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).

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - October 10, 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
  • Are They Trying to Screw Me?  Ball In Your Court - (Craig Ball)
  • Attorneys Admonished by Judge Nolan Not to “Confuse Advocacy with Adversarial Conduct” - (Ralph Losey)
  • Bellwether Trial on Horizon for Porn File-Sharing Suits - (Saranac Hale Spencer)
  • Brazil: A New Frontier in eDiscovery - (Philip Favro)
  • Companies Should Keep Emails For Six years Or More In Case Of Litigation - (Pinsent Masons)
  • Cyberattack Case Could Test Limits on Electronic Searches - (Vanessa Blum)
  • Defensible Disposal Means Never Being Accused Of Spoliation For Hosting “Shred Days” - (Bill Tolson)
  • eDiscovery: 4 Important Lessons From The Restaurant Business - (David Reif)
  • eDiscovery by the Numbers - (Chuck Kellner)
  • Exploring Two Effective Approaches to Technology-Assisted Review - (Hope Swancy-Haslam)
  • Five 5 Steps for Selecting a Law Firm with eDiscovery Capabilities - (Todd Olms, Joseph Fogel)
  • For Spoliation, Court Holds Defendant in Contempt, Orders $600K to Plaintiff, $25K to Court - (K&L Gates)
  • Homo Electronicus - (Craig Ball)
  • Hot Topics and Recurring Issues In Recent eDiscovery Case Law – (James Bernard, Michael Quartararo, Jason Vinokur)
  • Inadvertent Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege in N.Y. Courts - (Michael Hutter)
  • ITC Proposes New Discovery Rules - (Joe Palazzolo)
  • Mobile Messaging and Electronic Discovery: Part 1 of 4 - (Daniel Garrie)
  • NLRB Agrees that Employee’s Facebook Post Is Unprotected, But Employer’s Courtesy Policy Is Unlawful – (Grant Collins)
  • Proximity Searches Can Be the Right Balance of Recall and Precision – eDiscovery Best Practices – (Doug Austin)
  • SCOTUS Declines to Weigh In on the Taxation of eDiscovery Costs - (Carey Busen)
  • The 7 Deadly Sins of Information Governance - (Devin Krugly)
  • The Great Early Assessment Convergence - (Bob Krantz)
  • The Need for Electronic Discovery Education - (Samantha Green)
  • U.S. International Trade Commission Reveals New Rules to Curb eDiscovery Costs in IP Lawsuits – (Project Counsel)
  • Want to be an eDiscovery Project Manager? Roll Up Your Sleeves - (Doug Austin)
  • Wisconsin Lawyer Highlights America Invents Act, E-Discovery Costs, and Attorney Fees - (State Bar of Wisconsin)
Reports and Resources
  • eDiscovery Analysts Preview Software Comparison Service - (Evan Koblentz)
  • National Archives Joins Federal Agencies to Launch New Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Online System – (NARA)
  • Statistics Resources and Big Data on the Internet - (Marcus Zillman)
  • Ten Years of eDiscovery Mergers, Acquisitions and Investments (10.5.12 Update) - (@ComplexD)
  • Users Want ‘Do Not Track’ to Stop Data Collection On Online Activities (PDF) - (Chris Hoofnagle, Jennifer Urban, Su Li)
Sight and Sound
Technology and Tactics
  • 3 Simple (but Drastic) Steps to Enhance Security - (Maria Korolov)
  • California Adds Affirmative Defense to Medical Privacy Law - (Michael Epshteyn)
  • Cybercrime Costs Jumped 6 Percent in 2012 - (Robert Lemos)
  • Discovering Social Media? The Perceived Value of Tweets - (Paul Andre, Micheal Bernstein, Kurt Luther)
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant for ECM 2012: What to Expect? - (Hemant Prasad)
  • HBR Consulting Survey Shows Law Department Spending Is Up - (Monica Bay)
  • HIPAA Compliance: $1.5M Fine After Provider’s Stolen Laptop Report Led to Full OCR Investigation – (Linda Terner)
  • Password Demand Laws – A Fallen Tree In An Empty Forest - (Michael Schmidt)
  • Preemptive Strikes Against a Competitor’s Patent Application Preissuance Submissions by Third Parties – (Martin Miller)
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Marks a Decade of Disclosure - (Catherine Dunn)
  • Social Media Login and Password Discovery Requests: Useful Tools or Invasions of Privacy? (Katie Beran)
  • The 5 Stages Of The NLRB’s Social Media Stance - (Michael Schmidt)
  • The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) - (@NSTICNPO)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • Applied Discovery Replaces CEO - (Evan Koblentz)
  • AXS-One Simplifies Archiving With New Search, Configuration and Usability Capabilities - Wire)
  • Beta Release of eDiscoveryMatrix: Comprehensive Industry Resource for eDiscovery Provider Information – (Marketwire)
  • BlueStar Case Solutions Delivers Defensible ESI Collections of Cloud-Based and Remotely Located Data – (PR Web)
  • C2C Hires Industry Veteran Rich Turner for New Executive Position – (@LegalIT)
  • Chiliad Simplifies BigData Search - (Jeff Bertolucci)
  • Daegis Adds to Executive Team With Appointment of Anita Engles as VP of Product Marketing – (Business Wire)
  • dtSearch 7.70 Range Now Shipping - (dtSearch)
  • e-Stet Named One of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies - (PR Web)
  • First Advantage Litigation Consulting Announces Expansion of New York Review Center - (@LegalIT)
  • GGO Celebrates 10 Years of e-Discovery Service - (Press Release)
  • Haynes and Boone, LLP Selects XERA® for In-House eDiscovery Review - (PR Web)
  • Infolinx™ WEB and Microsoft SharePoint® Integrated to Provide Enterprise Records Management Solution  - (PR Web)
  • Introduction to #eDiscovery Integration and Data Transfer Risk - (@OrangeLT)
  • Mimecast: Email Regulation Issues Leaving Businesses Confused - (Business Wire)
  • Mitratech Appoints Jason Parkman Chief Operating Officer – (Press Release)
  • Nextpoint(.com) 2.0 – Trial & eDiscovery Software, Social Media Archiving - (Jason Krause)
  • Nextpoint Introduces Privilege Protect to Prevent Inadvertent Production of Privileged Materials – (PR Web)
  • Nuix Adds Enterprise Data Collection App - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Nuix Release to Simplify Collection of Large Data Sets - (Business Wire)
  • Octane Version 4.5 Enhancing eDiscovery Workflow - (Press Release)
  • Pinpoint Labs Releases SafeCopy 3 - (@LegalIT)
  • Recommind Publishes Predictive Coding Guide - (Cynthia Murrell)
  • Rimkus Analytics, LLC Adds Two New Services to Digital Forensics Division - (Business Wire)
  • The Hanover Insurance Group Deploys Exterro Fusion to Advance and Unify End-to-End eDiscovery Systems – (Press Release)
  • TransPerfect Buys Digital Reef for Early Case Assessment -  (Evan Koblentz)
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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