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, September 12, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - September 12, 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.

eDiscovery News
Content and Considerations
  • 5 Steps to Ensure Your Cloud Provider Is Ready for eDiscovery – (Stephanie Overby)
  • Analysis of the Official Report on the 2011 TREC Legal Track – Part One – (Ralph Losey)
  • Are You A DIY Fan? Ask A Man Who Can – (Charles Holloway)
  • Avoid the Pitfalls of Self-Managing eDiscovery – (Andrew Hinkes)
  • Backgrounder Update: Technology Assisted Review Compendium – Feb. 1 – Sept. 10, 2012 – (@OrangeLT)
  • Criminal E-Discovery: 21st Century Paperless Trails (Part 3 of 5) (Daniel Garrie)
  • Drilling Down Into Texas Electronic Discovery (Timothy Mountz, Charles Strecker)
  • eDiscovery Alert: New Amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure | The National Law Review – (Bruce Trehan)
  • eDiscovery Case Law: Google Awarded $1 Million from Oracle, But Denied Discovery Costs – (Doug Austin)
  • eDiscovery ‘Patent Troll’ Suits Evolve – (Evan Koblentz)
  • Experts Consider eDiscovery Implications of New ABA Ethics Rules Amendments – (Andrew Bartholomew)
  • Five Ways to Improve the Efficiency of eDiscovery – (Sheila Mackay)
  • From A to PC – Running a Defensible Predictive Coding Workflow – (David Bao)
  • Georgetown Law’s eDiscovery Training Academy Wins 2012 Award for Professional Excellence – (Patrick Burke)
  • Good for the Gander: New NY Pilot Program Shows eDiscovery Is Also On State Courts’ Radar – (Paul Asfendis)
  • Hauled to Court Over ESI | eLessons Learned – (James Damiano)
  • ILTA12 Part 1 – Why You Might Want To Go To ILTA Next Year – (Chris Dale)
  • International Mystery: How Information Governance Can Help Solve Cross-Border Data Protection Laws – (Philip Favro)
  • Managing Discovery of Electronic Information: A Pocket Guide for Judges (Part 2 of 3) – (Catherine Kiernan)
  • More Thoughts On Social Media – (RVM)
  • No Difference in Discoverability of Communications through Email, Texts, or Social Media – (K&L Gates)
  • No Disclosure in New South Wales Equity Division without Exceptional Circumstances – (Chris Dale)
  • Performing Boolean Searches in Adobe Reader Across Multiple PDF Files – (Cynthia Augello)
  • Predictive Coding Emerges as eDiscovery’s Data Salvation – (Maureen Duffy)
  • Recent Decisions Provide Lessons for Litigators on ESI Fundamentals – (Mark Berman)
  • Sometimes You Need To Go All The Way To Oregon – (Howard Sklar)
  • The Use of Digital Forensics in Trade Secret Matters (Part 3 of 3) – (Jim Vaughn)
  • Trend Towards Adoption Of Predictive Coding: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly (PDF) –
    (Wendy Curtis, Jeffrey McKenna)
  • Two Best Practices for Addressing BYOD and #eDiscovery (Bryant Bell)
  • US Drops Pharmaceutical Drug Case For ‘Bulky’ Data, Raising Question of eDiscovery Resources – (Robert Hilson)
  • Vaughn v. LA Fitness International: Shifting Costs to Seek Fairness in Discovery – Reed Smith – (Patricia Antezana)
  • Warrantless Phone Search Deemed Unconstitutional; Destroys State’s Murder Case – (IT-Lex)
  • We Produced Privileged Documents; Now What? (Andrew MacArthur)
  • Why Keyword Search Won’t Go Away – (Sheila Mackay)
  • You’ve GOT [No] Mail! – (eLessons Learned)
Reports and Resources
  • A Quick Event Look: Intermountain eDiscovery Conference 2012: Schedule, Speaker and Sponsor Guide – (@OrangeLT)
  • Big Data for Education: Data Mining, Data Analytics, and Web Dashboards (PDF) (Darrell West)
  • Digital Forensics XML and Standardization – (Kam Woods)
  • Navigating the Hazards of E-Discovery: Manual for Judges in State Courts (PDF) (IAALS)
  • Pew Survey – Privacy and Data Management on Mobile Devices – (Jan Lauren Boyles, Aaron Smith, Mary Madden)
  • Privacy Resources and Sites on the Internet – (Marcus Zillman)
  • Review of “Zubulake’s eDiscovery: The Untold Story of my Quest for Justice – (Mikki Tomlinson)
  • Techno-Risk: The Perils of Learning and Sharing Everything’ from a Criminal Info Sharing Perspective’ – (John Sliter)
  • The Rear View Mirror on Google+: 5 Top Stories From Last Week’s Unfiltered Orange eDiscovery Newsletter – (@OrangeLT)
Sight and Sound
  • Case in Point: “E-Discovery Trophy Room” (Tom Fishburne)
  • Predictive Policing and the Law | Legal Talk Network – (@LegalTalk)
  • Technology Assisted Review: Leveraging Advancements to Improve Efficiencies (Video) (Maura Grossman, Carmen Field)
Technology and Tactics
  • A Narrow View of ‘Authorized Access’ in the CFAA – (Elkan Abramowitz, Barry Bohrer)
  • A Two-Tiered Governance Structure for Records and Information Management (RIM) – Including ERM – (Susan Goodman)
  • An Information Approach to Trademarks (PDF) – Georgetown Law Journal – (Deven Desai)
  • Annual Associates Tech Survey Finds Focus on Fixes, Upgrades – (Elizabeth Dilts)
  • Barnes & Noble Loses in Court for Lack of Notice on Terms of Service – (Eric Johnson)
  • Bring Your Own Device’ to Work Carries Data Security Risks – (David Walton)
  • “BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) – Sample Policies” (Peter Vogel)
  • California Becomes First State to Take a More Balanced Approach to Social Media “Password Protection” – (Philip Gordon)
  • Considering the Cloud? Great Reasons to Adopt ERP Solutions on the Cloud – (Rashed Khan)
  • Copyright – Customs and Border Protection – Lego v Best-Lock – (Sue Ross)
  • Cyberlockers, File-Sharing, and Infringement in the Cloud – (Richard Raysman, Peter Brown)
  • Data-Driven Discovery Is Tech’s New Wave – (Steve Lohr)
  • Employers Must Consider Social Media Risks to Life and Limb, Not Just Pocketbook – (Andrew Hoffman)
  • G2G, Yo Quiero TB: Taco Bell Found Not Liable for Franchisee Text Message Campaign – (Jacob Michael Kaufman)
  • Google Apps Vault Now Available For New Customers – (Chris Crum)
  • How To Handle A Data Breach: 5 Tips For SMBs – (Kevin Casey)
  • Inside Exchange 2013 Part 2 – Roles – (Casper Manes)
  • Judge: Unfinished Legal Work Is Not Property (Not in New York, Anyway) – (Jennifer Smith)
  • More Frequent and Elaborate RFPs a Challenge for Outside Counsel – (Shannon Green)
  • New Federal Jury Instructions Aim to Deter Juror Use of Social Media – (Bob Ambrogi)
  • New Federal Jury Instructions on Social Media Include a “Rat Out” Command – (Sharon Nelson)
  • Ruminations On The Storage Market – (Chuck Hollis)
  • Suggestion for the ABA Blawg 100: Recognize eDiscovery Blogs – (Bob Ambrogi)
  • Survey Finds Consumers Avoid Apps That Gather Personal Information – (BLLAWG)
  • The Implications of Outlook 2013 Changing OST Cache Behavior – (Tony Redmond)
  • The Promise of Big Data in Public Safety and Justice – (Paul Wormeli)
  • Twitter Is Given a Deadline to Avoid Contempt Finding – (Christine Simmons)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
2012 eDiscovery Events

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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