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(Gartner Hype Cycle for Legal and Regulatory Information Governance, 2009, December 2009).

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 2, 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 Bill of Rights for eDiscovery - (Craig Ball)
  • A Technology Assisted Review Backgrounder - (@OrangeLT)
  • Amazon Has A Story To Tell In eDiscovery - (Barry Murphy)
  • American Discovery and European Disclosure… What a Difference! (Allie Pippin)
  • Another eDiscovery Milestone: State Judge Orders Predictive Coding - (Allison Frankel)
  • Best Practices in Collecting Data: Who To Do It, When To Do It, How To Do It – (Mayer Brown)
  • Computer-Assisted Review: Reducing Risk For The CPS - (Howard Sklar)
  • Confusion Over The Scale & Nature Of Cyber Crime - (Keith Cottenden)
  • Considered, Deferred, Denied - (Charles Holloway)
  • Counsel’s Perspective: Outlook is Not a Review Tool, Part I  - | Part II - (Cynthia Courtney)
  • Courts Warming to Reliability Of Internet Archive Printouts As Evidence - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Criminal Defendant has No Standing to Quash Twitter Subpoena – (K&L Gates)
  • Cybersmear – Jury Verdict of $13.78 Million for Anonymous Postings - (Peter Vogel)
  • Da Silva Moore, Global Aerospace, Kleen Products: Hyped Triumvirate, But Dispositive Opinion Yet To Come – (Brandon Hollinder)
  • Defensible Disposal and Predictive Coding Reduces (?) eDiscovery by 65% - (Bill Tolson)
  • Digital Forensics and Discovery Management are Certified Specialties (PDF) – (Brad Berkshire)
  • Disclosure of Document Review Methodology – Should You or Shouldn’t You? (Maureen O’Neil)
  • District Court Judge Adopts Orders Approving Use of Predictive Coding, Denies Plaintiffs’ Objections – (K&L Gates)
  • District Court Upholds Judge Peck’s Predictive Coding Order Over Plaintiff’s Objection - (Matthew Nelson)
  • eDiscovery and the Law Stumble in the Cloud - (Storage Craft)
  • Federal Court Affirms Judge Peck’s Predictive Coding Order – (Bob Ambrogi)
  • First State Court Issues Order Approving the Use of Predictive Coding - (Matthew Nelson)
  • Five Quick Tips on Handling eDiscovery in Employment Litigation - (Adam Losey, Scott Callen)
  • Global Privacy Differences and Coming Changes to Cross-Border Discovery - (Kenneth Rashbaum)
  • How eDiscovery During Litigation is Impacted by Information Stored in the Cloud – (James Martin)
  • Internet Chat — Authenticated and Best Evidence Satisfied by Credible Testimony of One Participant in Chat – (Gregory Joseph)
  • Is the Third Time the Charm for Technology Assisted Review? (Doug Austin)
  • Judge Carter Adopts Magistrate Judge Peck’s Order Endorsing Use of Predictive Coding (PDF) (Paul Weiss)
  • Judge Carter OKs Peck’s Predictive Coding Decision in ‘Da Silva Moore’ - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Judicial Test Pilot - (Josh Gilliland)
  • Metadata Meets Facebook eDiscovery – (Mark Berman)
  • Nod to Predictive Coding in ‘Da Silva Moore’ Stirs Caution, Excitement - (Evan Koblentz)
  • New Precedents Issued on Predictive Coding | Reed Smith - (David Cohen, Caitlin Gifford)
  • Peck Decision on Use of Predictive Coding Upheld in N.Y. Federal Court - (Mark Hamblett)
  • Peck Predictive Coding Opinion Upheld: Does Anyone Remember What This Case Is Actually About? (Chris Dale)
  • Predictive Coding Endorsed by the Southern District of New York – People Plus Technology Equals Smart Search – (Daniel Garrie)
  • Predictive Coding Software Sifts Through Documents Better - (Luis Salazar)
  • Sanctions – Inherent Power Dismissal for Perjury and Forged Document Requires No Prior Warning - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Smart Scope and Smarter Tools Help Cut E-Discovery Costs - (Craig Smith)
  • Take Two: Reactions to ‘Da Silva Moore’ Predictive Coding Order – (Evan Koblentz)
  • Ten Positive Signs of Life for the eDiscovery Document Review Industry - (Jonathan Easton)
  • Top Ten Considerations When Evaluating Technology-Assisted Document Review Technology - (Pradeep Victor)
  • Virginia State Court Judge Allows Defendants to Use Predictive Coding - (K&L Gates)
  • What Goes On In Sedona? (Ralph Losey)
Reports and Resources
  • A Special Master’s Perspective (E-Discovery) (PDF) (Craig Ball)
  • Baker Hostetler #eDiscovery Newsletter – April 2012 - (Baker Hostetler)
  • Cybersecurity: Threats Impacting the Nation (PDF) (Gregory Wilshusen)
  • eDiscovery Advantage – Winston & Strawn Spring 2012 Update (PDF) (Winston & Strawn)
  • E-Discovery Update: May Edition of Notable Cases and Events in eDiscovery | Sidley Austin (PDF) (Sidley Austin)
  • Facebook, SharePoint, Box and Outside-In Top List of Supported Products by eDiscovery Software Providers – (DCIG)
  • News In A Networked World | Pew Internet Research Presentation (PDF) (Lee Rainie)
  • Technology Focus in New Data Protection Commissioner Annual Report | A&L Goodbody - (Mark Rasdale)
  • The Am Law 100 2012 - (The American Lawyer)
  • The Buzz on Predictive Coding – Global Aerospace Inc., et al. v. Landow Aviation LP, et al. (PDF) (Redgrave LLP)
  • The Rear View Mirror on Google+: Top 5 Stories From Last Week’s Unfiltered Orange Newsletter - (@OrangeLT)
  • Update:  Peck, Parties and Predictive Coding - (@ComplexD)
Sight and Sound
  • “Case Fishing” - (Case Central)
  • Cloud Computing & The eDiscovery Adjuncts and Professors Group - (Karl Schieneman)
  • Discarded Digital Devices Can Retain Sensitive Data (Video) (Byron Acohido)
  • eDiscovery Interview: Ralph Losey (Part 1) (Andrew Bartholomew)
  • Finally! Georgetown Law Rolls Out the ‘Law Firm Pronunciation Guide - (Bruce Carton)
  • Global Aerospace Inc. v. Landow Aviation, L.P. - Audio of Judge Chamblin’s Order Approving Predictive Coding – (Trustpoint)
  • SEC on Website & Social Media Archiving (Video) – (Page Freezer)
  • The Why & How of Predictive Coding - (James Moeskops, Chris Dale)
Technology and Tactics
  • 3 Companies Discuss Social Media Governance Policies - (Alex Vorro, Julie Beck)
  • Analysis: Data Security – The 93 Per Cent Solution - (Kim Mortleman)
  • Avoid Committing Malpractice With Your Mouse - (Beverly Michaelis)
  • Big Data: The Hidden Opportunity - (Eric Savitz)
  • Blogging from IAPP London: BCRs Key to Accountability and Interoperability - (Winston Maxwell)
  • Companies Using Pinterest, Be Careful Not to Get Pricked | Social Media Law Update - (Rachel Hudson)
  • Complex Civil Litigation Decision Provides Guidance on Assertion Of Attorney-Client Privilege - (Morris James LLP)
  • Construction Attorneys–It Is Time to Check the Box!! (Katherine Gallo)
  • Cyber Insecurity - (Todd Watson)
  • EEOC Issues Guidelines on Criminal Background Checks - (Keith Ashmus)
  • EU Takes Tough Stance On Data Protection - (Jennifer Baker)
  • European Regulator Warns Silicon Valley About Privacy - (Somini Sengupta)
  • Free Tools To Wipe Your Drives Securely - (Alex Wawro)
  • French Data Protection Authority Unveils Its Agenda for 2012 –  (Hunton Williams)
  • Google Drive – Why All the Rumpus? (Sharon Nelson)
  • Google Offers Big-Data Analytics – (Quentin Hardy)
  • House Passes Two Cybersecurity Bills – (Hunton & Williams)
  • ICO Issues First Penalty To The NHS Following Serious Data Breach - (ICO)
  • ISO27001 v SSAE 16 For Information Security - (Andy Techholz)
  • Is Someone Reading your Email in a Dirty Cloud? (John Mello)
  • LinkedIn: Compliance for Financial Professionals – (Chad Bockius)
  • Massachusetts Legislature Considers New Social Media Bill : Trading Secrets – (Ryan Malloy)
  • Now Anyone Can Hack A Website Thanks To Clever, Free Programs - (Parmy Olson)
  • PowerSearch Software Version 4.2 Released - (PR Web)
  • Protecting Corporate Intellectual Property From The Inside - (Tom O’Connor, Gavin Manes)
  • Social Media Networks Seek to Control Use of Their Products Through TOS Enforcement - (Nihar Shah)
  • Take Heed of Mailbox Quotas in Exchange 2010 - (John Mello)
  • The Trouble With Antitrust Compliance and 10 Ways to Fix It - (Theodore Banks)
  • Tools of the Trade – FileZilla - (Amy Bowser-Rollins)
  • Understanding and Using Certificates in Exchange 2010 – Part Four - | Part Five – (Casper Manes)
  • ‘Viacom v. YouTube’ Decision Revisits DMCA Safe Harbor – (Michael Rudel, Neil Rosini)
  • VMware To Acquire Cetas: Making Analytics Easier To Consume - (Chuck Hollis)
  • What Is the Role of Lawyers in Cyberwarfare? (Stewart Baker, Charles Dunlap)
  • Why Hiding Money From Your Spouse Has Gotten a Lot Harder - (Veronica Dagher)
  • Wikipedia Considered Reliable Authority by Many Judges - (Peter Vogel)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • 17a-4 llc Offers EMC’s Kazeon Solution for In-House e-Discovery - (PR Web)
  • AccessData Visit NZ To Promote The New Summation – (Andrew King)
  • Actiance Expands Platform With Vantage for SharePoint 2010 to Simplify Policy Management - (Marketwire)
  • Applied Discovery Names Kelli Clark Vice President of Solutions and Services – (Marketwire)
  • Altlaw Expands E-Discovery Range of Services - (Press Release)
  • Complete Discovery Source and Tactical Digital Now Providing Cloud-based eDiscovery via GSA-70 Schedule – (MarketWatch)
  • C2C PST Enterprise™ v2.2: Speeds Discovery, Search, Migration and Elimination of MS Exchange PST Data – (Marketwire)
  • D4 Adds Chief Operating Officer to Its Growing Team - (John Rubens)
  • eLaw® Announces Re-Launch of Popular Case Management Platform – (PR Newswire)
  • Empire Discovery Strengthens eDiscovery Services with XERA – (PR Web)
  • Epiq Systems Announces 1Q2012 Results – Record Operating Revenue of $82.8M eDiscovery Growth of 133% – (Press Release)
  • FalconStor’s New Virtual Tape Library Adds Inline Dedupe - (Joseph Kovar)
  • Forensics and e-Discovery Industry Veteran Ralph Rostas Joins DTI – (Press Release)
  • FTI Consulting, Inc. to Release First Quarter 2012 Results and Host Conference Call - (PR Newswire)
  • Hitachi Data Systems Unifies Block, File and Object - (Jeff Byrne)
  • Hudson Global Reports 2012 First Quarter Results, Announces Strategic Restructuring Charge - (Press Release)
  • IBM Advances Big Data Analytics with Acquisition of Vivisimo - (Press Release)
  • Iris Data Services Names New Regional Director in Miami - (PR Web)
  • Iron Mountain Reports First Quarter 2012 Financial Results - (Business Wire)
  • Kroll Ontrack - Dispels Biggest Enterprise Data Recovery Myths - (Business Wire)
  • LDiscovery Appoints Anthony DeJohn As Director Of Managed Review Services - (PR Newswire)
  • LexisNexis CounselLink Software Adds New Matter Journal Tool and Enhanced Microsoft Outlook Integration – (Business Wire)
  • Messaging Architects Introduces the First Integrated Email Management Platform Netmail™ 5.1 - (PR Web)
  • Mindseye Names eDiscovery Expert Jeff Fehrman to Executive Management Team – (PR Web)
  • Navigant Reports First Quarter 2012 Results - (Navigant Insight)
  • Nextpoint: What End-to-End eDiscovery Really Means to Us - (Jason Krause)
  • OcĂ© Business Services brings eDiscovery Onsite with its dataDeliver™ eDiscovery Processing Service - Wire)
  • OpenText to buy EasyLink Services for $232 Million – (Euan Rocha, Supantha Mukherjee)
  • OrangeLT™ and Barringer Document Services Partner in Austin - (PR Web)
  • OrcaTec: Major State Court Ruling Issued on Predictive Coding - Use Approved Over Opponents’ Objections (Press Release)
  • Precise, Inc. Strengthens Sales Force with Addition of Director of Legal Solutions – (PR Web)
  • Rational Retention Announces “Rational Intelligence” Partnership to Improve Automatic Coding of Documents – (PR Web)
  • Review of the iCONECT Global Summit 2012 – Day One - (Mikki Tomlinson)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP Brings Relativity In-House - (Marketwire)
  • Speaking and Learning at iCONECT’s Global Summit on Litigation Technology - (Chris Dale)
  • Strong eDiscovery Demand Leads to Major Growth of TERIS Bay Area’s Professional Services Team - (Press Release)
  • StoredIQ Named “Cool Vendor” by Leading Analyst Firm (Business Wire)
  • Summation 4.0.2 Now Available! (Announcement)
  • Vormetric Delivers Near Zero Overhead for Enterprise Encryption - (Business Wire)
  • ZL Announces First and Only DoD 5015 Certification for Google Mail – (Marketwire)

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