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, July 11, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - July 11, 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 Bit About Deduplication | Ball In Your Court - (Craig Ball)
  • A Civ Pro Review of Jurisdiction - (Josh Gilliland)
  • Are Employers Still in Denial About eDiscovery Readiness? Survey Says …. (Jason Shinn)
  • Assumptions of Spoliation Do Not Prove Spoliation - (Mike Hamilton)
  • Circumstantial Authentication of Email Evidence – (Gregory Joseph)
  • Civil Procedure: Taxation of Fees for Electronic Discovery - (Gale Burns)
  • Class Certification Granted in ‘Da Silva Moore’ - (Mark Hamblett)
  • Court Orders Production of Five Years of Content from Facebook, MySpace for Opposing Counsel’s Review - (K&L Gates)
  • Court Rules Criminal Defendant’s Twitter Records, Including Tweets, Subject to Production - (K&L Gates)
  • D.C. Bar Calls Out eDiscovery Vendors in the District - (Sean Doherty)
  • Da Silva Moore: Plaintiffs Object to Denial of Motion for Recusal or Disqualification – (K&L Gates)
  • Data Deluge: The Problem Is, You Can’t Keep Everything  – (Dan Roffman)
  • Day Two of a Predictive Coding Narrative: More Than A Random Stroll Down Memory Lane - (Ralph Losey)
  • Debra Logan: Why Information Governance Fails And How To Make It Succeed – (Chris Dale)
  • Discovering A Way To Cut Legal Data Costs – (Ken Tarbous)
  • eDiscovery Best Practices: You May Need to Collect from Custodians Who Aren’t There - (Doug Austin)
  • Expanding TAR to become Predictive Discovery - (Greg Buckles)
  • Florida Adopts First-ever eDiscovery Rules for State Courts, To Take Effect September 1 - (Robert Hilson)
  • Google Seeks $4,030,669 in eDiscovery and Other Costs from Oracle – (John Horan)
  • Imposing Inherent Power Sanctions without Order to Show Cause Violates Due Process - (Gregory Joseph)
  • How One Judge Sees eDiscovery - (Whitney Grace)
  • Looking for Mr. Right – Revisited - (George Parapadakis)
  • Mass. Joins Other States in Ruling that Cloud Computing is Ethical for Lawyers – (Bob Ambrogi)
  • Nevada PI Plaintiff Claiming $61 Million in Damages Forced to Turn Over Social Media Postings – (Adam Losey)
  • New Ethical Rules Affecting eDiscovery in the Works - (Al McNee)
  • New Jersey District Judge Upholds Sanctions for Camden County’s Grossly Negligent Litigation Hold Procedures - (Scott Etish)
  • “One Ring to Rule Them All?” eDiscovery Search Methodology in Patent Litigation – (Wendy Akbar)
  • Posse Comitatus - (Charles Holloway
  • Predictive Coding Gaining Popularity in Complex Litigation – Dinsmore & Shohl LLP – (Grahmn Morgan)
  • Predictive Coding – Measurement Challenges - (Venkat Rangan)
  • Social Media – How it is Affecting eDiscovery and Growing Every Day – (Jeffrey Parkhurst)
  • Spoliation Sanction — Adverse Inference Requires Actual Suppression or Withholding of Evidence - (Gregory Joseph)
  • “Stay” Really Means Do Not Conduct Discovery - (Josh Gilliland)
  • Supreme Court of Florida Adopts Amendments to Civil Rules to Address e-Discovery - (K&L Gates)
  • Survey Shows Surge in eDiscovery Work at Law Firms and Corporations – (Monica Bay)
  • Ten Tips for Managing Social Media in eDiscovery - (Kroll Ontrack)
  • The Cloud and eDiscovery: A Complex Challenge - (Gary Audin)
  • The ITC’s Long, Weary Road to eDiscovery Reform - (Mark Michels)
  • The Regulators are Already Tuned In…Why Aren’t You? | AudioDiscovery – (Jeff Schlueter)
  • Twitter Ordered to Produce Protestor’s Tweets - (Bradford Currier, Marc Martin) K&L Gates
  • Twitter Will Give You Up to the Cops 75% of the Time - (Andrew Lu)
  • Types Of Metadata and How They Impact eDiscovery - (Doug Austin)
  • What is the Turing Test for Computer-Assisted Review? (kCura)
  • What’s Trending in Legal Hold Management? (Mikki Tomlinson)
Reports and Resources
  • 12th Global Fraud Survey - (Ernst & Young)
  • ChatterBots Resources on the Internet – (Marcus Zillman)
  • EU: Collecting & Processing Personal Data: What is Legal? (European Commission)
  • Financial Advisors’ Use of Social Media Moves from Early Adoption to Mainstream (PDF) – (FTI Consulting)
  • IN RE: Amendments To Florida Rules of Civil Procedure – Electronic Discovery – (Supreme Court of Florida)
  • Measuring the Cost of Cybercrime (PDF) (11th Annual Workshop on the Economics of Information Security)
  • Peck, Parties and Predictive Coding - Consolidated Key Document File Update (July 9, 2012) - (@ComplexD)
  • Privacy, Security and Trust in Cloud Computing (PDF) (Siani Pearson)
  • Reality Check – Governments Have Easy Access to Data on the Cloud - (Peter Vogel)
  • The Rear View Mirror on Google+: 5 Top Stories From Last Week’s Unfiltered Orange Newsletter – (@OrangeLT)
Sight and Sound
  • Case in Point for Monday, July 9th, “Custodians” - (Tom Fishburne)
  • Charts: If You’re Concerned About Privacy, Don’t Use Your Cell Phone - (Derrick Harris)
  • Mark Michels on Efforts to Rein In Rising eDiscovery Costs – Video Part 1 – (Monica Bay)
  • Mark Michels on Efforts to Rein In Rising eDiscovery Costs – Video Part 2 – (Monica Bay)
  • Social Media and Family Law (Video) (Christian Badali)
  • The Content Conundrum for Financial Firms (New Infographic) (Chad Bockius)
Technology and Tactics
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
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