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 31, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - October 31, 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
  • Both Sides Instructed to Use Predictive Coding or Show Cause Why Not – (Doug Austin)
  • Carrillo v. Schneider Logistics, Inc.: How a Data Management Initiative Could Have Prevented Sanctions – (Linda Sharp)
  • Court Instructs Parties to Utilize Predictive Coding, Requires Show of Cause to Avoid It – (K&L Gates)
  • Data Lawyers and Preventive Law – (Nick Brestoff)
  • Delaware Chancery Court Blocks Business-Strategy Immunity in Discovery – (Jeff Mordock)
  • Delaware Chancellery Court Sua Sponte Orders Parties to Use Predictive Coding – (Wendy Curtis, Jeffrey McKenna)
  • eDiscovery in Tennessee – eDiscovery Trends – (Doug Austin)
  • Emails Can Carry A Reasonable Expectation of Privacy, Government Entities Must Be Particular If Want Them – (Adam Losey)
  • First Few Weeks of EDBP, the Shoulders of Giants, and the Great Debates of TAR v. CAR and Ball v. Jaar – (Ralph Losey)
  • FTC and ITC Issue New Final and Proposed Rules on Electronic Discovery (PDF) (Cahill)
  • Hoarders: How to Change the ‘Keep Everything’ Attitude that’s Drowning Your Company – (Mauricio Perry)
  • Hyland Software Establishes UK Subsidiary – (PR Newswire)
  • In-Place eDiscovery: Exchange 2013 – (Microsoft TechNet Library)
  • Is Social Media Discoverable? Stick to the Basics (Part III – Other Limitations on Discovery) (Jennifer Walrath)
  • Judicial Activism Taken to New Heights in Latest EORHB (Hooters) Predictive Coding Case – (Matthew Nelson)
  • Less Production Can Be More In Database Discovery – (Michael Spencer, Diana Fasching)
  • Making eDiscovery Purchasing Decisions: In-House vs. Vendor Part I  - (Michael Fluhr)
  • Managing the Risks of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – (Chris Marzetti)
  • Pitting Computers Against Humans in Document Review – (Steve Green, Mark Yacano)
  • Predictive Coding in Unpredictable Order from US Chancery Judge – (David Sharpe)
  • Predictive Coding Metrics are for Weenies – Part I – (Karl Schieneman)
  • Rolling the Dice on Legal Hold: Still Not Worth the Risk – (Daniel Lim)
  • Should eDiscovery Vendors Sue Their Deadbeat Clients? (Sharon Nelson)
  • Surprise Ruling by Delaware Judge Orders Both Sides To Use Predictive Coding – (Ralph Losey)
  • Taking Page From Law Firm Clients, Vendors Sue for Unpaid Bills – (Christine Simmons)
  • The Challenge of Defensible Deletion of Distributed Legacy Data – (John Patzakis)
  • Time to Take Out the Data Trash – eDiscovery101 – (Bill Tolson)
Reports and Resources
Sight and Sound
Technology and Tactics
  • 3 Email Threats You Need to Be Aware Of – (Jeff Orloff)
  • Best Practices for Minimizing Health Data Breach Risks – (Marcy Wilder)
  • Companies Aligned Against Court in Apple-Samsung Record-Sealing Spat – (Vanessa Blum)
  • Data Breaches: Verizon Report Highlights Payment Security Compliance issues for Businesses – (Pinsent Masons)
  • Defending Against Next Gen Distributed Denial of Service DDoS Attacks: DDoS Defense Reference Architecture – (Joey Muniz)
  • Derechos and Hurricane Sandy Make Compelling Cloud Arguments – (Sharon Nelson, John Simek)
  • Did You Know Cloud Computing Has Been Around Since the ’50s? (Neha Prakash)
  • EU Claims Google Violates Privacy Laws – (Peter Vogel)
  • EU Data Protection Regulation Proposal – Update – (Davinia Brennan)
  • FBI Expands Cybercrime Division – (Nicolas Hoover)
  • FOCA – Network Intelligence Reconnaissance – (Aamir Lakhani)
  • GAO Study: Low Marks to Companies Regarding Transparency of Use of Consumer Location Data – (Nihar Shah)
  • Guidelines Proposed in Canada to Open Courts to Social Media – (Allison Jones)
  • How to Mitigate Compliance Requirements and Code of Conduct Obligations with Data Protection Regulation - (Daniel Kadar)
  • Is The Term “Cyberwarfare” Overstating the Case? (Terry Zink)
  • Nokia Patent Threat Limits Multi-User Function to Android Tablets - (Ryan Thomas)
  • Smarter Social Media Monitoring for Student Athletes – (Jason Krause)
  • Ten IT Predictions For 2013 – (Chuck Hollis)
  • The Story Behind The Incredible Shrinking OST file in Exchange 2013 – (John Mello)
  • Trademark Holder’s Fight to Remove Mark on Kitsch Merchandise May Have Broad Legal Implications – (Jacob Kaufman)
  • Why Execs Should Heed Need for Data Governance – (Kelle O’Neal)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • Avoid The eDiscovery “Trick” This Halloween – (@OrangeLT)
  • Big Data and Data Protection Unite to Reduce eDiscovery Costs AND Enable Better Business Decisions – (DCIG)
  • Catalyst Secure and AOS Legal Technologies Team Up to Provide  Expertise in Asia – (Press Release)
  • CommVault Introduces Simpana IntelliSnap Recovery Manager to Automate Snapshots – (Press Release)
  • EDRM Continues to Advance eDiscovery Standards and Practices - (George Socha)
  • EMC Slides After 3Q Results Show Slowdown – (Associated Press)
  • FTI Consulting To Release Third Quarter 2012 Results And Host Conference Call – (PR Newswire)
  • D4 Named as One of Rochester’s Top 100 for Third Year in a Row – (PR Web)
  • DTI Adds Marc Wasserman to Sales Leadership Team – (@LegalIT)
  • eDiscovery: 7 Expectations To Set Your Team Up For Computer-Assisted Review – (Jay Leib)
  • Evolve Discovery Awarded Orange-Level Relativity Best in Service Designation – (Marketwire)
  • FTK 1.8 Important Notice – (AccessData)
  • FTI Consulting To Release Third Quarter 2012 Results And Host Conference Call – (PR Newswire)
  • Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013 – (Press Release)
  • Globanet Classify v3.2.1 Unveils New Retention Category Reassignment Functionality – (PRWeb)
  • Huron Consulting Group Launches Huron Legal Integrated Analytics Offering – (Press Release)
  • Huron Legal Adds PureDiscovery’s Predictive Coding – (Evan Koblentz)
  • IGC Announces Brava 7.1 for IBM FileNet P8 at IBM Information on Demand – (Marketwire)
  • Karen Unger Joins SuperiorDiscovery as Vice President – (PR Web)
  • Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP Chooses Relativity - (Press Release)
  • Kroll Ontrack Partners with Info X to Address Demand for Granular Search and Restoration Software – (Business Wire)
  • Legal Outsourcing to Israel: You Have Every Reason to Do It - (Jonathan Easton)
  • Merrill DataSite(R) Virtual Data Room Honored – (Business Wire)
  • MessageSolution Showcases Cloud & Enterprise Information Archiving and eDiscovery at WinConnections – (PR Web)
  • Mimecast Beefs up Archiving Offerings – Introduces Host of New Products and Features – (Press Release)
  • OnPoint | TAR: Five Facts in a Flash – (Kroll Ontrack)
  • Onsite Electronic Discovery Processing: A New Alternative, Part 2 – (Oce Business Services)
  • PlanetData Expands East Coast Presence – Solutions – (Press Release)
  • Recommind Named One of Bay Area’s Fastest-Growing Companies - (Press Release)
  • RenewData Appoints Hemanth Salem as Chief Operating Officer – (Business Wire)
  • Senior Project Management, Forensic and Litigation Technology Professionals Join TERIS – (PR Web)
  • Symantec 2nd-Quarter Net Up on Security, Compliance Segment Sales – (NASDAQ)
  • Symantec CEO Takes Over Global Sales Chief’s Job, Shows Him Door – The Register – (Chris Mellor)
  • Tech Circuit: Money & Microsoft – (Monica Bay)
  • UBIC North America’s Chief Business Operations Officer Addresses Corporations and Law Firms in Northern CA – (PR Web)
  • Xerox Placed in Visionaries Quadrant in 2012 ECM Report - (Press Release)
  • Yammer Integrates With Multiple Security Partners and Adopts EDRM Standard for Data Export – (PR Newswire)
2012 eDiscovery Events


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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