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 25, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - July 25, 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 Fox, a Henhouse, and Custodial Self-Collection - (Bill Tolson)
  • Beyond Prediction: Technology-Assisted Review Enters the Lexicon - (Richard Acelio)
  • Can High School Students Review eDiscovery Documents? (Ralph Losey)
  • Cloud Data Protection Offerings for eDiscovery - (Stephen Arnold)
  • Computers Conquer Connect Four; Predictive Coding Next? (Dean Gonsowski)
  • Court Dismisses Countrywide Data Theft Suit - (Justine Gottshall)
  • Crashing the Third Party: Experts Weigh How Far the Government Can Go in Reading Your Email - (Richard Brust)
  • Days Five and Six of a Predictive Coding Narrative: Deep into the Weeds and a Computer Mind-meld Moment - (Ralph Losey)
  • eDiscovery:  4 Tips for Managing the Document Review Process – (Alvin Lindsay)
  • Electronic Discovery 2012: Coming Back to Earth, by Way of the “Cloud” – (Michael Reynolds)
  • Employee Smartphones and Tablets Behind Your Firewall - (Greg Buckles)
  • Ex-Spouse Hit With 20K in Damages for Email Eavesdropping – Klumb v. Goan – (Venkat Balasubramani)
  • Factual Material Considered by Expert Is Discoverable Despite Expert Witness Amendments - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Failure to Issue a Written Litigation Hold Not Necessarily Fatal - (Thomas Tobin)
  • Five Guidelines for Completing the Best Document Review Project – (Jonathan Easton)
  • Google’s Privilege Claim: A Cautionary Tale - (Miller Canfield)
  • Increasing Judicial Acceptance of Computer-Assisted Document Review – (White & Case)
  • Judge Scheindlin advises Keyword Search Inadequate, Recommends Predictive Coding as a Best Practice - (Bill Tolson)
  • Judge Scheindlin Says “No” to Self-Collection, “Yes” to Predictive Coding - (Doug Austin)
  • Kleen Case May Have Another Evidentiary Hearing on Search Methodologies (PDF) (United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois )
  • Lawyerbots Take The Strain - (Charles Holloway)
  • Law Tips: e-Discovery in Business Litigation | Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum – (Nancy Hurley)
  • Law Tips: E-Discovery Part 2 | Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum – (Nancy Hurley)
  • Leveraging the FRCP to Minimize eDiscovery Costs - (Mike Hamilton)
  • Litigation Hold for eDiscovery - Gross Negligence Standard Rejected – (Peter Vogel)
  • New Florida eDiscovery Rules Continue Federal Trend - (Kelly Twigger)
  • Panel Debunks Predictive Coding Myths - (Monica Bay)
  • Post-Deposition Changes to Deposition Transcript — Circuit Split On Material Substantive Alterations - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Predictive Coding - Clawing Back Privileged Documents - (Hayes Hunt, Jillian Thornton)
  • Predictive Coding on the Move - (Chris Dale)
  • Predicting Enterprise TAR: Why Smart CIOs and GCs Should Be Talking To Each Other - (Gerard Britton)
  • Second Circuit Refuses to Find Failure to Issue Litigation Hold Gross Negligence Per Se - (Kevin Kelly)
  • Streamlining Discovery Motions: What Judges Want to See - (Carol Heckman)
  • “Take it e-sy” : Electronic Discovery Law- Julie Anne Halter - (K&L Gates)
  • Seventh Circuit Lays Groundwork to Assert Fair Use Without Discovery - (Robert Clarida, Robert Bernstein)
  • Successful eDiscovery with BYOD: Best Practices in the Enterprise – (Intel IT)
  • The Cowen Group Q3 Kick Off In New York City - (Barry Murphy)
  • The High Price Of Privacy: A Looming Mess For Litigators – (Thomas Barnett)
  • The Legality of eDiscovery Vendors - (Linda Sharp)
  • Transparency the Key to Successful eDiscovery - (Peter Coons)
  • We’ve Come for Your Tweets: Twitter to Appeal Denial of Motion to Quash District Attorney’s Subpoena – (Alexander Lawrence, Erin Herlihy)
  • What is a Reasonable Search? (Josh Gilliland)
  • Written Legal Holds: Standard Should Not Change Even with Recent Ruling – (Mike Hamilton)
Reports and Resources
  • An Updated Technology Assisted Review Backgrounder -  (@OrangeLT)
  • DCIG Announces Industry’s First, Most Comprehensive ECA Software Buyer’s Guide - (Charles Skamser)
  • eDiscovery in SharePoint 2013 - (MSDN)
  • Legal Technology Observer Time Capsule Today on LegalIT Professionals Site - (Press Release)
  • Mid-Year Report: Legal Cases Involving Social Media Rapidly Increasing – (John Patzakis)
  • Need an Example of a Social Media Policy? – Please Advise - (Lyda Hawes)
  • Official Publication Announcement: EDRM Model Code of Conduct (MCoC) (EDRM)
  • Social Media Archiving and Collection for eDiscovery? (@ComplexD)
  • The Rear View Mirror on Google+: 5 Top Stories From Last Week’s Unfiltered Orange Newsletter - (@OrangeLT)
  • Western District of Pennsylvania – Electronic Discovery Special Masters Program – (EDSM)
Sight and Sound
  • 20 Questions about Information Governance in 40 Minutes - (Barclay Blair)
  • Blast From The Past: 2011 Intermountain eDiscovery Conference With Ralph Losey - (@OrangeLT)
  • Case in Point for Monday, July 23rd, “TARpit” (Tom Fishburne)
  • Focus on Privacy: The Facebook Internet Tracking Case - (Sharon Nelson, John Simek)
  • Video from University of Maine Center for Law and Innovation Program on “Privacy in Practice” (Stephanie Nguyen)
Technology and Tactics
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • 17a-4 llc Provides Free Social Media Capture Service - (PR Web)
  • AccessData:  Preparation = Confidence = Victory - (Tim Leehealey)
  • Aderant Unfolds Software Integration Map of Recent Acquisitions – (Evan Koblentz)
  • Australia: Legal Services tackles eDiscovery - (Image and Data Manager)
  • Autonomy Founder Lynch Said to Plan London Technology Fund – (Matthew Campbell, Jacqueline Simmons)
  • At the Carmel Valley eDiscovery Retreat – An Orange Legal Technologies Update – (@OrangeLT)
  • BeyondRedaction NOW Available in ReadySuite v4.4 - (Web Announcement)
  • BIA Hires Robin Thompson as Manager of Client Relations - (PR Newswire)
  • Blackstone eDiscovery Partners with - (Announcement)
  • Call for Collaboration for a Singapore eDiscovery SAAS by Singapore Academy of Law - (Serena Lim)
  • Catalyst Recognizes Global Technology Company Ricoh as ‘Summit Partner’ – (Press Release)
  • Cloud Computing, Advanced Persistent Threats and BYOD Are Biggest IT Security and eDiscovery Issues - (Business Wire)
  • DTI Adds Jay Koza as Vice President of Business Development, Boosts Its eDiscovery Team - (Press Release)
  • EMC’s Second-Quarter 2012 Earnings Results Available on - (PR Newswire)
  • Fastcase Announces 2012 “Fastcase 50” Award Winners - (Press Release)
  • FTI Consulting to Release Second Quarter 2012 Results and Host Conference Call – (Press Release)
  • GlobalEDD Group Introduces Global Discovery Network featuring Cloud eDiscovery Services - (Press Release)
  • Guidance Software Ranked #1 in DCIG eDiscovery Early Case Assessment Software Buyer’s Guide - (Business Wire)
  • Guidance Software to Announce 2012 Second Quarter Financial Results - (Business Wire)
  • Hudson Legal Becomes First Recommind Predictive Coding Partner – (Evan Koblentz)
  • iCONECT Deals Brings Xera to UK Provider MD5 and to Integreon – Project – - (Chris Dale)
  • iDiscovery Adds James Whitehead as Project Manager - (Press Release)
  • Integreon Expands E-Discovery Hosting Services - (Compliance Week)
  • Intermountain eDiscovery Conference Provides Latest Information on Digital Discovery - (PR Web)
  • kCura Recognized as One of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For – (Yahoo! Finance)
  • Kroll Ontrack Automates Data Recovery Service Experience for Partners with Launch of Partner Portal - (Business Wire)
  • LexisNexis Launches Full Suite of Practice Areas for LexisPSL – (Business Wire)
  • Mindseye – “Mining for Discovery Gold: How the Study of Past ESI can Inform Your Current Case” (PR Web)
  • More about the Legal Hold and ECA Optimization Service from Guidance Software – (Chris Dale)
  • Nuix 4 Delivers Innovative Features and Uses Cases for eDiscovery, Investigation and InfoGovernance - (Business Wire)
  • PitneyBowes Software Releases the Spectrum Master Data Management Platform - (Press Release)
  • Planet Data Awarded Relativity Best in Service Designation for the Third Consecutive Year - (Press Release)
  • ReadySuite Integrates with iCONECT ’s XERA eDiscovery Review Platform – (PR Web)
  • RSD and Strait & Associates Announce Strategic Partnership – (PR Web)
  • SharePoint Views and Managed Metadata Leveraged in New 1.5 Release – (Announcement)
  • Stored_IQ Creates a Big Data ‘Start Button’ with DataIQ - (Press Release)
  • TalkTalk Invests in Nexidia Advanced Interaction Analytics to Ensure Continuous Quality Improvement - (Press Release)
  • Thomson Reuters Supports The Co-operative’s Expansion in Legal Services with Advanced Matter Management – (@LegalIT)
  • WaveSoftware ’s Trident Expert Announces Support for Cloud Nine Discovery ’s OnDemand Platform - (PR Web)
  • Xerox Reports Second-Quarter 2012 Earnings - (Xerox)

2012 eDiscovery Events


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