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).

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - July 4, 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 Solution to the High Cost of eDiscovery: Technology-Assisted Review – (Michael Pontrelli)
  • ABA to Tackle Technology Issues in Model Rules at August Meeting – (John Barkett)
  • Are You Sure You Want Those Documents? Then You Might Have to Pay for Reviewing Them – (Bennett Borden, Monica McCarroll, Neil Magnuson)
  • Authenticating Internet Web Pages: a New Approach – (John Patzakis, Brent Botta)
  • Be Careful What You Ask For: Two New Cases Seek to Limit Burdensome E-Discovery Requests – (Steven Hunter)
  • Believing “Missing” Emails Exist Does Not Make Adverse Inference Sanctions Real – (Josh Gilliland)
  • Circuit Splits Blog Cited in Cert. Petition Seeking Review of 3rd Circuit’s eDiscovery Decision – (Nicholas Wagoner)
  • Consider Retaining a Special Master – (Matthew Prewitt)
  • Day One of a Predictive Coding Narrative: Searching for Relevance in the Ashes of Enron – (Ralph Losey)
  • DC Bar Opinion: Non–Lawyer Ownership of Discovery Service Vendors – (DC Bar)
  • Debunking the Seven Biggest Myths of Predictive Coding (PDF) (David Kessler)
  • E-Discovery: Price vs. Cost – A Case for Fixed-Fee, Unit-Based Pricing – (Marc Zamsky)
  • eDiscovery Case Law: Judges Get Annoyed When Lawyers Don’t Play Nice – (Jason Krause)
  • eDiscovery Drama: Stranger Than Fiction – (Matt Miller)
  • How Early Case Assessment Can Drive Effective Arbitrations – (Julie Anne Halter, Bill Zoellner)
  • How To Manage The Costs Of Big Data In eDiscovery – (Kelli Clark)
  • In Coito v. Superior Court, CA Supreme Court Addresses Work Privilege Product for Witness Statements – (Scott Leviant)
  • Is Social Media Discoverable? Stick to the Basics (Part II—Possession, Custody or Control) (Jennifer Walrath)
  • Key Components to Include in Records Management & Records Retention Schedules – (Amber Scorah)
  • Lawyers Embrace Big Data – Forbes – (Richard Flynn)
  • Latest Update: Technology Assisted Review Backgrounder (News Links) (@OrangeLT)
  • Making Your Screen Shot Count: Defensibly Collecting Web Pages and Social Media Posts – (Paul Easton, Tom Klaff)
  • Mobile Devices– The Next eDiscovery Wave? (Greg Buckles)
  • Predicting the Future of Predictive Coding – (Hayes Hunt, Jillian Thornton)
  • Scanning May No Longer Be Cool, But it’s Still Necessary – (Doug Austin)
  • The Best Place to Perform Technology Assisted Review (TAR) (Charles Skamser)
  • The Increasing Importance of Cross-Border eDiscovery and Data Protection Awareness – (Philip Favro)
  • What Is A ‘Custodian Interview’ And Why Should I Do One? | Canadian Lawyer Magazine – (Dara Nevin)
  • When Litigation Hits, The First 7 to 10 Days is Critical – (Doug Austin)
  • Who Can Get Your Tweets, and Can You Object? (Mark Berman)
  • Will SCOTUS Weigh In on the Taxation of eDiscovery Costs? | Discovery Advocate – (Carey Busen)
Reports and Resources
  • A Field Guide for Mobile Lawyers (PDF) (Attorney At Work)
  • Early Survey Results Show Strong Interest In eDiscovery Education And Training – (Barry Murphy)
  • Federal Judicial Center Updates eDiscovery Pocket Guide – (Monica Bay)
  • eDiscovery Governance & Litigation Response Plans (PDF) (Greenberg Traurig)
  • Enterprise Social Software: A Bigger Deal Than A Big Number On A Check – IDC Insights – (Vanessa Thompson)
  • Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team – Incident Response Summary Report (PDF) – (ICS-CERT)
  • July Edition of Notable Cases and Events in eDiscovery (PDF) (Sidley Austin)
  • Older Adults and Internet Use | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project – (Kathryn Zickuhr, Mary Madden)
  • Technology Trends 2012: Elevate IT for Digital Business – A Federal Perspective (PDF) – (Deloitte)
  • The Future of Smart Systems | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project – (Janna Anderson, Lee Rainie)
  • The Rear View Mirror on Google+: 5 Top Stories From Last Week’s Unfiltered Orange Newsletter – (@OrangeLT)
  • UK Open Data White Paper: Unleashing the Potential – (PDF) (HM Government)
Sight and Sound
  • Case in Point for Monday, July 2nd, “eDiscovery Miranda Rights” – (Tom Fishburne)
  • Cautionary Tales Of eDiscovery Gone Awry Define News Corp Scandal, says Symantec’s Allison Walton – (ACEDS)
  • eDiscovery Independence Or Fireworks? (@OrangeLT)
Technology and Tactics
  • A Fun Way To Discipline Your Email Management – (John Mello)
  • Big Data And Health Care Get Engaged – (Ben Kerschberg)
  • Big Data’s Impact On Storage – (Ayushman Baruah)
  • Can Computers Predict Trial Outcomes From Big Data? (Tam Hebert)
  • CNIL Offers Guidance on Aligning Cloud Services with Data Protection Requirements – (Myria Saarinen)
  • Floodgates Open as Social Media Arrives in Finance World – (Amy Henzmann)
  • German Data Protection Authorities Issue Resolution and Guidance Paper on Smart Metering – (Hunton Williams)
  • Health Care Jobs in Balance with Court Ruling – (Beecher Tuttle)
  • Heart Surgeon’s Spycams Lead To $2 Million Verdict – (Thomas Scheffey)
  • Hong Kong’s Privacy Commissioner Publishes Guidance Note on Personal Data Erasure and Anonymisation (Gabriela Kennedy)
  • Information Governance and Social Media Analytics: The New Frontier – (Allison Courtney)
  • Is There a Breach in the Dam Holding Back Damage Actions for Alleged Privacy Breaches? (Christopher Wolf)
  • L.A. Cops Embrace Crime-Predicting Algorithm – (David Talbot)
  • ‘Lawyerbots’ Offer Attorneys Faster, Cheaper Assistants – (Brittany Fitzgerald)
  • LTO Asks Bob Ambrogi How a Lawyer Can Become a Legal Technology Expert | Legal Technology Observer – (@LegalIT)
  • Machine Learning for Analytics – (Kim Davis)
  • Moving Mailboxes Using EMS – (Casper Manes)
  • New European Guidelines to Address Cloud Computing (Kevin O’Brien)
  • NLRB Issues Report on Employer Social Media Policies – (Heather Nolan)
  • Site Launched to Support the Statistical Data Community – (Joao Rodrigues Frade)
  • Predicting Securities Fraud Settlements and Amounts – (Gerard Britton)
  • Should You Skip Upgrade To Exchange 2010? (John Mello)
  • Symantec Reveals Businesses Worldwide are Struggling with Protecting and Managing Digital Info – (Charles Skamser)
  • “You Have One New Lawsuit”: Can You Serve Legal Notice Through Social Media? (Morrison Foerster)
  • The Convergence of Big Data and Social Media – (Sean Gelles)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • 17a-4 llc’s DataParser™ Supports Enhancements to Bloomberg® Feed – (PR Web)
  • AccessData to License Software Connectors – (Evan Koblentz)
  • Allen J. McNee Named President of Applied Discovery(R) – (Marketwire)
  • Bob Lorum Joins iCONECT as Vice President of Marketing – (PR Web)
  • Celerity Consulting Group Becomes Relativity Premium Hosting Partner – (PR Web)
  • Complete Discovery Source Completes SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type II Audit – (Press Release)
  • Deloitte Buys IE Discovery for Federal Client Base – (Evan Koblentz)
  • DocAuto’s E-Mail Management Suite Expands – (PR Newswire)
  • Dolbey and Alpha Systems Announce Strategic Alliance Partnership – (Business Wire)
  • eDiscovering Vendors on Twitter? 165+ Vendors And Their Twitter Addresses – (@ComplexD)
  • Epiq Systems Panel Event Delivers Lively Discussion on Views Toward Technology Assisted Review (TAR) – (Press Release)
  • Epstein Becker Green Selects Venio Integrated eDiscovery Platform – (PR Web)
  • First Advantage Litigation Consulting Enhances Global RPM Document Review Technology – (PR Web)
  • First Choice Copying Solutions Adopts iCONECT XERA – (PR Web)
  • Flex Discovery Expands Litigation Consulting Team – (PR Log)
  • FTI Consulting Unveils Ringtail 8.2 With Attenex Document Mapper – (Sean Doherty)
  • Guidance Software Announces Legal Hold and ECA Optimization Service – (Business Wire)
  • Guidance Software Signs Distributor Agreement in Japan with Network Value Components (NVC) – (Business Wire)
  • Huron, in $31.5M AdamsGrayson Deal, Eyes Expansion – (Evan Koblentz)
  • IRIS Legal Recognised for Excellence with Prestigious Industry Award Win | UK News – (@LegalIT)
  • KrollOntrack To Double Research and Development Team Over The Next Five Years – (@LegalIT)
  • LDM Global Appoints Cheza Ross as New Business Development Manager in the United Kingdom – (Press Release)
  • Lighthouse eDiscovery Deploys Riverbed Whitewater to Improve Cloud-Based Data Protection – (Marketwire)
  • Litéra Adds Four Executives, Bolsters Product Offerings” (Monica Bay)
  • Nextpoint Announces Support for Forensic Disk Images Across eDiscovery and Trial Services – (PR Web)
  • OpenText Boosts Governance & Information Access for Microsoft® SharePoint® Deployments – (Press Release)
  • Planet Data Parlays Software and Services into eDiscovery’s New Legal Model – (PRWeb)
  • Proven Boosts Global Investigations Practice With Acquisition Of Palmer Legal Technologies – (@LegalIT)
  • Rational Retention Integrates Catelas – (PR Web)
  • ReadySuite now integrated with Autonomy Introspect | Legal Technology Insider – (Charles Christian)
  • Remlox 4.1 Meets New Challenges to Remote Data Collection – (Michael Roach)
  • RenewData Expands Expertise with Addition of Josh Rasmussen – (@LegalIT)
  • RSD Upgrades Information Governance Portfolio – (KMWorld)
  • SearchBlox v7.0 – Lucene/Solr Search Solution – (SearchBlox)
  • Sensei’s Principals Provide Guest Post on Predictive Coding – (Sharon Nelson, John Simek)
  • Smarsh Report Reveals Challenges in Oversight of Electronic Communications – (Smarsh)
  • Symantec to Webcast Quarterly Earnings Call – (Press Release)
  • TERIS Promotes Richard Saldivar to President, TERIS Texas/Arizona – (Press Release)
  • Top Reasons Organizations Move To An On-Demand eDiscovery Service – (Nick Patience, Adam Sand)
  • Update: Dell to Buy Quest for $2.4 Billion – (Chris Kanaracus)
  • United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Licenses Nexidia for Audio Review – (Press Release)
  • Venio Chosen By Advanced Discovery For Integrated eDiscovery Platform for Speed, Accuracy and Ease of Use – (PR Web)
  • Xerox Expands eDiscovery Services Offerings with Acquisition of Lateral Data – (Press Release)

2012 eDiscovery Events


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