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 22, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - August 22, 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

  • 3 Technology Change Agents Impacting eDiscovery - (Sean Martin)
  • 4 Scenarios That Call for Computer Forensics - (Steven Hunter)
  • Addressing the Challenges of Cross-Border Data Protection and eDiscovery - (Philip Favro)
  • All Answers Remain the Same: Resolving Discovery Disputes - (Katherine Gallo)
  • Are Social Media eDiscovery’s Next Nightmare? (Barry Murphy)
  • Balancing eDiscovery Mandates and Health Provider-Specific Privacy Obligations – Part Two - (Amber Scorah)
  • Big Data’s Evolving Role in eDiscovery: What Is Predictive Coding? (David Hill)
  • Cloud Computing And eDiscovery: Maximum Gain, Minimum Cost - (Miro Casseta)
  • Counsel’s Top Predictive Coding Concerns; Part 1 – Is it Blackbox Technology? Tolson)
  • eDiscovery Best Practices: For Successful Predictive Coding, Start Randomly - (Doug Austin)
  • eDiscovery Evolved: Smart Searching - (Wayne Wong)
  • How Not to Do Social Media Archiving - (Jason Krause)
  • Keeping Track of the Jackson Reforms - (Andrew King)
  • Leveraging Third-Party Software to Help Manage Document Reviews - (RVM)
  • Litigation Hold and Web Archiving - (Mark Middleton)
  • McNearney v. WA Dept. of Corrections – How Much Document Searching Must Be Done? (Mike Hamilton)
  • Mobile Device Discovery Stories from the Experts - (Greg Buckles)
  • NY Court Likens Tweeting to “Screaming Out Window” and Denies Twitter’s Motion to Quash in Harris – (Gibbons)
  • Pa. Federal Judge Shifts eDiscovery Cost in Potential Class Action - (Saranac Hale Spencer)
  • Predictive Coding v. Boolean Search: Out with the Old, In with the New? (Linda Sharp)
  • Predictive Coding Watch: ‘In Re: Actos’ - (Michael Roach)
  • Predictive Coding: What’s New and What You Need to Know - (Christopher Spizzirri)
  • Show Me the Money – Proposed Rule Changes Take on the Spiraling Costs of eDiscovery - (Kate Paslin)
  • Smart Cars and eDiscovery - (Steven Wu)
  • Super Human Information Technology: What’s in a Name? (Bill Tolson)
  • The Do’s and Dont’s of “Spying” On Your Spouse During A Divorce Proceeding – (eLessons Learned)
  • The eDiscovery Team’s Second “Clever Words Award” for Excellence in Judicial Opinion Writing – (Ralph Losey)
  • The Experts Weigh In: eDiscovery Strategies For International Anti-Bribery Investigations - (Severin Ian Wirtz)
  • Top Ten Best Practices In Predictive Coding - (Warwick Sharp)
  • Treasure Map to Avoiding Discovery Obligations - (Edvie Clark)
  • When Your ESI Isn’t In Your Control - (RVM)
  • Warrantless Tracking of Cell GPS Upheld - (Peter Vogel)
Apple v. Samsung: Special Backgrounder Compilation of Selected Stories
  • Apple’s Closing Statements: Samsung Products ‘Substantially the Same’ as Ours - (Christina Bonnington)
  • Apple, Samsung Lawyers Make Final Pitches to U.S. Jury - (Dan Levine)
  • Apple v. Samsung Patent War Continues - (BLLAWG)
  • eDiscovery in Apple v. Samsung: No Adverse Inference - (Jeffrey Gross)
  • Samsung Sought to Beat IPhone With Galaxy Nexus, Apple Says - (Susan Decker)
  • Apple-Samsung Jury: Verdict Form May Blow Your Minds - (Josh Lowensohn)
  • Daily Report: Apple-Samsung Decision Could Have Wide Impact - (NY Times)
  • Samsung Neutralizes Adverse Inference Jury Instruction Concerning Deleted Emails - (Florian Mueller)
  • Why Samsung’s Great Contributions To Smartphone Innovation Don’t Give It Much Leverage In Court - (Florian Mueller)
  • Apple v. Samsung: Week Three Highlights - (IT-Lex)
  • Apple v. Samsung Turns Into ‘He Said, She Said’ on the Final Day of Testimony - (Bryan Bishop)
  • Magistrate Judge Grewal Denies Samsung’s Sanctions Motion as Untimely | ESIninja - (John Horan)
  • Apple, Samsung Trial: ‘We are Done’ - (TechRadar)
  • Samsung’s Case That It Didn’t Copy the iPhone and iPad—In Pictures - (Jon Brodkin)
  • Is Apple Likely to “Lose” the Samsung Trial? (Jeffrey Gross)
  • Samsung Drops After Resting Case in Apple Patent Dispute – Bloomberg (Saeromi Shin, Jun Yang)
  • Judge Denies Samsung’s Motion For Adverse Inference Jury Instruction Against Apple - (Florian Mueller)
  • Apple-Samsung Patent Lawsuit Settlement? Never Say Never - (The VAR Guy)
  • Benchslap of the Day: Are You On Crack? (Christopher Danzig)
  • Samsung Expert: Apple Damages Estimates are Overstated - (Dan Levine)
  • Samsung E-Mails Show Google Asked Devices Not Mimic Apple – Businessweek - (Joel Rosenblatt)
  • Samsung Designer Says Galaxy Tab 10.1 Work Preceded iPad Announcement – Fried)
  • Berkeley Professor Teece, Notorious for Abetting FRAND Abuse, to Testify for Samsung on Friday – (Florian Mueller)
  • Judge Urges Apple and Samsung to Settle Ahead of Verdict | Reuters – (Dan Levine)
  • Complete Backgrounder Update: Evidence, Ethics and eDiscovery: Apple vs. Samsung - (@ComplexD)
Reports and Resources
  • Case Summary Alert – August 2012 - (Applied Discovery)
  • eDiscovery and Data Privacy: A Practical Guide (Google Book) (Catrien Noorda, Stefan Hanloser)
  • eDiscovery and Technology Newsletter—August 2012 - (Baker Hostetler)
  • Gartner Reveals 2012 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies - (Gartner)
  • Interoperability Case Study: Cloud Computing - (Matthew Becker)
  • Thriving in a BYOD World (PDF) (Eric Shuster, Alex Kalamarides)
  • Worldwide Archiving Software 2012–2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares IDC (Document at a Glance #236465) (IDC)
Sight and Sound
  • Case in Point for Monday, August 20th, “eDiscovery Wheel” - (Tom Fishburne)
  • FTI Technology Predictive Coding Results: InfoGraphic – (FTI Technology)
  • Initial Disclosures Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 26(a) (Video) - (Josh Gilliland)
  • Rationally Organized Productions & Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 34(b)(2)(E) (Video) - (Josh Gilliland)
Technology and Tactics
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Brings Relativity In-house - (Press Release)
  • Amazon Web Services Announces Amazon Glacier: Cheap Cloud Storage For Archives And Backups – (Steve O’Hear)
  • Apersee to Launch New Enhancements - (Tom Gelbmann)
  • Australia: Freehills Courts Cloud Prior to Merger - (Computerworld)
  • Catalyst Opens Third U.S. Data Center to Power Insight(TM) eDiscovery Platform - (Marketwire)
  • CloudNine Discovery Announces OnDemand Version 11.5 - (PR Web)
  • Computer Assisted Review – Hudson Legal Case Study - (Cat Casey)
  • Concept Searching Selected as Microsoft US Federal Managed Partner - (PR Web)
  • D4 Discovery Builds Out National Sales Organization with Appointment of a Chief Sales Officer – (@LegalIT)
  • Empire Discovery Opens Second Location in NYC - (Announcement)
  • Equivio Adds Clustering to its eDiscovery Analytics Suite - (@LegalIT)
  • Fifty Top Providers: A Short eDiscovery List - (@ComplexD)
  • First Advantage: “Seek and You Shall Find” Applies As Much To Your Provider As To Your Data – (Chris Dale)
  • Globanet First Symantec Partner Authorized to Provide Clearwell Professional Services – (PR Web)
  • H5 Partners With Nuix to Process Complex Data Sets at Blazing Speeds - (Marketwire)
  • IPRO Adds Visual Culling in Allegro 3.2 - (Marketwire)
  • Kiersted Introduces New Technology to Radically Improve Review Management - (Business Wire)
  • Nimble Storage and CommVault Help Enterprises Accelerate Adoption of Modern Data Protection – (Press Release)
  • Orange Legal Technologies Recognized Among Fastest Growing Private Companies by Inc. - (@OrangeLT)
  • PWC Forensic Services Adds Four Experts - (Press Releases)
  • Recommind Appoints Former Oracle CFO Jeff Epstein to Board of Directors - (Marketwire)
  • Recommind Gearing up to IPO ? (Charles Christian)
  • Reed Tech Web Archiving Services Changes Name to Reed Archives and Launches New Website – (Business Wire)
  • Relativity Radar and ILTA Roots - (Samantha Green)
  • Review Less Partners With OrcaTec as VAR for eDiscovery Product Suite – (PR Web)
  • Scotiabank Mexico Selects Nexidia Advanced Interaction Analytics - (Press Release)
  • The End Of Postini? Email Security Tool Now More Tightly Fit With Google Apps - (Alex Williams)
  • TotalDiscovery Makes Legal Hold Application Free - (Evan Koblentz)
  • UBIC, Inc., International eDiscovery Solutions Provider, Opens London Office & Data Center - (PR Web)
2012 eDiscovery Events
ILTA Annual Conference 2012
August 26 – 30, 2012
Washington, DC
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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 
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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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