan Schulman, Samantha Ettari)
  • Frequently Asked Questions About De-Duplication – (Meridian Discovery)
  • Google Engineer Questioned by Oracle Lawyer About Email Evidence – (Ginny LaRoe)
  • How to Prepare for eDiscovery Supplementation Obligations – (Ross Cunningham)
  • Is It Fiction or an eDiscovery Complaint? (Jon Resnick)
  • Judicial Commentary on New Zealand’s New Discovery Rules – (Andrew King)
  • Leading Federal Court Decision Opens Doors to Wider Use of Computer-Assisted Review (Deanna Blomquist, Aaron Van Oort)
  • Making eDiscovery Work for Legal Eagles – (Adrian Briscoe)
  • Managing eDiscovery: The Right Tools for the Job – (Craig Smith)
  • Occupy Wall Street Public Tweets Subpoena Decision May Have A Troubling Analysis – (Bradley Shear)
  • Operationalizing eDiscovery – Two Different Approaches – (Sophie Ross)
  • Plaintiffs Trying To Get Judge Peck Bounced from Landmark Predictive Coding Case – (Christopher Danzig)
  • Psychic Discovery (Josh Gilliland)
  • RFP Considerations For GC Stakeholders – (Cas Campaigne)
  • Second Circuit Reverses Convictions in Data-Theft Prosecution – (Colin Zick)
  • Second Ever Order Entered Approving Predictive Coding – (Ralph Losey)
  • Social Media Roundtable: Privacy Issues And Courtroom Implications – (Kelli Clark, Christopher Morvillo, Mara Zazzali-Hogan)
  • Social Tech eDiscovery: Twitter Law Enforcement Policies Revisited – (Doug Austin)
  • Southern District of New York Implements Pilot Program for Complex Civil Cases – Order Requires Express Certification of Competence – (Patrick Burke)
  • Spoliation – Unsuccessful Applicant’s Emails Asking Why She Was Not Hired Insufficient to Trigger Duty to Preserve – (Gregory Joseph)
  • Surf at Your Own Risk:  For the First Time in New Jersey, Judge Holds Juror In Contempt For Internet Use During Deliberations | Gibbons – (Mara Zazzali-Hogan)
  • The Cozy World of eDiscovery Implodes – (Jason Krause)
  • The Top 5 Most Requested Features for Early Case Assessment Platforms – (Charles Skamser)
  • Twelve Steps to Doing Due Diligence Document Review | Exact Legal Review – (Jonathan Easton)
  • Using Legal Project Management to Reduce eDiscovery and Legal Costs – (Eric Hutz)
  • “Where The Money Goes” – A Report By The Rand Corporation – (Ralph Losey)
Reports and Resources
  • Cybersecurity: Threats Impacting the Nation (PDF) (Gregory Wilshusen)
  • IAAC Publishes Guide to Forensic Readiness – (BLLAWG)
  • Fines for Failure to Cooperate within Antitrust Proceedings – The Ultimate Weapon for Authorities? (Konrad Stolarski)
  • Social Metadata for Libraries, Archives and Museums, Part 3: Recommendations and Readings (PDF) (OCLC Research)
  • The 2012 EDGE Summit (21st Century Technology for Information Governance) Debuts – (Allison Walton)
  • The Rear View Mirror on Google+: Top 5 Stories From Last Week’s Unfiltered Orange Newsletter – (@OrangeLT)
Sight and Sound
  • 54th Edition: Ethics and Technology – The Rules Are Changing (Podcast) (Jim Calloway, Sharon Nelson)
  • Baseball and eDiscovery:  Isn’t It Time For Your Best Pitch? (@OrangeLT)
  • Brainless Blunders in eDiscovery Searches | LegalTalk Network – (Craig Ball, Sharon Nelson, John Simek)
  • Case in Point: “eDiscovery Lotto” – (Case Central)
  • eDiscovery Passports and International eDiscovery in US Courts – (Karl Schieneman)
  • How Family Law Attorneys Use Social Media Evidence in Court Cases – (Dishon & Block)
Technology and Tactics
  • A University’s Mind-Boggling Database Of Teens’ Daily Text Messages, Emails, & IMs Over Four Years – (Kashmir Hill)
  • An Early Look at Windows Server 8 – (Ed Mikuszewski)
  • As Unstructured Data Heats Up, Will You Need A License To Webcrawl? (Stacey Higginbotham)
  • Businesses Unlikely To Comply With 24-Hour Breach Notification – (SC Magazine)
  • California Provides SocialMedia Guidance for Financial Institutions (Heida Johanns, Julie O’Neill)
  • Compliance Focus, Employee Error Lead to Health Care Data Breaches – (Catherine Dunn)
  • Compliance Is A Gold Mine – (Kelly Damore)
  • FBI: Disinfect Your Computer Or Risk Losing Internet Access Come July – (Adrian Kingley-Hughes)
  • FCPA Compliance: Staying Ahead Of Enforcement – (Howard Sklar)
  • From “Eat Pray Love” To “Eat Shop Sleep” (Michael Schmidt)
  • Guidance on Establishing and Maintaining a Privacy Management Infrastructure (Bret Cohen)
  • How Intellectual Property (IP) Enables And Protects Open Innovation Platforms | Forbes – (Ben Kerschberg)
  • Improve Your Email Management With A Better Retention Policy – (John Mello)
  • Integrated Systems for the Enterprise Masses: Expertise in a Box or in the Cloud – (Gary MacFadden)
  • In the Tablet Age, Law Firms Face New IT Threats – (Matthew Huisman)
  • Lawyer Accused of Breaking Into Ex-Employee’s Personal Email Is Barred From Using Computer at Work – (Martha Neil)
  • Microsoft and Facebook Align Further With Patent Deal – (Nick Wingfield)
  • Privacy Controversy about Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) (Peter Vogel)
  • Save Time – Become an Outlook Power User – (Jeff Orloff)
  • Tapping Social Media to Give Lawyers an Inside Voice – (Robyn Weisman)
  • The Difference Between Scientific Evidence And The Scientific Method – (Max Kennerly)
  • The Interwoven Histories of Apple and RIM – (Sam Guiberson)
  • The Lowdown on Google Drive – (Quentin Hardy)
  • Understanding and Using Certificates in Exchange 2010 – Part Four – (Casper Manes)
  • Watching Every Click You Make – (Henry Alford)
  • Who Has the Dirtiest Clouds? Apple, Amazon, but not Google – (Peter Vogel)
  • Why Good Compliance Programs Are Essential Under The FCPA And UK Bribery Act – (William Roberts, John Shane)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • 17a-4 LLC’s DataParser™ 7.0 for Lync with GroupChat – (PR Web)
  • AccessData Unveils New Version of MPE+ Software – (Business Wire)
  • BeyondRecognition Announces Image-Based Document Clustering Technology – (Press Release)
  • CommVault and Microsoft Expand Relationship to Offer Simpana Data Management with Windows Azure – (Press Release)
  • CommVault Honors Key Partners in First Annual Worldwide PartnerAdvantage Awards – (Press Release)
  • Comparative Review: Exchange Server eDiscovery – (Orin Thomas)
  • Complete Discovery Source Deploys Portable Appliance for Cross-Border Litigation and Investigations – (MarketWatch)
  • Daegis Offers Cost-Predictability with eDiscovery Calculators – (Business Wire)
  • eDiscovering Vendors on Twitter (eDiscovery Vendor Listing of Twitter Feeds) – (@ComplexD)
  • EDRM 2012-2013 Mid-Year Meeting Set for October 17-18, 2012 – (Tom Gelbmann)
  • Globanet Email Migrator to Support Migrations from Symantec Enterprise Vault to Vault.Cloud – (PR Web)
  • iCONECT Global Summit Answers eDiscovery Challenges with Cutting Edge Technology – (PR Web)
  • Iris Data Services Becomes a Relativity Certified Reseller – (PR Web)
  • Mindseye Expands with New Corporate Office and Website Launch – (PR Web)
  • Nextpoint Announces SmartCrawl™ Collections for Cloud-Based Data – (PR Web)
  • Oracle Partners Team to Develop eDiscovery App – (Larry Walsh)
  • Reed Elsevier Sees Further Growth in 2012 – (Adveith Nair)
  • Reed Smith LLP Selects Equivio Zoom for Predictive Coding and Analytics – (PR Newswire)
  • Remote Collection + Legal Hold = TotalDiscovery from Orange Legal Technologies – (@OrangeLT)
  • SFL Data Earns Official Clearwell Managed Service Provider Certification – (PR Web)
  • Stroz Friedberg: Melding Humans And Machines In eDiscovery – (Tom Barnett)
  • Symantec Reports Preliminary Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2012 Results – (Marketwire)
  • TEAM Announces Email Management for Oracle Customers – (PR Newswire)
  • Trident Expert, Powered by Wave Software, To Load Into iCONECT – (Press Release)
  • TrustPoint International Announces Expansion of Boston, MA Operations – (PR Log)
  • UBIC North America Introduces its #eDiscovery Solution Lit i View™ Version 4.0 – (PR Web)
  • VeDiscovery: Implications Of Proposed Changes To FRCP On eDiscovery – (Karl Wentzel)
  • Vormetric Delivers Near Zero Overhead for Enterprise Encryption – (Business Wire)
  • Wave Software Rebuilds Trident ECA – (Evan Koblentz)
  • Workshare Adds iManage, SharePoint Connections to PDF Professional – (Evan Koblentz)
  • X1 Rapid Discovery: Virtual eDiscovery Arrives – (Charles Skamser)
  • XERA e-Discovery Platform Supports Compliance with the DOJ e-Discovery Protocol – (PR Web)
  • Xerox Litigation Services: The Evolution Of The eDiscovery Service Provider As Managed Services Partner – (Gabrielle Baron)
  • ZyLAB: Data Protection, Privacy And Disclosure Considerations For Multinational Corporations – (Mary Mack)

2012 eDiscovery Events


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