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 19, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - September 19, 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
  • Actos Litigation Uses Predictive Coding Technology to Sort Documents (Linda Grayling)
  • Analysis of the Official Report on the 2011 TREC Legal Track – Part Two - (Ralph Losey)
  • Before Pointing Finger for Spoliation Sanctions, Make Sure You Have Bad Faith Evidence Back Up – (Suzanne Janusz)
  • Between A Rock and Hard Place: Twitter’s Back Now Against The Wall In Harris Case - (Paul Saso)
  • BYOD: Opening a Can of Worms for eDiscovery - (Linda Sharp)
  • California Electronic Discovery Act: Part Two - (Peter Bauman)
  • Case Summary; Nat’l Day Laborer Org; 2nd Cir.; Adequacy of Searches under FOIA – (Roland Bernier)
  • Compliance with Electronic Discovery Requirements Is Crucial - (Dannis Woliver Kelley)
  • Court Finds Broad Social Media Requests Fail to Uphold “Reasonable Particularity” Requirement – (K&L Gates)
  • Courts Set the Bar for Social Media Discovery - (Jason Krause)
  • Corporate Counsel Question the eDiscovery Competence of their Outside Firms - (Bob Ambrogi)
  • Craig Ball on Special Masters in eDiscovery - (Sharon Nelson)
  • Data Center Woes Spur eDiscovery Growth - (Stephanie Hoffman)
  • Do You Really Meet And Confer? (RVM)
  • eDiscovery: 2nd Circuit Creates Some Breathing Room on Litigation Holds - (David Reif)
  • eDiscovery Best Practices: Quality Control, Making Sure the Numbers Add Up – (Doug Austin)
  • eDiscovery Best Practices: Quality Control, It’s a Numbers Game - (Doug Austin)
  • Eighth Circuit Reserves on Question Whether Spoliation Sanctions Are Ever Appropriate in Criminal Case – (Gregory Joseph)
  • eMails Costly to Samsung in Apple’s $1 Billion Jury Verdict - (Peter Vogel)
  • Forensically Examining A Lawyer’s Computer - (Josh Gilliland)
  • Google’s Failed Privilege Screen - (Sanjay Manocha)
  • Judge Scheindlin Sets Legal Precedent for eDiscovery Under FOIA - (Anna Biblowitz)
  • How to Proactively Control eDiscovery Costs - (Patrick Gaas, Tiffany Harrod)
  • Identifying Key Players in the Enterprise eDiscovery Buying Cycle - (Charles Skamser)
  • Implications of Appointing Electronic Discovery Special Masters - (RVM)
  • Inadvertent Production Results in Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege as to 347 Email Pages - Gates)
  • Issues and Struggles: Three Recent Social Media and eDiscovery Related Cases - (Venkat Balasubramani)
  • IT Plays An Ascending Role in eDiscovery - (Caron Carlson)
  • Knowing eDiscovery Rules Saves Doctors Time and Money - (Alicia Gallegos)
  • Lesson of the Day: Discretion is the Better Part of eDiscovery - (Gerard Britton)
  • Litigation: Predictive Coding’s Grand Debut - (Jay Conlin, Andrew Pieper)
  • Official Government Website Evidence Is Admissible in New York State – (Gregory Joseph)
  • Rethinking Protective Orders in Patent Cases - (Elizabeth Iglesias, Claire O’Sullivan)
  • Search Terms for Audio: Iterate Your Way to Success | AudioDiscovery - (Jeff Schlueter)
  • Signs Of Information Governance Maturity? (Barry Murphy)
  • Social Media – It’s Sort of Discoverable, Right? (Dennis Kiker)
  • States Enacting Rules on Use of Electronic Data in Medical Liability Cases – (IHealthBeat)
  • Technology Review: A FrameWork for Managing People, Technology and Processes - (Lynn Frances)
  • Tips for Identifying and Preserving ESI – (James Bernard, Michael Quartararo, Jason Vinokur)
  • Twitter Contempt Sanctions Increase Need for Social Media Governance Plan - (Philip Favro)
  • Twitter Deserves Continuing Credit for Defending Privacy in Harris v. N.Y. (Eric Johnson)
  • Twitter Turns Over Wall Street Protester Posts Under Seal - (Tiffany Katy)
  • Under the Bonnet of Control Risks eDiscovery Engine - (Joanna Goodman)
  • “We are in the World of eDiscovery 2.0… Now What?” (Cat Casey)
  • What Google Can Teach You about Effective eDiscovery Search - (Bob Ambrogi)
Reports and Resources
  • Adding Certain eDiscovery Related Costs to the List of Taxable Costs in 28 U.S.C. § 1920 (PDF) (Anthony Mendenhall)
  • Intermountain eDiscovery Conference Speaker Notes – Consolidated (From “Craig To Craigslist”) - (@OrangeLT)
  • Senior Citizens and Digital Technology | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project - (Lee Rainie)
  • Social Media Case Law Update - (John Patzakis)
  • Symantec’s 2012 State of the Data Center Survey Reveals Increasing IT Complexity - (Press Release)
  • The Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare - (Michael Schmitt)
Sight and Sound
  • Case in Point for Monday, September 17th, “Trial by Fire” (Tom Fishburne)
  • eDiscovery Review Strategies - (Josh Gilliland)
  • IEDC 2012 and Pinterest: On The Trail Of Electronic Bread Crumbs in Investigations - (Sharon Nelson, John Simek)
  • IEDC 2012 and Pinterest: From Technology Assisted Review To Twitter: What Clients, Law Firms and Vendors Need to Know - (David Horrigan)
  • “Productions” Episode 2: Seal Team Six (Video) (IT-Lex)
  • The Development of BYOD - (InfoGraphic)
Technology and Tactics
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • 17a-4 llc Announces Phyllis L. Elin Joins Firm to Expand Information Governance Services – (PR Web)
  • AccessData Releases Mobile Phone Examiner Plus 5.0 - (Business Wire)
  • ALM Acquires Silicon Valley’s RivalEdge - (Monica Bay)
  • Applied Discovery to Deliver Legal Hold Services - (Marketwire)
  • Belkasoft Releases v.5.0 Featuring Blackberry Backup Analysis – (Announcement)
  • BIA Beefs Up Legal Hold for Enterprises – (Evan Koblentz)
  • Catalyst Honors Asia eDiscovery Specialist Ji2 as ‘Summit Partner’ - (PR Newswire)
  • D4 Broadens Relationship with AccessData by Becoming a Summation Pro Hosting Partner - (Press Release)
  • Daegis No Longer Faces Delisting - (Sacramento Business Journal)
  • Digital Technology Leadership Series – Andrew Sieja | Built In Chicago - (Adam Calica)
  • DTI Expands Document Review and Legal Staffing Capabilities through Providus Acquisition – (Press Announcement)
  • eDiscovery Industry M&A Activities Over The Past 10 Years - (Brad Jenkins)
  • eDiscovery Trade Shows – What Do We Really Learn? (David Speringo)
  • Excel Micro Announces Partnership With Sonian – (PR Web)
  • Firmex Announces Major Product Upgrade Set to Redefine Virtual Data Room Expectations – (PR Web)
  • Global Legal Discovery Signs Elite Partner Agreement With AccessData - (@LegalIT)
  • Guidance Software Debuts First Touch Screen, Modular Forensic Imager - (Business Wire)
  • Guidance Software, EMC unit to Collaborate on Cyber Security Offerings – (Yahoo Finance!)
  • How to Properly Prepare for a Meet-and-Confer Session | Xerox eDiscovery Talk - (Serena McNally)
  • iDiscovery Solutions Offers New In-House Educational Programs on e-Discovery and Data Management – (Press Release)
  • ILTA12: eDiscovery Trends - (Katey Wood)
  • InterLegis Announces Free Standalone Early Case Assessment Module - (Press Release)
  • KrollOntrack Develops Granular Restore Capabilities for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) - (Business Wire)
  • Mark Michels Joins Deloitte Financial Advisory Services - (Monica Bay)
  • MarketCounsel Sells MailBanc Messaging Unit to Global Relay – (John Sullivan)
  • Never Forget Where You Came From (And What You Sat On) (David Zax)
  • Nexidia Announces General Availability of Next-Generation Interaction Analytics Software - (Press Release)
  • Online Storage Startup SkyDox Buys WorkShare - (Evan Koblentz)
  • OrcaTec Announces Another Search Patent Usable in eDiscovery - (PR Web)
  • Passware Makes Windows Computers Accessible to Law Enforcement Exposing Login Passwords in Minutes – (PR Newswire)
  • Peak Forensics, LLC Announces Grand Opening In Phoenix, Arizona - (PR Newswire)
  • Recommind’s Enterprise Roots - (Christine Taylor)
  • RegEd Announces Agreement To Acquire Arkovi - (Announcement)
  • RSA and Guidance Software to Collaborate On Automated Cyber Security Incident Response - (Business Wire)
  • “Southend-on-Sea Uses ArchiveOne® to Optimise 2,300 Staff Mailboxes” (Press Release)
  • Talent and Technology: Complete Managed Review From OrangeLT™ - (@OrangeLT)
  • The Recorder Names DiscoverReady Best Predictive Coding Solution in California - (Press Release)
2012 eDiscovery Events
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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