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).

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(FM 1-02, Operational Terms and Graphics, September 2004).

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - August 8, 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
  • ABA eDiscovery Expert Says Emerging Standards Are Premature - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Are Keywords Obsolete? (RVM)
  • Are Proposed Changes to ABA Ethics Rules Too Little, Too Late? (Michael Arkfeld, Stephanie Loquvam)
  • Be Considerate When You Share Data - (Amy Bowser-Rollins)
  • Challenges of Conducting eDiscovery on Ephemeral Data - (Brian Esser, Judy Selby)
  • Concept over Keywords – Why Search Still Matters for Law Firms - (Simon Price)
  • CVEDR Take II – Monkeys and Magistrates in Monterey - (Greg Buckles)
  • Dancer's Facebook Messages With Opt-In Class Members are Protected Work Product - (Jennifer Thibodaux)
  • Day Nine of a Predictive Coding Narrative: A Scary Search for False Negatives (And More) - (Ralph Losey)
  • Discovery Costs Pile Up in International Trade Commission Patent Disputes - (Matt Miller)
  • Duty of Competence in eDiscovery (PDF) (Conor Crowley)
  • eDiscovery Best Practices: The Number of Pages in Each Gigabyte Can Vary Widely - (Doug Austin)
  • eDiscovery Case Law: Counsel, The Inadvertent Disclosure "Buck" Stops With You - (Doug Austin)
  • Discovery from 3rd Party Vendors - (Josh Gilliland)
  • eDiscovery Landmark Decision For NC: Attorney-Client Privilege Waived In eDiscovery Production - (Brooks Pierce)
  • eDiscovery, She Wrote: 1.14 Million Files - (Adam Losey)
  • Facilitating a Forensic Search - (Andrew King)
  • False Claims Relators Accuse ex-McDermott Client Of Doublespeak In Effort To Recover Privileged Records - (Robert Hilson)
  • Federal Judge Sanctions Law Firm and Client re Withheld Docs, Finds TD Bank Knew of Rothstein Fraud - (Martha Neil)
  • Genger, Unallocated Space, And Opening The Floodgates - (IT-Lex)
  • How Leveraging eDiscovery Tools Can Reduce the Time and Money Spent on a Lawsuit - (Lael Andara)
  • Illinois Bars Employers from Obtaining Current or Prospective Employees' Social Media Account Credentials - (Boris Segalis, Nihar Shah)
  • Improper Influence over Deposition Errata Sheets - Effecting Substantive Changes to Conform Deposition to Complaint - In Order to Push Meritless Case to Trial Warrants § 1927 Sanctions - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Interview with Laura Zubulake of Zubulake’s e-Discovery - (Doug Austin)
  • Keyword Search and Technology-Assisted Review: Judge Scheindlin’s Recent Opinion - (Shelia Mackay)
  • Lawyers See Benefits of Computer Coding, with Caveats - (Erin Geiger Smith)
  • Leveraging Low-Cost Resources to Develop eDiscovery Knowledge Workers - (Mark Yacano, Cat Casey)
  • NC Firm Loses Privilege After Leaving Everything To Vendor - (IT-Lex)
  • New TAR Order: In re Actos Products Liability Litigation (PDF) (W.D. La July 27, 2012)
  • Preparing and Managing a Budget for eDiscovery - (George Carry)
  • Selecting And Working With An eDiscovery Vendor - (Mayer Brown)
  • Sticking Head The Sand About Deleted Pertinent Emails Can Lead to Costly Sanctions - (Catherine Kiernan)
  • Taking Technology-Assisted Review to the Next Level - (Craig Ball)
  • Tangible Examples Of Technology-Assisted Review - (Barry Murphy)
  • Technology Today: Are Meet, Confer Efforts Doing More Harm Than Good? (Christopher Boehning, Daniel Toal)
  • The Data Vampire Diaries: Data Value - (Allison Walton)
  • The eDiscovery Maturity Model: How Litigants Can Adopt A Proactive Posture To Achieve Information Governance - (Dean Gonsowski)
  • The Global De-Centralized Enterprise: An Un-Met eDiscovery Challenge - (John Patzakis)
  • The Time Is Now for Organizations to Take a Holistic Approach to eDiscovery - (Russ Gould)
  • Train, Don’t Cull Using Keywords | Ball in your Court - (Craig Ball)
  • Twitter to Appeal Order to Produce OWS Tweets - (Mor Wetzler)
Apple v. Samsung:  Special Backgrounder Compilation of Selected Stories
  • Legal Hold and Preservation at Center of Apple/Samsung Battle - (Jim McGann)
  • Samsung, Apple Spar Over Gadgets' Specs | Reuters - (Dan Levine, Edwin Chin)
  • Australian Patent Dispute: Apple v. Samsung Trial Blows Out To Mid-2013 - (Josh Taylor)
  • How is Samsung's Native Korea Responding to the IP Battle with Apple?—Nathan McMurray | @LXBN - (Colin O'Keefe)
  • Apple and Samsung take Australian Legal Battle to the 'Hot Tub' - (Jane Wardell)
  • Samsung: Apple Pushed Expert Witnesses to Change their Minds | Macworld - (Jeremy Kirk)
  • Apple v. Samsung: Week One Highlights - (IT-Lex)
  • "Playing the Jury Card: Samsung trying to get an Apple Mistrial?" - (Philip Elmer-Dewitt)
  • Judge Slams Samsung Lawyers - - (Ian Sherr)
  • Samsung's Big Zinger in Patent Case: Apple Exec Liked 7-Inch Galaxy - (Christina DesMarais)
  • Apple's Schiller Testifies in Smartphone Patent Trial - (Nick Bilton)
  • Samsung Says Apple's Claim is an Affront to the Integrity of the Jury | @CIOonline - (John Ribeiro)
  • Apple v. Samsung: Lack of Custodian Follow-Up+Failure to Suspend Auto-Deletion of Email=Adverse Inference - (@LegalHoldPro)
  • Who's Tweeting live from the Apple v Samsung trial? (@KevinOKeefe)
  • Quinn Emanuel Partner Defending Samsung at Odds With Federal Judge - (Amy Miller)
  • Apple-Samsung Judge 'Livid' Over Document Disclosure - (Charles Babcock)
  • Apple Asks Court to Sanction Samsung - (Jessica Vascellaro, Ashby Jones)
  • Apple v. Samsung: Having to Go Back to the E-Discovery Basics - (Mike Hamilton)
  • Will Samsung's Patent Court Doc Leak Backfire Spectacularly? (Brid-Aine Parnell)
  • “Sony-Style” Evidence (Mostly) Excluded in Apple vs. Samsung Trial - (Jeffrey Gross)
  • Apple-Samsung Case Shows How Far U.S. Design Patents Have Come - (Lisa Shuchman)
  • iWin: Apple Defeats Samsung in Key Pre-Trial Motion - (Michael Pontrelli)
  • Fighting Over Rectangles: Why Apple Can't Win The Patent War - (Skylar Greene)
  • Apple, Samsung, Dance the Courtroom Jig - Lucy Koh Hears Evidence on the Origin of the Oblong - (Tamlin Magee)
  • In Apple-Samsung trial, it's John Quinn v. Judge Koh - (Alison Frankel)
  • Back to Basics: What You Thought Everyone Knew About Legal Holds - (Dennis Kiker)
  • The Method Behind Apple's Patent Madness - (Dan Rowinski)
  • Jurors Hear Competing Claims in iPad Copycat Case - (Amy Miller)
  • Proposed Spoliation Rules Would Impact Apple-Samsung Trial - (Henry Kelston)
  • On the Eve of Trial with Apple, Samsung is Dealt Adverse Inference Sanction - (Doug Austin)
  • Failure to Disable Auto-Delete And Follow Up On Litigation Hold Results in Adverse Inference - (K&L Gates)
  • Adverse Inference Sanction Issued in High Stakes Patent Dispute - (Philp Favro)
  • Once Again, Tech Giant Samsung Handed Sanctions for Failure to Preserve - (Mikki Tomlinson)
  • Samsung Seeks Relief from Spoliation Sanction, Moves to Sanction Apple for Spoliation - (John Horan)
  • Samsung Sanctioned in Big-Bucks Patent Case for Not Turning Off Company Email Auto-Delete System - (Martha Neil)
  • Legal Holds ARE important! “Jury to Hear Samsung Destroyed Evidence” (Project Counsel)
  • On Eve of Trial, Apple Obtains Adverse Inference Instruction for Samsung’s Email Spoliation - (John Horan)
Reports and Resources
  • ABA Tech Survey: A Third of Lawyers Use Tablets, a Few Still on Dial-Up - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Cyber Security Task Force: Public-Private Information Sharing (PDF) (National Security Program)
  • Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group - SNMP Reflected Amplification DDoS Attack Mitigation (PDF) (BITAG)
  • Finally, A Look At the People Who Use Twitter - (Brian Solis)
  • Law Technology News Digital Issue - August 2012 - (LTN)
  • Mobile Phone Problems - Pew Research Center (PDF) (Jan Lauren Boyles, Lee Rainie)
  • Socially Aware: The Social Media Law Update - August 2012 - (PDF) (Morrison & Foerster)
  • The Genger Case And The Delaware Supreme Court (PDF) - (Vicki Louma, Milton Louma, Penny Herickhoff)
  • The Rear View Mirror on Google+: 5 Top Stories From Last Week's Unfiltered Orange Newsletter - (@OrangeLT)
Sight and Sound
  • Case in Point: "To Preserve and Protect" - (Tom Fishburne)
  • Employee Who "Bumped" Coworker's Computer To Open Their Email Didn't Break Any Laws (Video) - (Michael Schmidt)
  • Video: Cybersecurity and Data Privacy: Big Data and the Law - (Dechert LLP)
Technology and Tactics
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • An ILTA 2012 Update - Orange Legal Technologies - (@OrangeLT)
  • Analysing Big Data: Q&A with Recommind - Computer Business Review - (Steve Evans)
  • Applied Discovery - Choosing the Right eDiscovery Service Provider: Experience, Track Record, and Expertise - (Al McNee)
  • CA Technologies Bridges Big Data Gap with Federation, Indexing - (Vangie Beal)
  • Commonwealth Legal becomes a Relativity Consulting Partner - (Press Release)
  • Concept Searching Products Claim SharePoint 2013 Readiness - (Sean Doherty)
  • Crossroads Systems Signs $5 Million Deal With IronMountain - (Marketwire)
  • D4 Discovery Expands with Acquisition of Phoenix-based On Target Litigation Solutions - (Press Release)
  • Daegis Appoints eDiscovery Sales Veteran Chuck Pindell as Vice President of Sales and Marketing - (Business Wire)
  • Daegis Warned of Possible Delisting from Stock Exchange - (Mark Anderson)
  • DocAuto Releases the New Version of Reporting Server for WorkSite - (Sean Doherty)
  • Dr. Stephen V. Rice Joins BeyondRecognition Advisory Board - (Press Release)
  • eDJ Group Hires Marilyn Gladden to Guide Media Services for eDiscoveryJournal - (Marketwire)
  • Epiq Systems Opens Hong Kong Document Review Center (Nasdaq:EPIQ) (Press Release)
  • Former Foley CIO Caddell Joins HBR Consulting - (Evan Koblentz)
  • FTI Consulting Study:  “Black Box” Technology Among Counsel’s Top Predictive Coding Concerns - (Press Release)
  • FTI Reports Mix 2Q12 Results - (Zacks Equity Research)
  • Freehills moves eDiscovery onto Fujitsu’s hosted Services Platform - (PR Wire)
  • Global Digital Forensics:  "DIY or “Garage” Computer Forensics Can Adversely Impact A Case" (PR Web)
  • Global Relay Enables Financial Community to Leverage Twitter As 'Compliant' Revenue-Generating Tool - (PR Web)
  • Intermountain eDiscovery Conference to Provide Latest Information on Digital Discovery - (@OrangeLT)
  • Intradyn Email Archiving Appliances: In-House and Cloud Email Storage for Small-to-Large Enterprises - (PRWeb)
  • Iron Mountain Incorporated Announces $950 Million Debt Offering - (Business Wire)
  • Jake Flomenberg and Nick Mehta Join Accel Partners as Principal and EIR - (PR Newswire)
  • Jay Leib Interviews Bob Price, Principal Engineer at Content Analyst - (kCura)
  • LexisNexis Opens New Data Center in United Kingdom - (BusinessWire)
  • Litigation Support Firm Xact Data Discovery Buys Competitor K&B Document Technologies - (Jim Hammerand)
  • Metalogix Names Software AG Veteran Jignesh Shah as Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer - (Press Release)
  • Microsoft Joins the Electronic Discovery Institute's Leadership Summit - (Marketwire)
  • Mimecast Launches Next Generation Email Security - (Press Release)
  • Mitratech Announces Interact 2012 Conference on Legal and Compliance Technology - (Marketwire)
  • Netkiller is Your Gateway to Google Apps Vault - (PR Log)
  • New Symantec CEO Says His Company "Underperforms" in Cloud Computing - (Doug Bonderud)
  • NightOwl Discovery Joins Other Prominent Companies and Firms Requiring CEDS Credential - (Press Release)
  • OrcaTec Places in Top 5 in Legal Industry Early Case Assessment Study - (PR Web)
  • PitneyBowes Announces Second Quarter Results for 2012 - (Press Release)
  • Recommind and Fulbright Panel Debunks Predictive Coding Myths - (Chris Dale)
  • Reed Smith Picks Enterprise Social Networking Tool to Reduce Email Clutter - (Michael Reach)
  • Saddletree Research Credits Nexidia for Making Multi-Channel Analytics a Contact Center Reality - (Press Release)
  • Responsive Data Solutions Becomes Relativity Best in Service Partner and Certified Reseller - (kCura)
  • Servient and DW Legal Announce Strategic Partnership - (Business Wire)
  • StoredIQ Collects $10.7M Financing - (Christopher Calnan)
  • StoredIQ Reinvents Itself in a Big Data Way - (Charles Skamser)
  • UK eDiscovery Recruitment Specialist Releases “Bridging the eDiscovery Skills Gap" - (@LegalIT)
  • Wave Software Updates File Viewer for LexisNexis Concordance - (Evan Koblentz)
  • World Software Corporation Announces Legal Hold Feature in Worldox GX3 - (Press Release)
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