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, August 15, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - August 15, 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
  • 2nd Circuit Rejects Per Se Gross Negligence Standard for Failure to Issue Hold Notice – (David Kessler)
  • Achieving the Balance Between eDiscovery Mandates and Health Provider-Specific Privacy Obligations  – (Amber Scorah)
  • Actos Case TAR Protocol Order – Equivio’s Relevance in Action? (Greg Buckles)
  • An eDiscovery Case Law Update - (David Cohen, Caitlin Gifford)
  • Boxes of Backups: Are Backup Tapes Still “Not Reasonably Accessible?” (Dennis Kiker)
  • Court Orders Parties to Confer on Search Terms and Utilize Parties’ Clawback Order – eDiscovery Case Law - (Littler)
  • Custodial Hold: Trust But Verify - (Craig Ball)
  • Day Ten of a Predictive Coding Narrative: Post Hoc Test of Hypothesis of Insignificant False Negatives – (Ralph Losey)
  • Decision Maker? PIN Text Messages Authenticated for Rule 104(a) by Affidavit from Service Provider – (Gregory Joseph)
  • Devilish Problem | Millnet - (Charles Holloway)
  • eDiscovery Best Practices: Assessing Your Data Before Meet and Confer Shouldn’t Be Expensive – (Doug Austin)
  • eDiscovery Case Law: Major Bank and Law Firm Sanctioned for Pattern of Discovery Abuses - (Doug Austin)
  • eDiscovery Case Law: No Sanctions When You Can’t Prove Evidence Was Destroyed – (Doug Austin)
  • eDiscovery Trends: The Growth of #eDiscovery is Transparent - (Doug Austin)
  • eDiscovery Spoliation Standards Clarified by Second Circuit - (Jeffery Gross)
  • Federal, Not State, Law Governs Spoliation Sanctions - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Florida Becomes 29th State to Adopt eDiscovery Rules - (Fernando Pinquelo, Chris Borchert)
  • Fourth Circuit Holds CFAA Does Not Bar Employee Use of Business Info If Access Initially Authorized – (Andrew Hoffman)
  • Guest Comment: Power of Predictive Coding - Philadelphia Business Journal - (Peter Buckley, Scott Vernick)
  • How to Get Court Approval for Predictive Coding - (Peter Buckley, Scott Vernick)
  • How to Prepare for eDiscovery under New UK Civil Procedure Rule 31.5 - (Philip Favro)
  • In Re: Actos eDiscovery Order – An Example of an eDiscovery Order Handling Predictive Coding - (RVM)
  • Is Self-Help Discovery by Employees Protected Activity? (Connie Bertram)
  • Judge in Google, Oracle Case Seeks Names of Paid Reporters, Bloggers - (Alexei Oreskovic)
  • Kleen-ing Up eDiscovery - (Howard Sklar)
  • Letter, Reassess, Repeat: Avoiding Privilege Waiver After Notice of Inadvertent Production - (Mark Keddis)
  • Miami Federal Judge Sanctions TD Bank, Law Firm for Incredible eDiscovery Errors – (Jordan Maglich)
  • No Hard Drives Were Harmed in the Making of this Picture - (Craig Ball)
  • Notes from Carmel (er, Monterey) – Delaware eDiscovery Report - (Christopher Spirizzirri)
  • Nova Scotia Court Says Parties Should Share Search Parameters – All About Information - (Hicks Morley)
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court Adopts eDiscovery Amendments to Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure – (Stephen Finley)
  • Protecting Privileged Documents: Keyword Technology, and “Quick Peek” and “Clawback” Agreements – (Miller Canfield)
  • Safeguarding Privilege: What is Enough? (Linda Sharp)
  • Shrink it Down: Technology Assisted Review in Audio Discovery - (Jeff Schlueter)
  • Speed vs. Velocity: Driving the Direction of the Case - (Bob Krantz)
  • Survey: Judges Are Less Freaked Out By Facebook, Twitter – (Joe Palazzolo)
  • The Emergence of a Technology Assisted eDiscovery Lifecycle - (Andrew Bartholomew)
  • The Malkovich-ization of Predictive Coding in eDiscovery – (Dean Gonsowski)
  • They Can’t Withhold It If You Can’t Prove It Exists - (IT-LexOrg)
  • Transparency is Good:  Are Seed Sets the New Keyword, Part III - (Howard Sklar)
  • Use of Predictive Coding and the Cloud in eDiscovery Rose in 2012, Survey Says – (Robert Ambrogi)
  • When Lawyers Investigate Jurors (Electronically) (Joel Cohen)
  • Work-Product Doctrine Applicable to Documents Relating to Tax Shelter Transaction - (CCH Group)
  • You Do Have to Look for Discovery in Your Possession - (Josh Gilliland)
Apple v. Samsung:  Special Backgrounder Compilation of Selected Stories
  • Apple Turns to Federal Circuit to Keep Data in Patent Trial Private - (Scott Graham)
  • Apple’s Proxy War Against Google Officially out of Hand with Apple v. Samsung – @LXBN Roundtable – (Jared Sulzdorf)
  • Apple Expert Shines Light on Samsung Sales in U.S. - (iTechPost)
  • Apple v. Samsung: Adverse Inference Redux for Samsung’s E-Mail Practices - (Cynthia Courtney)
  • Samsung Takes On Apple Over Value Of Phone Features - (Dan Levine)
  • Northern District of California Issues Adverse Inference Instruction for Inadequate Preservation – (Reed Smith)
  • Apple Catches Samsung Trying To Pull A Couple Fast Ones – Apple 2.0 - (Philip Elmer-DeWitt)
  • Complete Backgrounder:  Evidence, Ethics and eDiscovery – Apple vs. Samsung - (@ComplexD)
Reports and Resources
  • Big Data, Big Impact: New Possibilities for International Development (PDF) (World Economic Forum)
  • Why Appointment of Special Masters in eDiscovery Disputes is Vital to Civil Justice Progress (PDF) (Zachary Parkins)
  • Who Are The Technology Providers For Predictive Coding? (@ComplexD)
Sight and Sound
Technology and Tactics
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • ACMG Expands Relationship with Nexidia with Addition of New Interaction Analytics Solution – (Press Release)
  • Asynchronous Search? Increase Your Flexibility - (Kroll Ontrack)
  • Autonomy and HP a Year On: Brilliant or Blooper? (Craig Ball)
  • Autonomy Data Protection Solution Passes 10,000 Customer Milestone - (PR Newswire)
  • Autonomy Exchange: Galina Datskovsky on InfoGovernance – (Randy Cairns)
  • C2C Meets Expanding Email Data Management Requirements With ArchiveOne 6.5 - (Marketwire)
  • CACI Awarded $33 Million Contract to Provide Litigation Support to Securities and Exchange Commission – (Business Wire)
  • Cloud Survey by Kroll Ontrack Reveals a Surge in Cloud Storage and Virtualization Adoption – (Business Wire)
  • CryoApp Now Available for Android Users - (Press Release)
  • Daegis Streamlines eDiscovery for Lotus Notes at Faegre Baker Daniels - (Business Wire)
  • DTI Relocates New York Office to Midtown Manhattan - (Press Release)
  • DW Legal, Servient Mix Predictive Coding and Managed Review - (Michael Roach)
  • eDiscovery Experts and Practitioners to Converge at Exterro inFusion12 User Conference – (Marketwire)
  • eDiscovery Veterans Launch Cumulus Data, Inc. and Introduce eCloudCollect™ -  (PR Web)
  • eLessons Learned Appoints Borchert and Kiernan as Co-Editors in Chief - (Frank Gonnello)
  • Epiq Systems - Growth & Income Overview - (NASDAQ)
  • Epiq Systems Incorporates Equivio Zoom Into eDiscovery Offerings - (Press Release)
  • Experience XERA at ILTA 2012 - The Next Era of eDiscovery - (PR Web)
  • Forensics in the Cloud - (Millnet)
  • Fourth Annual Intermountain eDiscovery Conference – 9.13.12 – Salt Lake City, Utah - (@OrangeLT)
  • IntraLinks Announces Second Quarter 2012 Results - (PR Newswire)
  • IRIS Legal Wins Key Deals To Kick Off New Financial Year - (@LegalIT)
  • LexisNexis Moving eDiscovery to the Cloud - (Evan Koblentz)
  • LexisNexis Releases Hosted Concordance Evolution – On-Demand Discovery Management Service – (Press Release)
  • Merrill Corporation Becomes Relativity Premium Hosting Partner - (Business Wire)
  • Pinterest for eDiscovery: Archiving Social Commerce Engine - (Smarsh)
  • Recommind Accelerates Pace, Reports 100% Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth in 1H 2012 - (Press Release)
  • Recommind Predictive Coding Webinar: Interview with Senior Master Whitaker - (Chris Dale)
  • RSD Partners with Hitachi Data Systems to Strengthen Governance Capabilities - (PR Web)
  • The Evolution of Attorney Review - (Trey Tramonte)
  • The Radicati Group Releases “On-Premises Information Archiving – Market Quadrant 2012″ - (Marketwire)
  • Thomson Reuters Sells Web Unit of Hubbard One to Division’s Managers - (Evan Koblentz)
  • UBIC North America Introduces Version 5.0 of its Lit i View™ eDiscovery Solution - (PR Web)
  • Valora Technologies CEO Responds to Craig Ball’s LTN Article “Next Level” TAR - (Sandra Serkes)
  • Waterford Technologies Releases MailMeter OnDemand Presenting a New Pricing Option for Email Archiving – (PR Web)
2012 eDiscovery Events


ILTA Annual Conference 2012
August 26 – 30, 2012
Washington, DC (Chesapeake G Suite)
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2012 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum (Chicago)
September 6, 2012
Chicago, IL
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eDiscovery West Summit – IQPC
September 10-12, 2012
San Francisco, CA
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Intermountain eDiscovery Conference 2012
September 13, 2012
Salt Lake City, UT
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The Sedona Conference  – WG1 2012 Annual Meeting
September 13-14, 2012
Atlanta, GA
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LITCON’12 – Legal Information Technology Conference 2012
September 21, 2012
Chicago, IL
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ARMA International Annual Conference
September 23-25
Chicago, IL
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Conference for Preservation Excellence
September 27-28, 2012
Portland, OR
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ACC Annual Meeting
September 30 – October 3, 2012
Orlando, FL (Booth #422)
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Masters Conference 2012
October 8-10, 2012
Washington, DC
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Storage Networking World (SNW)
October 16-19, 2012
Santa Clara, CA
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EDRM 2012 – 2013 Mid Year Meeting
October 17-18, 2012
St. Paul, MN
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EDI Leadership Summit 2012
October 17 – 19, 2012
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Gartner Symposium/ITxpo
October 21-25, 2012
Orlando, FL
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Corporate Compliance & Ethics Forum
October 28-30, 2012
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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eDiscovery for Pharma, Biotech & Medical Device Industry – IQPC
October 29, 2012
Philadelphia, PA
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eDiscovery for Financial Services & Governmental Investigations
November 5-6, 2012
New York, NY
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e-Discovery & e-Investigations Forum
November 8, 2012
London, United Kingdom
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Corporate Litigation Forum
November 11-13, 2012
San Antonio, TX
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LawTech Europe Congress
November 12, 2012
Prague, Czech Republic
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The Litigation Summit and Exposition
November 12-13, 2012
Washington, DC
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The 7th Annual E-Disclosure Forum
November 15, 2012
London, United Kingdom
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Information Governance & eDiscovery Strategy
November 27-29, 2012
Munich, Germany
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Georgetown Law – The Advanced eDiscovery Institute
December 6-7, 2013
Washington, DC
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2013 Events


LegalTech New York 2013
January 29-31, 2013
New York, NY
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ACEDS 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition
February 28 – March 2, 2013
Hollywood, FL
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Legal IT Business Show 2013
March 5-6, 2013
London, United Kingdom
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The Sedona Conference® Institute’s 7th Annual E-Discovery Program: Living On E-Discovery’s Cutting Edge
March 21-22, 2013
San Diego, CA
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April 4-6, 2013
Chicago, IL
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Laguna Beach eDiscovery Retreat
April 10-12, 2013
Laguna Beach, CA
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2013 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition
April 14-17, 2013
Washington, DC
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CEIC 2013
May 19 – 22, 2013
Orlando, FL
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LegalTech West Coast
May 21-22, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
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