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 17, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - October 17, 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.

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eDiscovery News
Content and Considerations
  • Are You Requesting the Best Production Format for Your Case? – eDiscovery Best Practices - (Doug Austin)
  • Be Concrete! Court Requires Specificity for eDiscovery in Ford’s Contaminated Concrete Case – (eLessons Learned)
  • Concluding Litigation Hold and Document Retention Policies are “Clearly Unacceptable,” Court Allows Depositions to Determine if Spoliation Occurred - (K&L Gates)
  • Court Focuses on Cooperation & Proportionality to Resolve Discovery Disputes - (K&L Gates)
  • Court Orders Monetary Sanctions of $625K For Defendant’s Spoliation of Evidence – (Michael Hamilton)
  • Defendant Appeals Sanctions, Only to See Sanction Amount Raised on Appeal - (Doug Austin)
  • Does Your CAR (Computer Assisted Review) Have a Full Tank of Gas? - (Ralph Losey)
  • eDiscovery: Collect Metadata to Avoid ESI Headaches - (Gregory Schodde)
  • eDiscovery Education? Yes! eDiscovery Certification? Maybe… (Barry Murphy)
  • eDiscovery: Four Important Lessons From The Restaurant Business - (David Reif)
  • Electronic Discovery and Evidence: Explanation of Mobile Device Location Data -
  • E-Mails, Law Firm Billing Records Paint Sordid Picture of Eaton Corp. Attempt to Corrupt Justice – (Robert Hilson)
  • Federal Judge to Be Keeper of Disputed Data in PayPal Hacking Case - (Vanessa Blum)
  • Five Steps for Selecting a Law Firm with eDiscovery Capabilities - (Todd Olms, Joseph Fogel)
  • IRS Tries (Again) on eDiscovery | Discovery Advocate - (Stuart Bassin, Gil Ketelas)
  • How Can Advanced Redaction Tools Help Parties Better Meet Cross-Border Privacy Requirements? (Rachel Teisch)
  • How to Keep “Big Data” From Turning into “Bad Data” Resulting in eDiscovery and InfoGovernance Risks – (Dean Gonsowski)
  • Info Governance Model Expands Privacy, Security Roles - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Keep Your Social Media Discovery Targeted! (Jennifer Walrath)
  • Legal Precedents Put Computer Assisted eDiscovery on Course to Broader Enterprise Acceptance – (Charles Skamser)
  • Lyrics Website Fined $6.6m For Copyright Infringement - (@ITLexOrg)
  • Mobile Messaging and Electronic Discovery: Part 2 of 4 - (Daniel Garrie)
  • No Fishing Expeditions Allowed When It Comes to Discovery of Social Media – eDiscovery Law Alert – (Mara Zazzali-Hogan)
  • Predictive Coding – From the Outside In…  - (Drew Lewis)
  • Quick Bytes: New Cases Addressing The Discovery Of Social Networking - (Michael Schmidt)
  • Reading Someone’s Webmail Not A Violation of Stored Communications Act - (Graham Martin)
  • Reforming eDiscovery with a Bang - (Gabriela Baron)
  • Responsible Data Citizens Embrace Old World Archiving With New Data Sources - (Allison Walton)
  • SCOTUS Declines to Weigh In on the Taxation of eDiscovery Costs - (Carey Busen)
  • “‘Siri®, How Much Discoverable ESI is on My Smartphone?’” (@LexisNexis)
  • Spoliation: Negligence Suffices for, But Does Not Require, Adverse Inference in Sixth Circuit - (Gregory Joseph)
  • The Email Pyramid - (Mark Mandel)
  • The Use of Illegally Obtained Evidence - (Joel Cohen)
  • Technology-Assisted Review: Four Key Questions - (Joe Garber)
  • Who Owns Social Media Accounts? (Jeffrey Gross)
  • Who Owns Wiki Content? (Peter Vogel)
Reports and Resources
  • A Corporate End-User’s Handbook for Dodd-Frank Title VII Compliance - (Noam Noked)
  • eDJ Group Releases Ground-Breaking Report on Social Media in eDiscovery - (@LegalIT)
  • Executive Alert: eDiscovery and Technology Newsletter - (Baker Hostetler)
  • Identifying Threats to Digital Preservation: The SPOT Model for Risk Assessment (Sally Vermaaten, Brian Lavoie, Priscilla Caplan)
  • Networked and Hyperconnected: The New Social (And Work) Operating System | Pew Research - (Lee Rainie)
  • The eDiscovery Rear View Mirror on Google+: 5 Top Stories From Last Week’s Unfiltered Orange Newsletter – (@OrangeLT)
  • The ‘Audience Targeting’ Test for Personal Jurisdiction in Internet Defamation Cases (PDF) - (Sarah Ludington)
  • The Radicati Group Releases “eDiscovery Market, 2012-2016″ - (Marketwire)
Sight and Sound
  • #ACCAM12 - At A Glance | In-house Access - (@ACCInHouse)
  • A Pinteresting Look At eDiscovery? (@OrangeLT)
  • At the Very Least, Lawyers Better Understand the Basics of Social Media – Budget CLO Jason Romrell – (@LXBN)
  • Case in Point: “Bring Your Own Device” - (Tom Fishburne)
  • Craig Ball on Special Masters in eDiscovery - (@SharonNelsonEsq)
  • Dropbox is Excellent Tool for Legal Collaboration, Google Alerts for Staying Up-To-Date - (Colin O’Keefe, David Keller)
Technology and Tactics
  • Analyzing Civil Claims Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) (Richard Rayman, Peter Brown)
  • As U.S. Waits for FCPA Guidance, UK Bribery Act Gets an Update – (Catherine Dunn)
  • Browser Tools Can Help Block Tracking by Social Networks - (Somini Sengupta)
  • Canadian CRTC Issues Compliance and Enforcement Information Bulletins - (Mark Hayes)
  • Could Your Law Firm Seize Your LinkedIn Account? (Kevin O’Keefe)
  • Data Protection Reforms: Privacy Body Seeks Changes To The Definition Of Personal Data - (Pinsent Masons)
  • Discharge Over Facebook Posting Lawful - (Adam Santucci)
  • Emerging Cyber-Security Threats and Implications for the Private Sector - (Sophia Bekele)
  • Employers Can No Longer Require Access To Your Social Media Accounts - (Walther Haines)
  • EPIC – FBI Exempts Massive Database from Privacy Act Protections - (Sabrina Pacifici)
  • EU Data Law Could Hamper International Arrests - (Claire Davenport)
  • Gartner Spells Out Magic Behind Quadrants - (Simon Sharwood)
  • How to Wipe Company Data on Employees’ Mobile Devices while Leaving Personal Data Alone - (Joshua Konkle)
  • IBM’s New Privacy Chief Calls Data Privacy ’Cornerstone of Trust’ - (Catherine Dunn)
  • Is An Email Contract Binding? (@FredAbramson)
  • Law Firm Strategic Planning Still Driven by Managing Partners According to ALM Survey - (@LegalIT)
  • LinkedIn Endorsements: What Should You Do? (Sarah Carter)
  • Managing Mobile Risk - (Sean Martin)
  • Microsoft Re-releases RUs for Exchange 2007 and 2010 - (Casper Manes)
  • Preemptive Strikes Against a Competitor’s Patent Application Preissuance Submissions (Part 2 of 2) (Martin Miller)
  • Social Media Carries Regulatory Risk - (Taylor Provost)
  • Social Media Upending Privacy in Real World - (Nick Bilton)
  • The “E’s” of Predictive Coding – Part One - (Karl Schieneman)
  • The High Costs of Manual Incident Response - (Anthony DiBello)
  • The Real Reason Walmart’s Social Media Policy Survived and Costco’s Didn’t (Hint: It’s Not “Defamation”) (Brian Wassom)
  • Using Search Analytics To See Into Gartner’s $232B BigData Forecast – (Louis Columbus)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • Addition of Legal Tech Veteran Scott Woodworth Enhances OrangeLT™ eDiscovery Reach and Expertise - (@OrangeLT)
  • Aderant CRM4Legal 2011 Version 5.1 – Substantial Marketing and Business Development Enhancements – (Press Release)
  • Analysis: Transperfect Acquires Digital Reef - (Barry Murphy)
  • Arsenal Recon Launches Revolutionary Computer Forensics Solution - (Marketwire)
  • Australian Startup Offers eDiscovery for SMEs - (Image and Data Manager)
  • C2C Maximizes eMail Archiving Flexibility and Control With Support for the Hybrid Cloud – (Marketwire)
  • Catalyst Releases High-Fidelity, Tokenized Predictive Coding Services to Japanese Market – (Marketwire)
  • CommVault Integrates Modern Data Management for Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V and Windows Azure – (Press Release)
  • Copy Secure Inc. Chooses Level Review 3.0 to Level the eDiscovery Playing Field in Philadelphia – (Business Wire)
  • Daegis Releasing Predictive Coding Feature - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Dickstein Shapiro Launches ESI Predict; New E-discovery Tool Significantly Reduces Costs - (Press Release)
  • Elluma Discovery: Computer Forensic Analyst Sherry Katz Helps Clear California Political Consultant of Charges - (Eric Robi)
  • Endeca Competitor Attivio Raises $34M in First Outside Investment – Boston Business Journal – (Kyle Alspach)
  • eTERA Consulting Announces Formal Launch of Partner Program - (PR Web)
  • From CAR to TAR with Backstop through ZyLAB: 20+ “Technology Assisted Review” Providers - (@ComplexD)
  • FTI Consulting Bolsters Health Solutions Team - (PR Newswire)
  • Guidance Software Releases EnCase® Forensic v7.05 - (Business Wire)
  • Hanzo Archives: Financial Services Web Archiving: The Growing Need - (Jim Donahue)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills Installs Relativity in Their Australian Offices - (Press Release)
  • IBM Q3 Earnings - (Mathew Boesler)
  • iCONECT and EMC (@Kazeon) Create Seamless Workflow Integration - (PR Web)
  • Iron Mountain Confirms 2012 Target; Declares Special Dividend – Quick Facts - (NASDAQ)
  • Legal Holds in Office 365 - (Greg Buckles)
  • Legal IQ in Washington – Covering Every eDiscovery Subject in One Place - (Chris Dale)
  • Legal Technology “Tech Circuit” (Monica Bay)
  • Lone Star Settles Patent Infringement Claims With eDiscovery Providers - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Mindseye Introduces Full Production Capabilities and Storyboards with TunnelVision v3.4 – (PR Web)
  • OpenText Appoints James Mackey as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development - (PR Newswire)
  • Platform Story: Fios Redaction Assistant - (Fios)
  • Modus Early Insight™ Delivers Unprecedented eDiscovery Cost Control to Corporations and Law Firms – (Business Wire)
  • Nuix and RSD Partner to Locate and Govern Corporate Records - (Press Release)
  • OpenText - New Cloud-Based Services Enable Secure and Effective Information Exchange – (PR Newswire)
  • Precise, Inc. Becomes Viewpoint E-Discovery Software Provider - (Press Release)
  • Slaughter and May Deploys Recommind’s Decisiv Search – (Press Release)
  • Some eDiscovery Vendors Settle ‘Patent Troll’ Lawsuits, But Catalyst Fights On - Ambrogi)
  • Venio Systems - “The Benefits of an Integrated E-Discovery Solution: Determining the Value Proposition” – (PR Web)
  • Xerox Declares Dividends - (Press Release)
  • Xerox Develops Automatic Redaction Tool - (Evan Koblentz)
2012 eDiscovery Events


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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EDRM 2013-14 Kickoff Meeting
May 7-9, 2012
St. Paul, MN 55102
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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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