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 26, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - September 26, 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 Ways to Manage ESI in Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes – (Cecilia Morgan)
  • A Judge’s Viewpoint: The Court vs. Government Regulators in an Investigation - (Amber Scorah)
  • A New Approach to eDiscovery Dispute Resolution - (Richard Herrmann, Vincent Poppiti, Kevin Brady)
  • Analysis of the Official Report on the 2011 TREC Legal Track – Part Three - (Ralph Losey)
  • Are Social Media Posts Discoverable? (Bruce Raymond)
  • Authentication of Website Evidence – Printouts of Web Pages - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Case Commentary: Breezeway Overseas Ltd & Another v UBS AG & Others [2012] - (Serena Lim)
  • Changes Coming in the Litigation and eDisclosure Landscape - (Chris Dale)
  • Court Shifts Costs to Putative Class Action Plaintiffs Prior to Class Certification – (Daryn Rush)
  • Criminal eDiscovery: 21st Century Paperless Trails (Part 5 of 5) (Daniel Garrie)
  • Curtail Rising eDiscovery Costs With Predictive Coding - (Peter Buckley)
  • Daubert Safeguards “Not as Essential” in Bench Trial – (Gregory Joseph)
  • Discoverability of Social Media: Two Similar Cases Reach Opposite Results – (Bob Ambrogi)
  • DPP’s Guidance on Social Media Prosecutions - (Keir Starmer)
  • Electronic Discovery in International Arbitration – Revisited (PDF) (Julie Bedard, Jonathan Frank)
  • eLessons Learned Talks Cybersecurity with ABA President Laurel Bellows - (Chris Borchert)
  • Ethical Guidance on ESI; Pennsylvania, Florida Update Procedural Rules (ABA) - (LexisNexis)
  • Exclusive Interview: Zubulake’s e-Discovery – A Twelve-Part Series (Part One) (Part Two) (Catherine Kiernan)
  • Facing Fines for Contempt, Twitter Produces Defendant’s Tweets - (K&L Gates)
  • Foreign Nationals Seeking Facebook Information - (Josh Gilliland)
  • GCs Must Consider the Obligation to Preserve Electronic Documents Maintained by Third Parties – (Martin O’Hara)
  • Getting It Right: Training And Certification In Predictive Coding - (Howard Sklar, Michael Potters)
  • Home Depot Can’t Rummage Through Ex-Employee’s Social Media Posts - (Sharon Nelson)
  • LEDES Adds Activity and Expense Codes for eDiscovery – (Evan Koblentz)
  • Making Keywords Work Smarter - (Jeff Fehrman)
  • Nude Photos: A Positive for Employers? (Michael Schmidt)
  • Proper Wildcard Searching: Why You Should Give a Dam* – (Doug Austin)
  • Radically Reinvent The Review Process - (George Kiersted)
  • Rambus ‘Shred Days’ Ruled Spoliation, $397M Judgment Reduced - (Jan Wolfe)
  • Reasonable Particularity And Social Network eDiscovery - (IT-Lex)
  • State Judge Imposes $300K Sanction On County For Hiding Emails In Police Brutality Case - (Robert Hilson)
  • The Machine Learning / Predictive Coding Silver Bullet – (Tim Leehealey)
  • The Price of Privilege: Protective Orders and eDiscovery Costs - (Elizabeth Iglesias, Claire O’Sullivan)
  • The World of eDiscovery is Expanding to Automobiles - (eLessons Learned)
  • Thompson v. Autoliv – Another Court Accepts Discoverability of Social Media - (Michael Fluhr)
  • “Trust Me, I Know What I’m Doing!” Court Outlines Perils of Self-Collection and Inadequate Keyword Searches – (Paul Saso)
  • U.S. Judge Finds Rambus Destroyed Evidence in Hynix Case - (Michael Erman)
  • What Lawyers Must Know About Technology Assisted Review - (Sandra Burch)
Reports and Resources
Sight and Sound
Technology and Tactics
  • 3 Steps for Compliance With the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Rule – (Alexandra Wrange)
  • An Interesting Framework For Information Governance - (Barry Murphy)
  • Big Data’s Human Component – Harvard Business Review - (Jim Stikeleather)
  • DOJ Is Prosecuting Customs Fraud Through Sarbanes-Oxley’s Obstruction of Justice Statute - (Michael Coursey)
  • Employer Social Media Policies, Cyber Security and Other Web Notes - (Kevin LaCroix)
  • EU Takes First Step Towards a European Version of the FCPA - (Adam Greaves)
  • Exchange 2013 Usability Changes Revealed - (Kurt Mackie)
  • Facebook Users Convinced Years-Old Private Messages Are Being Published On Timelines (But They’re Wrong) (Kashmir Hill)
  • Former Chief Of DOJ Fraud Unit Discusses Healthcare And FCPA Enforcement - (Hank Bond Walther)
  • Inside Exchange 2013, Part 5 – Hardware Requirements - (Casper Manes)
  • Commentary: Intelligent Technology the Only Solution for Too Much Data - (Eddie Sheehy)
  • In Clickwrap Data Pass Contract Dispute. Second Circuit Sacks Email Notice of Post-Transaction Terms – (Jeff Neuburger)
  • Iran Announces Plan To Launch Domestic Internet By March 2013 (And To Block Google Today) – (Anthony Ha)
  • Legal Project Management 2.0: The Pressure to Perform and the Mandate to Deliver - (Pam Woldow)
  • NLRB Invalidates Costco’s Social Media Policy - (Hunton Williams)
  • Personal Data Overhaul for EU citizens | Irish Examiner - (Ann Cahill)
  • Roadmap to Creating a Record Retention Policy - (David Potter)
  • Self-Defense: A Different Approach to Cloud Security - (John Barnes)
  • Seven Habits for Effective Information Lifecycle Governance - (Sean Doherty)
  • Study Reveals The Enormous Scale Of Cybercrime - (IT-Lex)
  • The National Labor Relations Board Sheds Useful Light on Key Social Media Policy Provisions - (Philip Gordon)
  • Twitter CEO: Soon, You Can Download All Your Tweets | CNET News - (Daniel Terdiman)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • ACC 2012 Annual Meeting – An Orange Legal Technologies Update – (@OrangeLT)
  • Apersee Refreshes eDiscovery Directory Services - (Evan Koblentz)
  • ArcMail: How Email Archiving Can Help Save Thousands on eDiscovery Costs - (Brian Crouch)
  • Autonomy Helps Enterprises Automate Policy Management with New Information Governance Solution – (PR Newswire)
  • BlackBag Technologies Launches Mac and iOS Forensics eLearning Program - (PR Web)
  • Capitol Digital Document Solutions Chooses CloudNineDiscovery as Technology Provider - (PR Web)
  • CDS Legal: Today’s E-Discovery, A Matter For Substantive Experts – (Garrett Bendel)
  • CommVault joins ACEDS as Affiliate Member - (Press Release)
  • Concept Searching Partners with Firstservis - (PR Web)
  • Concept Searching Partners with Kodak - (PR Web)
  • Considering eDiscovery Providers: Competencies, Attributes and Distribution Frameworks - (@ComplexD)
  • D6 Consulting Augments eDiscovery Services with iCONECT’s XERA Platform - (PR Web)
  • eDiscovery Acquisitions: Industry Consolidation Continues - (Doug Austin)
  • eDSG Global 250 Study: CIOs are Focused on Legal Hold and Collection of Evidence - (Charles Skamser)
  • Elijah Ltd. Expands National Capabilities in Florida, Texas and Wisconsin - (Press Release)
  • EVault Partners with ASBISC for Distribution to Eastern Europe and the Middle East - (Press Release)
  • Exterro Fusion(R) eDiscovery Software Platform Named as Trend-Setting Product for 2012 by KMWorld – (Marketwire)
  • First Advantage Litigation Consulting Expands German Operations - (@LegalIT)
  • GroupLogic Explains Symantec and CommVault Partnerships, Ahead of Acquisition by Acronis – (DCIG)
  • Guidance Software Celebrates 50,000 EnCase® Students - (Business Wire)
  • Informative Graphics Announces Brava Enterprise HTML5 Viewer - (PR Web)
  • Integreon Strengthens Legal Discovery Services Team with Appointment of Three Industry Veterans – (PR Web)
  • Iron Mountain Launches Unified Solution for Managing Paper and Digital Files Leveraging SharePoint – (Business Wire)
  • Ji2 Adds Business Development Manager - (PR Newswire)
  • KrollOntrack Improves Ontrack Inview, with Greater Search and Load File Speed, and More TAR Options – (Press Release)
  • Liquid Litigation Management: Trends In Legal Technology: An Ever-Evolving Toolkit - (Scott Pitman)
  • Meet the Crain’s Chicago Business Tech 50 (kCura) (Steve Hendershot, Jason McGregor)
  • National White Collar Crime Center Launches Certified Training for X1 Social Discovery - (John Patzakis)
  • New Jersey Legal Expands eDiscovery Services with Addition of iCONECT’s XERA - (PR Web)
  • New York Law Journal Names DiscoverReady Best Predictive Coding Solution in New York - (@LegalIT)
  • New Zealand Law Firm Seeks Firmwide Technology Solution, Partners with Thomson Reuters Elite – (@LegalIT)
  • Open-Source eDiscovery Foundation Emerging - (Evan Koblentz)
  • OpenText Named a Leader in Multichannel Capture by Independent Research Firm - (PR Newswire)
  • Proofpoint Announces Targeted, Content Collection Solution (Extends eDiscovery / Legal Hold) (Press Release)
  • Rand Secure Archive to Provide Data Archiving and Retrieval Needs for CME Group - (Business Wire)
  • Rand Secure Archive Implements Hosted Archiving Solution for Ampersand Capital Partners - (Business Wire)
  • Recommind:  Evidence Mounting In The Case For Predictive Coding - (Bill Tolson)
  • RSD Showcases New Version of RSD GLASS® at ARMA International’s 57th Conference & Expo – (PR Web)
  • SFL Data Achieves Relativity Best in Service Recognition for Technical, Customer Service Expertise - (PR Web)
  • Tarrant County Selects Actiance to Support Growth of Social Business - (Press Release)
  • Thomson Reuters Adds PDF Output to E-Transcript Manager – (Evan Koblentz)
  • What’s New with Summation – (Video) (Access Data)
  • ZL Announces API to Tap Into Unstructured Big Data - (Marketwire)
2012 eDiscovery Events
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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