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 24, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - October 24, 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
  • Advocating Proportionality? Start with the Rules! (Gil Keteltas)
  • Are Corporations Ready To Be Transparent And Share Irrelevant Documents With Opposing Counsel To Obtain Substantial Cost Savings Through The Use Of Predictive Coding? (Ronni Solomon)
  • Bringing eDiscovery in House: Wrangling Your Data, Not Just eDiscovery Costs - (Linda Sharp)
  • Broken Record? Maybe, But Even Government Entities Cannot Escape the Failure to Preserve - (Jeffrey Nagel)
  • Can Arbitrators Compel Pre-Hearing Document Discovery from Third Parties? Circuit Split - Joseph)
  • Cloning of Computer Files: When There’s a Will, There’s a Way – eDiscovery Case Law - (Doug Austin)
  • Discovery of Social Media Information is Subject to Same Rules as Paper Discovery - (Jay Yurkiw)
  • Drop-by-Drop Water Torture Productions - (Josh Gilliland)
  • eDiscovery: Potential Cost Shifting For Document Review - (Martin O’Hara)
  • Emails as Business Records — Business Duty Requirement – (Gregory Joseph)
  • Federal Directive Hits Two Birds (RIM and eDiscovery) with One Stone – (Allison Walton)
  • Federal Judicial Acceptance of Predictive Coding Beyond Da Silva Moore - (Mike Hamilton)
  • Florida Joins the Growing Number of States That Have Adopted Specific Rules Addressing eDiscovery - (Robert Brown)
  • Four Federal Judges Debate Four Ethical Issues at EDD Summit - (Monica Bay)
  • Judge Calls Company’s eDiscovery Policies “Clearly Unacceptable”, Orders Further Depositions – (@ITLexOrg)
  • How to Protect Your Personal Device (and Personal Information) from Discovery - (Brian Bialas)
  • In Search, Evaluation Drives Innovation; Or, What You Cannot Measure You Cannot Improve – (J. Pickens)
  • Mobile Device Messaging and eDiscovery: Part 3 of 4 - (Daniel Garrie)
  • No Bates Numbers in a Native Production? Get Over It!  - (Doug Austin)
  • Oral Hold Notice Invalidated as “Completely Inadequate” such that it “Borders on Recklessness” - (Ralph Losey)
  • PDF – Is This Really the Best Format for Litigation Review and Production? (Maureen Holland)
  • Planning for eDiscovery and Security in the Cloud - (Barry Murphy)
  • Servers and Hard Drives Disappear, But Court Holds No Spoliation | eLessons Learned - (Kathy Trawinski)
  • Strategic Approach to Cloud eDiscovery: Five Key Considerations - (Bryant Bell)
  • The “E’s” of Predictive Coding – Part Two - (Karl Schieneman)
  • Warning: eDiscovery Missteps Can Open Up the Door to Identity Theft - (Samantha Greeen)
  • What is Legal when Collecting and Processing Personal Data? (Chris Dale)
  • What eDiscovery Costs Are Recoverable? (Gabriela Baron)
Reports and Resources
  • Effective Keyword Selection Requires a Mastery of Storage Technology and the Law - (Daniel Garrie)
  • Inconsistent Responsiveness Determination in Document Review: Difference of Opinion or Human Error? (Maura Grossman, Gordan Cormack)
  • SocialMedia and eDiscovery: Emerging Issues - (Adam Cohen)
  • The Global 100 – World’s Largest Law Firms (PDF)  (The American Lawyer and Legal Week)
Sight and Sound
Technology and Tactics
  • Can a Tweet Take Down a Cease and Desist? (Sheri Qualters)
  • Clueless About Cloud Computing - (Susanna Sharpe)
  • Court Treats Degrading Online Postings As Protected Free-Speech Opinions - (Eric Johnson)
  • Email Security Basics for the New Admin - (Jeff Orloff)
  • Employers Can Hijack Your LinkedIn Account, Court Rules – Internet & Online Privacy - (Deane Katz)
  • Five Questions To Ask About How Your Corporate Legal Information Is Secured - (Jonah Paransky)
  • Gartner MQ for Enterprise CMS: EMC, Hyland, IBM, Microsoft, OpenText, Oracle Lead - (David Roe)
  • Getting Started with Email Encryption - (Jeff Orloff)
  • Goodbye Privacy. Conventional Security Measures Can Be Neutered By A Careless Programmer – (Mike Gualtieri)
  • Implementing U.S. and International Social Networking Regulations - (New York Law Journal)
  • Impressions from ARMA 2012 - (Stephen Ludlow)
  • Judge Rules Intercepting Traffic on Open WiFi Networks is Legal - (Ryan Thomas)
  • Kia Motors Drives Technology Test for Outside Counsel - (Monica Bay)
  • Learning From Other Industries: Interoperability Initiative Poised To Transform Healthcare - (Ken Terry)
  • Managing Mobile Risk - (Sean Martin)
  • Mastercard and Verizon Acknowledge Selling Customer Data - (Samir Mathur)
  • NLRB Memos Offer Cautionary Guidance on Social Media - (David Schwartz)
  • Privacy Update – Cell Users Don’t Install Apps and Turn Off GPS - (Peter Vogel)
  • Quick View Plus 12 Makes Short Work of Viewing Multiple File Types - (Bret Burney)
  • Social Media is History - (Jason Krause)
  • South Carolina Supreme Court Splits with Ninth Circuit Regarding Stored Communications Act Protections – (Andrew Hoffman)
  • State Hacking: Do’s and Don’ts, Pros and Cons - (Wout De Natris)
  • The High Price of Social Media Risk Management – Harvard Business Review - (Alexandra Samuel)
  • The “Work Through Lunch” E-Mailing Dilemma - (Michael Schmidt)
  • Uses and Abuses of Social Media: Lawyer Ethical & Professionalism Obligations – (eLessons Learned)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • At Gartner Symposium/ ITxpo – An Orange Legal Technologies Update – (@OrangeLT)
  • Autonomy, an HP Company, Extends Market-leading Compliance Platform to Dodd-Frank – (Press Release)
  • Autonomy Appoints Digital Marketing Industry Veteran to Expand Business Offering in EMEA – (Press Release)
  • CloudNineDiscovery and Venio Systems Team Up to Provide Global Legal Discovery with Venio FPR™ – (PR Web)
  • eDiscovery and Predictive Coding: FUD Fight - (Katey Wood)
  • eDiscovery Service Providers Continue Expanding Through Acquisitions in 2012  - (Jason Velasco)
  • Epiq Systems Plans $7.5M HQ Expansion, Will Add 80 jobs – Kansas City Business Journal - (Steve Vockrodt)
  • Epiq Systems – Predictive Coding: Transparency, Metrics And Ease Of Use - (Ed Burke, Mary Ann Benson)
  • Exterro’s Fusion Zeta to Get Predictive Coding - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Exterro Jumps into the Computer Assisted eDiscovery Race with Support for Full eDiscovery Lifecycle – (Charles Skamser)
  • FTI Consulting Announces Predictive Discovery Solution - (PR Newswire)
  • Global Relay Services Added to Agio Technology’s Lineup of Hedge Fund Solutions - (PR Web)
  • Globanet Merge1 Version 4.1 Debuts with Enhanced Functionality for Compliance and eDiscovery – (PR Web)
  • GWAVA Announces Unified Archiving Now Supports Office 365 ( and Social Media ( (Business Wire)
  • IBM Q3 Earnings - (Mathew Boesler)
  • Interview: Autonomy Chief Architect Fernando Lucini on a Software-Based Approach To Big Data – (Danny Palmer)
  • Lateral Data’s Viewpoint Selected as E-Discovery Platform by Claritas Data Solutions - (Press Release)
  • Legal Tech Veteran Addition of Scott Woodworth Enhances OrangeLT™ eDiscovery Reach and Expertise - (@OrangeLT)
  • New Company Acaveo to Improve Enterprise Information Governance, Security - (PR Web)
  • New Features from Apersee - (Press Release)
  • Office 365 Boasts HIPAA-Compliant Messaging System - (Michelle McNickle)
  • Palantir, K2 Team Up on Review Analytics - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Recommind Appoints Mark Moore to Senior Vice President of Products - (Press Release)
  • Reviewing the Web: What to do When the Evidence is Online – AccessData - (Caitlin Murphy)
  • Sonian Announces Partnership With Apptix - (Marketwire)
  • Teradata Announces ‘Big Analytics’ Appliance, Free Aster Version | (Jeff Bertollucci)
  • TERIS Bolsters Business Development Team with Three Key Hires - (PR Web)
  • Xact Data Discovery Acquirers Houston Based Flash Discovery - (Brad Jenkins)
  • ZLTechnologies Announces New Corporate eMemory™ Initiative - (PR Newswire)
2012 eDiscovery Events


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
Click here for more information.

eDiscovery for Pharma, Biotech & Medical Device Industry – IQPC
October 29, 2012
Philadelphia, PA
Click here for more information.


eDiscovery for Financial Services & Governmental Investigations
November 5-6, 2012
New York, NY
Click here for more information.

e-Discovery & e-Investigations Forum
November 8, 2012
London, United Kingdom
Click here for more information.

Corporate Litigation Forum
November 11-13, 2012
San Antonio, TX
Click here for more information.

LawTech Europe Congress
November 12, 2012
Prague, Czech Republic
Click here for more information.

The Litigation Summit and Exposition
November 12-13, 2012
Washington, DC
Click here for more information.

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
Click here for more information.


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
Click here for more information.


Legal IT Business Show 2013
March 5-6, 2013
London, United Kingdom
Click here for more information.

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
Click here for more information.

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
Click here for more information.

CEIC 2013
May 19 – 22, 2013
Orlando, FL
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LegalTech West Coast
May 21-22, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
Click here for more information.