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

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 9, 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 Critique of Delaware District Court’s Revised Default eDiscovery Standard - (Christopher Spizzirri)
  • Combatting Bias in Predictive Coding Adoption: In the Courts and in Practice - (Gerard Britton)
  • Corroborating Circumstances For Text Authentication: Chats And Texts Authenticated By One Party - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Court Grants Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Mirror-Imaging of Defendant’s Computers - (Doug Austin)
  • Defendants in ‘Da Silva Moore’ Oppose Motion to Recuse Judge - (Michael Roach)
  • Does Predictive Coding Spell Doom for Entry-Level Associates? (Erica Birg)
  • eDiscovery Data Subject To Export Control Laws - (Jayne Rothman)
  • eDiscovery in SharePoint - (Chris Riley)
  • eDiscovery Resource – Michael Arkfeld - (Amy Bowser-Rollins)
  • eDiscovery Trends: Deidre Paknad on CGOC Information Lifecycle Governance Leader Reference Guide (Doug Austin)
  • Email Authentication Standards in New Hampshire (Applying Authentication Rule Identical to Fed. R. Evid. 901) - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Foreign Government Is Not a “Person” within 28 U.S.C. § 1782 from Whom Discovery May Be Compelled for Use in a Foreign or International Proceeding – (Gregory Joseph)
  • Four Lessons Counsel Can Learn About Da Silva Moore and Predictive Coding | Quarles & Brady - (Steven Hunter)
  • Globalisation - (Charles Holloway)
  • How to Establish a Defensible Deletion Policy –  (Jim McGann)
  • Inside Straight: Why Are Elections Like eDiscovery? (Mark Herrmann)
  • International Companies Be Wary of Privacy Laws Overseas That Prohibit Transfer of Personal Data into U.S – (Kenneth Kelly, Diana Gomprecht)
  • It’s Information Governance, Stupid - (Charles Holloway)
  • Judge Carter’s DaSilva Decision: Cleared for Takeoff? (Maureen O’Neil)
  • Judge Orders Law Student To Hand Over Facebook Pics - (Heather Gardiner)
  • Judge Rules Sheriff Could Fire Employees Over ‘Likes’ (Joe Stagnelli)
  • Look Before You Leap! Avoiding Pitfalls When Moving eDiscovery to the Cloud – (Philip Favro)
  • Move Over Humans, 21st Century Document Review Has Arrived - (William Essig, Lawrence Del Rossi)
  • N.D. California Court Declines to Follow Race Tires, Allows Taxation of eDiscovery Costs - (K&L Gates)
  • Peck Wins By Submission; Parties Get Shot At Title Fight - (eLessons Learned)
  • Random Sample Calculations And My Prediction That 300,000 Lawyers Will Be Using Random Sampling By 2022 – (Ralph Losey)
  • “Reasonableness” is Key When Assessing E-Discovery Efforts – (Mike Hamilton)
  • Reducing eDiscovery Costs and Risks through Data Reuse - (Andrew Bartholomew)
  • Scattershot Innuendo and Muck – The Plaintiffs Respond To The Recusal Motion in Da Silva Moore - (Chris Dale)
  • Score One for Peck - (Linda Sharp)
  • Small Firms and Social Media eDiscovery - (Jason Krause)
  • Social Media Case Law Update: Volume of Cases Accelerating - (John Patzakis)
  • The Names and Faces of “Technology Assisted Review” (@ComplexD)
  • The Real Winners In Technology-Assisted Review Are… (Barry Murphy)
  • Three Drawbacks To Predictive Coding - (Sandra Serkes)
  • Three Things to Ask to Make Sure You’re Getting Predictive Coding – (Howard Sklar)
  • Transferring Electronic Evidence in File Containers - (Arman Gungor)
  • Tweets In Court & Social Media Archiving - (Christienne Miller)
  • Two Hits and No Strikes for Computer-Assisted Review - (Jon Resnick)
  • Viable Alternative to Predictive Coding - (Jonathan Easton)
Reports and Resources
  • Congressional Research Service – United States v. Jones: GPS Monitoring, Property, and Privacy - (Sabrina Pacifici)
  • EDRM Statistical Sampling Guide Now Available for Public Comment - (EDRM)
  • EMC Conducts Disaster Recovery Survey 2012 - (Georgina Enzer)
  • Just-In-Time Information through Mobile Connections | Pew Internet - (Lee Rainie, Susannah Fox)
  • Learning to Rank from Relevance Feedback for #eDiscovery (PDF) - (Peter Lubell-Doughtie, Katja Hofman)
  • Technology-Assisted Predictive Modeling and Auto-Classification in Records Management (PDF) (Jason Baron, Dave Lewis)
  • Review: ‘Digital Forensics for Legal Professionals’ Is Essential Reading - (David Kearney)
  • The Burden of eDiscovery: Global Perspective - (Katey Wood)
  • The Rear View Mirror on Google+: Top 5 Stories From Last Week’s Unfiltered Orange Newsletter - (@OrangeLT)
  • Updated: Technology Assisted Review Backgrounder (Additional Stories For May 1-7, 2012) (@OrangeLT)
Sight and Sound
  • Case in Point – “NIce Of The Judge To Send Lunch” (Tom Fishburne)
  • FINRA 10-06 on Social Media Archiving - (Page Freezer)
  • Fulbright Forum: International eDiscovery - When Cyber Workspaces Collide with U.S. Litigation - (Fulbright)
  • InfoGraphic / The Risky Business of Social Media -  (Mindseye TV)
Technology and Tactics
  • Benefits of Paper Records and Pitfalls of Going Digital - (Christine Flynn)
  • CIOs and Chief Legal Officers Need To Work Together - (Help Net Security)
  • CISPA Moves Forward, But Still Just a Bill - (Fernando Pinguelo)
  • CISPA is Not SOPA 2.0 - (BLLAWG)
  • Colleges & Schools That Force Students To Facebook Friend Them May Be Violating Stored Communications Act – (Bradley Shear)
  • Cross-Server Searching May Be Baked Into New Office Suite - (John Mello)
  • Delaware’s Default Standard for Access to Source Code - (BLLAWG)
  • Due Diligence Review Of Corporate History And Legal Status - (Jonathan Easton)
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica GC on Knowledge Going Digital - (Catherine Dunn)
  • European Data Protection Commissioners Close Spring Conference with a Resolution - (Hunton & Williams)
  • From First To First – Maryland Governor Signs New Social Media Law – (Michael Schmidt)
  • Go Ahead, Make My Day: Some Thoughts On A Recent RFP - (Rob Mattern)
  • “Google Did Not Violate US Law When Collecting Wifi Data” - (Peter Vogel)
  • Guidelines for Source-Code Discovery in Patent Infringement Cases - (Andrea Gothing, Peter Routhier)
  • Hostage Crisis in the Cloud: Can You Rescue Your Data Back? (Stephanie Overby)
  • How Long Should I Keep Records, and What Should I Keep? (Tom Schober)
  • IT and Legal Perspectives on Data Security - (Stacy Jackson)
  • IP: Examining the Risks Associated with Corporate Social Media Use – (Marcella Ballard, Deborah Feinblum)
  • Keeping Secrets on Facebook - (Somini Sengupta)
  • Lawyers and Social Media: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (Thomas Watson)
  • Malicious Cyber Attacks Increased by 81 Percent in 2011 and Data Breaches Up - (Cynthia Larose)
  • Maryland’s Facebook Username and Password Law is a Win For Employers, Employees, and Job Applicants - (Bradley Shear)
  • Microsoft Updates Exchange Server Deployment Assistant - (John Mello)
  • No, Encryption Is Not Enough to Protect Your Data - (Hendry Betts)
  • Oracle Makes Case For Exalytics, Data Discovery - (Cindy Howson)
  • Past Lessons on Legal Project Management? — Slaw - (Simon Lewis)
  • Plugging the App Info Leak - (Richard Kellner, Anastasia Mazzella)
  • Speech Through The Social Media “Like” Button - (Michael Schmidt)
  • Taking E-Mail Vacations Can Reduce Stress, Study Says - (Nick Bilton)
  • Tale Of The Tape: How IBM Ushered In The Age Of Digital Storage - (Brian Truskowski)
  • The Ethical Requirements To Be Cost-Effective and Efficient | Slaw - (Mitch Kowalski)
  • The Verdict: Is Blogging or Tweeting About Research Papers Worth It? (Melissa Terras)
  • Twitter Stands Up For One Of Its Users - (Aden Fine)
  • Two New Decisions On Two Old Fronts – Part 1 –  and Part 2 - (Michael Schmidt)
  • Understanding the Risks of BYOD and Exchange - (Nicolas Blank)
  • Using Software to Get the GC and CFO On the Same Page – (Catherine Dunn)
  • VMware Source Code Breach Highlights Need for Virtualization Security - (Russell Miller)
  • When Taking Proprietary Information From Employers Isn’t a Crime - (Wendy Schwartz, Jennifer Achilles)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • AccessData Planning E-Discovery Apps Integration - (Evan Koblentz)
  • AccessData’s Revamped Summation Product Line Striking Right Chord with Legal Clients - (Business Wire)
  • Bracewell & Giuliani Selects Recommind For Enterprise Email Management - (Press Release)
  • CommVault Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2012 Financial Results – (Press Release)
  • Concept Searching’s Smart Content Framework™ Significantly Improves Search and Taxonomy Management – (PR Web)
  • D4 Appoints Joseph Reges as VP Sales, Western Region - (PR Web)
  • Digital Strata Selects InControl™ by Reveal Data Corporation as its Litigation Support Platform - (PR Web)
  • Email2 Secure API Compliments Archiving and Content Management Compliance for Regulated Industries – (PR Web)
  • First Look:  Intermountain eDiscovery Conference – 9.13.2012 - (@OrangeLT)
  • FTI Consulting, Inc. Reports 2012 First Quarter Results - (PR Newswire)
  • Guidance Software Reports Q1 2012 Financial Results - (Business Wire)
  • Iron Mountain Acquires Information Storage Companies - (Business Wire)
  • Leading Cloud Solutions Provider Releases Archiving Application for Salesforce Chatter - (PR Newswire)
  • Litigation Solution Inc. is Now Peritia Data Discovery - (PR Web)
  • Metalogix Announces Release of Content Manager for SharePoint - (Marketwire)
  • Mimecast Extends Mobile Services to Windows Phone and Android - (Press Release)
  • Navigant Enhances Anti-Money Laundering Compliance and Investigations Offering - (Business Wire)
  • New Ontario Social Media Reference Check Guidelines - (Lisa Stam)
  • Pitney Bowes Announces First Quarter Results for 2012 - (Press Release)
  • SFL Data Offers a Spectrum of Technology Assisted Review Solutions – - (SFL Data)
  • Sonasoft Sets to be the Leader in Price for Email Archiving Solutions - (PR Web)
  • Statistics for eDiscovery - 12 Considerations - (@OrangeLT)
  • Symantec: Organizations Under Siege: The Importance of Proactive Governance (PDF) (Philip Favro)
  • Symantec Modernizes Data Protection With Integrated Backup and Deduplication Appliances - (Marketwire)
  • Symantec Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Results - (Press Release)
  • The Dolan Company Reports First Quarter 2012 Results - (Business Wire)
  • The eDiscovery Arms Race II - (Trey Tramonte)
  • Two Catalyst Researchers Coauthor Book on Next-Generation Search - (Bob Ambrogi)
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP Installs Relativity Firm-Wide - (GlobeNewswire)
  • ZyLAB Helps Prosecutors Secure the Historic Guilty Verdict in “Blood Diamonds” Case - (Press Release)

2012 eDiscovery Events


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
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