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, May 30, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 30, 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
  • An Expert’s Inadvertent Production Results in Waiver of Privilege Absent Sufficient Supervision by Counsel or Prompt Steps to Rectify Disclosure - (K&L Gates)
  • Can Employees Be Unretained Experts under Rule 26(b)(4)(D)? (Gregory Joseph)
  • Challenging Predictive Coding to Better Defend It - (Michael Roach)
  • Communicate, or It Could Mean Contempt – (Kelli Clark)
  • Could Cellphone Use Constitute Electronic Presence at Crime? (Yosie St. Cyr)
  • Da Silva Moore: Plaintiffs File Objections to Discovery Rulings - (K&L Gates)
  • Did you know that $0.73 of every dollar spent on eDiscovery is related to document review? (@OrangeLT)
  • eDiscovery Cautionary Tales: Inadvertent Disclosure Leaves Naked Short Selling Practices Exposed – (Doug Austin)
  • eDiscovery Enters New Orleans Saints Headhunter Bounty Scandal - (Robert Hilson)
  • Fields You Should Have in Your eDiscovery Database - (Arman Gungor)
  • Gartner: Top E-Discovery Vendors Eclipse $1B in 2010 Revenue – (Evan Koblentz)
  • How Hard is Authenticating Social Media? (Jason Krause)
  • Inadvertent Disclosure By Expert Waives Privilege – (Doug Austin)
  • Insights from the ABA National Institute on eDiscovery - Part 2 – (Wystan Ackerman)
  • Is Your Privilege Mired in Your TAR? (Greg Buckles)
  • LegalTech West Coast 2012 – (Monica Bay)
  • Litigation, e-Discovery, e-Motions, and the Triune Brain – (Ralph Losey)
  • Metrics, Social Media, Magistrates, Monkeys and Mitigating Risk at CEIC 2012 - (Chris Dale)
  • On the Road to Judicial Acceptance of Predictive Coding – (Gregory Markel, Erika Engelson)
  • Predictive Coding is Not N€œew, “Just New€ to the Legal Industry – (Todd Haley)
  • Shining a Light into the Black Box of eDiscovery Predictive Coding – (Matthew Nelson)
  • Spoliation Equals Case Dismissal for Plaintiffs in NY Case - (Mike Hamilton)
  • Successful Predictive Coding Adoption is Dependent on Effective InfoGovernance – (Bill Tolson)
  • Technology Assisted Review Backgrounder | Updated Through May 29, 2012 – (@OrangeLT)
  • The 24/7 Andrew Peck Show - (Monica Bay)
  • The Ultimate Price–New York Court Dismisses Case as Spoliation Sanction – (Thomas Jones)
  • The Use of Digital Forensics in Trade Secret Matters (Part 2 of 3) – (Jim Vaughn)
  • Updated 5.22.12: Peck, Parties and Predictive Coding (1414 Page Single Searchable PDF With Index) (@ComplexD)
  • Who’s Afraid of Big, Bad Electronic Discovery? (Helen Howlett)
  • Wrapping Your Arms Around eDiscovery – (John Horn, Michael McCartner)
Reports and Resources
  • Broken Promises of Privacy: Responding to the Surprising Failure of Anonymization – (Paul Ohm)
  • Cost of Compliance Survey – 2012 (PDF) (Stacey English, Susannah Hammond)
  • Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for eDiscovery Software Provides a Useful Roadmap for Legal Technologists – (Dean Gonsowski)
  • Google Releases New Copyright Transparency Report - (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
  • Governmental Access to Data in the Cloud - Comparative Analysis – (PDF) (Winston Maxwell, Christopher Wolf)
  • Information Security Oversight Office’s Report for Fiscal Year 2011 (PDF) – (John Fitzpatrick, NARA
  • Network Neutrality and the Need for a Technological Turn in Internet Scholarship - (Christopher Woo)
  • New AIIM Study Finds Killer Apps Will Drive Big Data Initiatives – (Marketwire)
  • On the Order of 100,000 In-House Lawyers in the United States? (Rees Morrison)
  • The Rear View Mirror on Google+: Top 5 Stories From Last Week’s Unfiltered Orange Newsletter - (@OrangeLT)
  • Total Cost of Ownership of Open Source Software | London School of Economics (PDF) (Maha Shaikh, Tony Cornford)
  • Vision for Information Governance in Europe - (DLM Forum)
Sight and Sound
  • A Surprising Statistic: Do You Know If You Have A Legal Hold Initiated? (@OrangeLT)
  • Case in Point: “eDiscovery Hunger Games” – (Tom Fishburne)
  • Compliance Reporting Forces Risk Management, Security Evolution (Podcast) (Ben Cole)
  • IBM’s Mike Rhodin on Insight-Driven Computing (VideoCast) - (Todd Watson)
  • U.S. Cross Border eDiscovery vs. EU Data Protection: Clash of the Titans - (Monique Altheim)
  • U.S. Not Unique in Government’s Level of Access to Cloud Data—Hogan Lovells’ Christopher Wolf – (@LXBN TV)
Technology and Tactics
  • 7 Ways to Build Credibility During Government FCPA Investigations - (Catherine Dunn)
  • 10 Steps for Responding to a Corporate Data Security Breach – (David Fagan, Stephen Satterfiled)
  • A Primer on How to Create A Sound Social Media Policy – (Barry Murphy)
  • A Primer on Why Consumer Focused Cloud-based Backup Solutions Will NOT Meet SMB Needs – (Jerome Wendt)
  • A Warning to All of the ‘ABA Certified Paralegals’ - (Bruce Carton)
  • Amended UK Cookie Regulation Grace Period Expires; Implied Consent Can Be Valid – (Conor Ward)
  • Are Search Engine Results Protected Speech Under the First Amendment? (Peter Vogel)
  • Business World Gets a New Way to Monitor Employee Text Messages - (Jon Brodkin)
  • Crossing the Divide Between Commitment to Records and Info Management and Practice - (Sue Trombley)
  • Customizable Cloud SLAs on the Way, Researchers Predict - (Brandon Butler)
  • Data Breaches Continue To Be A Problem For Health Care Providers - (Colin Zick)
  • Detecting Photoshop Fraud - (John Edwards)
  • EU Sets Timeline for Consideration of Data Protection Reform - (Hogan Lovells)
  • Facebook Demands In Illinois - (Michael Schmidt)
  • Federal Judge Sets ‘Fair Use’ Limits on Digital Copying – (Alyson Palmer)
  • Google Obliges Website Copyright Takedown Requests 97% of the Time – (Peter Vogel)
  • Google Tackles Piracy By Removing Millions of URLs - (Dara Kerr)
  • IBM Opened Pandora’s Box When It Embraced BYOD - (Sharon Nelson)
  • Illinois’ New Social Media Password Law Raises Substantial and Unjustified Obstacles for Employers – (Philip Gordon)
  • Microsoft, IBM and SAP Lead Push for OASIS of Open Web - (Stuart Lauchlan)
  • Social Media, Passwords, and the Hiring Process: Privacy and Other Legal Rights – (Lisa Quast)
  • Some Frequently Committed Email Management Sins And How To Avoid Them - (John Mello)
  • The Cloud and the PATRIOT Act | Slaw - (John O’Sullivan)
  • The Legal Ambiguities of Social Media – (Jeffrey Berman, Erin Foley)
  • Troubleshooting Certificates from Public Certificate Authorities - (Casper Manes)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • OrangeLT™ Mentioned As “Tracked Vendor” By Gartner In 2nd Annual E-Discovery Software Report - (@OrangeLT)
  • 17a-4 llc Offers Legally Enforceable e-Disclaimer™ to Compliance Services Clients “ (PR Web)
  • AccessData Group Named a Leader in Gartner’s 2nd Annual Magic Quadrant for eDiscovery – (Business Wire)
  • Autonomy CEO Lynch Among 27,000 Leaving HP - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Autonomy Positioned In Leaders Quadrant Of The 2012 Magic Quadrant For e-Discovery Software – (PR Newswire)
  • Avansic Announces Addition of XERA - (Press Release)
  • Daegis Receives ISO/IEC 27001 Compliance Certification for Information Security – (Business Wire)
  • eDiscovery Consolidation – SuperiorGlacier Makes Another Acquisition – (Charles Christian)
  • eDiscovery Software Winners And Losers Update - (Barry Murphy)
  • EPIQ Systems Now Covered by Analysts at William Blair. (EPIQ) – (ABMN)
  • Exterro a Visionary in Gartner’s 2012 Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software - (Exterro)
  • Guidance Software Continues Support for 2012 Georgetown eDiscovery Training Academy - (Business Wire)
  • IBM Completes Acquisition of Vivisimo – (PR Newswire)
  • Inside and Outside Counsel Need to Implement Stronger Social Media Policies - (Kevin Nichols)
  • Iris Data Services Announces VISION All-Inclusive eDiscovery – (PR Web)
  • LDiscovery Selects conceptSearch to Deliver Improved E-Discovery and Litigation Support – (PR Web)
  • LawTech Europe Congress Announces Sasha Hefler as Chief Strategy Officer For European Conference – (PR Web)
  • Leading West Coast eDiscovery Firm TERIS Adds Pamela Ringer-Britz – (PR Web)
  • Lela Laurent Joins Pitney Bowes and Other Recent Moves - (Monica Bay)
  • Masters Conference Announces Anthony Diana as 2012 Conference Chair - (PRLog)
  • McDermott Will & Emery & Nextpoint Announce Next-Generation Enterprise Cloud Archiving Engagement – (PR Web)
  • New EnCase Cybersecurity Software Connector Offers Real-Time Malware Validation and Response - (Business Wire)
  • Nuix Scales Up Forensic Software – (Evan Koblentz)
  • OpenText Releases New Capture Center Software – (Sean Doherty)
  • PageFreezer Selected as Winner in 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Americas Award - (Press Release)
  • Perkins Coie Selects Recommind for Enterprise Search - (Press Release)
  • PowerSearch Celebrates One-Year Anniversary – (PR Web)
  • Pitney Bowes Expands eDiscovery Platform & Capabilities; Enhances Legal Client Services - (Business Wire)
  • Smarsh Unveils Archiving Product – (Davis Janowski)
  • SuperiorGlacier Acquires Intelligent Discovery Management (IDM) - (Marketwire)
  • Symantec Positioned as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for eDiscovery Software (Press Release)
  • UBIC Included Among “Visionaries” in Gartner’s 2012 eDiscovery Magic Quadrant - (PR Web)
  • Women in Technology Names Sensei Enterprises President Sharon Nelson, Esq. Winner of 2012 Small Business Leadership Award - (Announcement)
  • Workshare Updates Metadata Cleaning Server - (Evan Koblentz)
  • ZyLAB Embraces Predictive and Concept Searching” (Jasmine Ashton)
  • ZyLAB Named a “Leader” in Analyst Firm’s 2012 Magic Quadrant for eDiscovery Software – (Press Release)

2012 eDiscovery Events


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
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