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, October 3, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - October 3, 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
  • 2nd Circuit Rejects Bright-Line Test for Failure to Issue Hold Notice – (Vivian Maese, Ben Barnett, Lindsey Stelcen)
  • ABA Provides Ethical Guidance on ESI; Pennsylvania, Florida Update Procedural Rules – (LexisNexis)
  • Always Explain “Why” to the Judge – (Josh Gilliland)
  • Big Data Boosters, EDD Practitioners Girding for Battle – (Barclay Blair)
  • California Electronic Discovery Act: Part Four – (Peter Bauman)
  • Computers vs. Humans? Putting the TREC 2009 Study in Perspective – (Steve Green, Mark Yacano)
  • Counsel’s Top Predictive Coding Concerns; Part 3 – Fear of Inadvertent Productions – (Bill Tolson)
  • Courts Agree: It’s Easy to Waive Your Attorney-Client Privilege – (Jason Krause)
  • eDiscovery: Corporate Defendants Strike Back – (Joseph Fogel, Todd Ohlms)
  • eDiscovery Origins: Zubulake Interview Series – (eLessons Learned)
  • Every Good Document Review Starts With Human Expertise – (Howard Reissner, Ian Hochman)
  • Home Depot’s “Extremely Broad” Request for Social Media Posts Denied – (Doug Austin)
  • Hot Topics and Recurring Issues In Recent eDiscovery Case Law - (James Bernard, Michael Quartararo, Jason Vinokur)
  • In-Place eDiscovery and In-Place Hold in the New Exchange – Part I – (Bharat Suneja)
  • In-Place eDiscovery and In-Place Hold in the New Exchange – Part II – (Bhrat Suneja)
  • Judge Whyte Applies Revised Preservation Standard On Remand, Joins Other Courts In Finding Rambus Spoliated Evidence – (John Horan)
  • Kleen Products Ruling Confirms Significance of Cooperation and Proportionality in eDiscovery – (Philip Favro)
  • Mobile Messaging and Electronic Discovery: Part 1 of 4 – (Daniel Garrie)
  • On Remand, Court Finds Rambus Committed Spoliation, Will Adjust Royalty Rate as Sanction – (K&L Gates)
  • Plaintiff Not a Pirate: Joint Venture Co. Downloads Files from Defendant’s Server After Dissolution (Jennifer Connelly)
  • Plaintiffs Should Pay for Extensive Discovery Prior to Class Certification – eDiscovery Case Law – (Doug Austin)
  • Predictive Coding: Time, Cost and Accuracy in eDiscovery: Discussion with Howard Sklar – (Lauren Everhart)
  • Preparing for Data Collection in Internal Investigations – (Michael Volkov)
  • Spoliation: Adverse Inference Requires Bad Faith, Not Malice – Negligence, Recklessness Insufficient – (Gregory Joseph)
  • The Basics of Defensible Deletion – What Every GC Needs to Know About E-mail – (Peter Buckley)
  • The Many Lives of Laura Zubulake – (Alitia Faccone)
  • Rambus ‘Shred Days’ Ruled Spoliation, $397M Judgment Reduced – (Jan Wolfe)
  • Document Retention Policy Determines Outcome of DRAM Chip Litigation – (Philip Favro)
  • Two Big States, Many Big Differences in Discovery Rules – (Matt Miller)
  • When Does eDiscovery Cross into the Realm of Undue Burden? (Rachel Teisch)
Reports and Resources
  • Announcing, a New Website of Best Practices For Attorneys – (Ralph Losey)
  • Cloud Maturity Study Reveals the Top 10 Issues Eroding Cloud Confidence – (Press Release)
  • DHS Privacy Policy for Operational Use of Social Media – (Sabrina Pacifici)
  • LTN – Digital Edition for October 2012 – (Law Technology News)
  • Notable Cases and Events in eDiscovery (October 2012) PDF – (Sidley Austin)
Sight and Sound
Technology and Tactics
  • $29.99 vs. $10k Max. Statutory Penalties Imposed to Deter Illegal Access to Satellite Television – (Catherine Kiernan)
  • Acquire and Administer Immediately: Legal Hold and Remote Collection – (@OrangeLT)
  • Big Data Squeezes Legacy IT Spending: IDC – (Kevin Fogarty)
  • Business Critical Applications Changing the Requirements of Tomorrow’s Private Clouds – (Jerome Wendt)
  • California Moves to Protect Privacy of Social Media Accounts – (Michael Epshteyn)
  • Compliance With Both Antibribery and New Data Privacy Regulations - (Erika Brown Lee, Elaine Lawson)
  • Defending Big Data – (Monica Bay)
  • FTC Clarifies “Investment Only” Exception to HSR Reportability – (Crowell & Moring)
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant for ECM 2012: What to Expect? (Hemant Prasad)
  • HBR Consulting Survey Shows Law Department Spending Is Up – (Monica Bay)
  • Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner Publishes Revised Guidance on Collection of Fingerprints – (Gabriela Kennedy)
  • Lawyers Slow To Warm Up To The Cloud – (IT-Lex)
  • Lessons For Every Company From The TYCO FCPA Settlement – Export Compliance Matters (Doreen Edelman)
  • Microsoft Bakes Data Protection into Exchange Server – (Tony Bradley)
  • Negotiating Software Contracts for Enterprise Resource Planning – (Peter Vogel)
  • Practical Pointers Following Recent Decision On Investigation Confidentiality – (Ellen Rosen Rogoff)
  • Portugal: File-Sharing For Personal-Use Is Legal – (IT-Lex)
  • Right To Be Forgotten and Data Security – (Winston Maxwell)
  • State Tort and CFAA Claims Survive Motion to Dismiss In Ohio Employee Cyberhacking Case – (Brian Hall)
  • The CIO Survey: Big Data Is Hotter Than You Might Think – (Chuck Hollis)
  • Third-Party Intermediaries: Managing Global Corruption Risk - (Marc Miller)
  • Tyco to Pay $26 Million to Resolve FCPA Allegations – (C.M. Matthews)
  • What Is A New gTLD And Why You Should Care: A gTLD Primer For Brand Owners – (Andrea Calvaruso, Nancy Lutz)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • A Defensible, Secure And Fixed-Cost Managed Review Solution – (John Thatcher)
  • ACC 2012 Annual Meeting – Meet Orange Legal Technologies (Booth 422) – (@OrangeLT)
  • AccessData Releases Summation 4.1 and AD eDiscovery 4.0 – (Business Wire)
  • Alicia Den Beste Joins Epiq Systems as Senior Director, Business Development – (Press Release)
  • Applied Discovery Showcases Predictive Coding at ACC Annual Meeting – (Marketwire)
  • Bridgeway Rolls Out New Law Department Maturity Model – (Press Release)
  • CDS Legal Appoints Nicole Gable as Director of Business Development for the Chicago Office – (Press Release)
  • D4 Deepens Service Offerings with the Addition of a Cloud-based Document Repository Solution – (PR Web)
  • Drinker Biddle Forms an eDiscovery Subsidiary – (Gina Passarella)
  • EnCase eDiscovery v5 Empowers Legal Departments with Comprehensive eDiscovery Process Oversight – (Business Wire)
  • E-Discovery Services Company Further Expands New York City Presence – (PR Web)
  • Enterprise Vault 10.0.2 Brings Archiving Enhancements to SharePoint, Exchange and Clearwell eDiscovery – (Symantec)
  • Exterro Expands Integrations With Enterprise IT Systems to Unify Management of eDiscovery – (Marketwire)
  • FTI Consulting Boosts Team of Anti-Corruption and Compliance Experts in Europe – (Press Release)
  • Guidance Software Announces EnCase eDiscovery 5.0 – (Evan Koblentz)
  • HP Using Autonomy IDOL To Supercharge Document Management – (Kevin McLaughlin)
  • Integreon Adds Staffing Service for On Location Document Review – (PR Web)
  • KPMG Announces Discovery Radar® Updates With Enhanced Concept Clustering, Filtering And Review – (PR Newswire)
  • KrollOntrack Closing Three Review Centers – (Evan Koblentz)
  • Kroll Ontrack Study Reveals Nearly 50% Organizations Experienced E-Mail and Doc Data Loss in Past Year (Business Wire)
  • Legacy Backup Tape Remediation Chalk Talk (Video) – (Index Engines)
  • Logikcull: Test Driving a New E-Discovery Tool – and Liking It! (Sharon Nelson)
  • MerlinCryption Announces Encrypted Authentication For Protecting The Legal Industry – (PR Web)
  • Modus Offers EarlyInsight to Categorize Litigation Data – (Michael Roach)
  • New Data Sources Drive Innovative eDiscovery Forensics (Millnet) – (Chris Dale)
  • NightOwl Adds Legal Hold System to Managed Services Offering – (Press Release)
  • “Redact This” –  New Tool For Reliable Redaction (Fios) – (Don Whitehead, Samantha Green)
  • Quality Alliance Document Solutions Chooses CloudNine Discovery as Technology Provider – (PR Web)
  • RenewData Appoints Tom Shambo as Senior Vice President and Rich Cohen as Vice Chairman – (Press Release)
  • RenewData Enhances Its Review Acceleration Suite with the Addition of Clearwell – (Press Release)
  • Selecting eDiscovery Providers: Deconstructing the Nightmare – (Sharon Nelson)
  • SFL Data Offers Equivio Zoom for Technology-Assisted Review to Corporate, Law Firm Clients – (PR Web)
  • Smarsh Recognized as “Top Player” In Cloud Information Archiving by Analyst Research Firm – (Press Release)
  • Symantec to Webcast Quarterly Earnings Call – (Press Release)
  • UBS Gains New Global eDiscovery Leader – (Compliance Week)
2012 eDiscovery Events
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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