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, November 21, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - November 21, 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
  • A Bit Off the Mark on Autonomy – (Craig Ball)
  • A Model for eDiscovery Legal Practice Workflow and Best Practices - (Ralph Losey)
  • Court Orders Sanctions Against U.S. Attorney’s Office in NJ for Failing to Preserve Text Messages – (Kathy Trawinski)
  • Cloud Providers and the Fog of War – (Greg Buckles)
  • Court Considers Offer And Acceptance In The Age Of Email - (@ITLexOrg)
  • Court Finds Social Media, Emails And Texts Discoverable; Employs Special Master To Sift Through Everything – (@ITLexOrg)
  • Court Orders Sanctions Against U.S. Attorney’s Office in NJ for Failing to Preserve Text Messages – (Kathy Trawinski)
  • Delaware Court: Surprise! You Will Now Use Predictive Coding – (Pooja Nair)
  • Directions to an eDiscovery Solution: Left on Premises, Right on Cloud – (Daniel Lim)
  • eDiscovery’s Tipping Point: In or Out? – (Gina Passarella)
  • eDiscovery Sanctions and Federal Rule 37(e): It’s All about Defensibility – (Linda Sharp)
  • Finding a Safe Harbor: Defensible Deletion and Federal Rule 37(e) – (Philip Favro, Dean Gonsowski)
  • Five Case Studies of Social Media Evidence in Criminal Investigations - (John Patzakis)
  • For Failure to Preserve, Court Orders Production of Privileged Documents and Work-Product – (K&L Gates)
  • How to Ask for Social Media Evidence—and Get It – (Rachel Teisch)
  • Law Firm eDiscovery Reaches Crossroad – (Gina Passarella)
  • Lawyers Talking About System Security – (Kate Paslin)
  • Louisiana Order Dictates That the Parties Cooperate on Technology Assisted Review – (Doug Austin)
  • Part Two: Like it or Not, Predictive Coding is Here and Judges Want you to Use it – (Cat Casey)
  • Prosecuting Offensive Tweets – Should The Number of Followers Matter? — Slaw (John Gregory)
  • Q&A With Predictive Coding Guru, Maura R. Grossman, Esq. – (Matthew Nelson)
  • Rule#1 Never Put Anything in an eMail (or Text) You Would Not a Jury to See – (Peter Vogel)
  • Skyping with The Confrontation Clause – (Josh Gilliland)
  • Small Firm eDiscovery – Beating the Data Dump – (Jason Krause)
  • ‘Test the Rest’: Sampling for eDiscovery Quality Control – (Chuck Kelner)
  • The eDiscovery Implications Of The Cloud – (Chris Dale, Patrick Burke)
  • The NHCAA, Jackson Pollock, and Predictive Coding – (Kathleen Aller)
  • The ROI of Predictive Coding – (Bill Tolson)
  • Unretained Expert Disclosure vs. Retained Expert Report: Who Bears Burden of Proof as to Requirement – (Gregory Joseph)
  • US District Judge Carter Rejects Recusal of Peck in Hot Predictive Coding Case – (ACEDS)
  • What Abraham Lincoln Teaches about Defensible Deletion of ESI – (Philip Favro)
Reports and Resources
  • DOJ and SEC Release ‘Unprecedented’ Joint FCPA Guidance – (Richard Cassin)
  • Federal Laws Relating to Cybersecurity: Discussion of Proposed Revisions (PDF) (Eric Fischer)
  • Privacy: An Overview of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (PDF) – (Chris Doyle)
Sight and Sound
Technology and Tactics
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • AccessData Announces Partnership with Commonwealth Legal – (Business Wire)
  • Actiance Expands Sales Management Team to Drive Growth in the Social Enterprise – (Marketwire)
  • Autonomy’s Mike Lynch Denies Charges – (Julie Bort)
  • BlackBag Announces BlackLight™ 2012 R4 Forensics Software Release – (Press Release)
  • bluesource Becomes Most Accredited Clearwell eDiscovery Platform Partner – (PR Newswire)
  • Catalyst and Rimkus Analytics Join Forces to Offer E-Discovery Technology and Consulting – (Marketwire)
  • Catalyst Ranked Among Fastest Growing Companies in NA on Deloitte’s 2012 Technology Fast 500 – (Press Release)
  • Choosing Right Hosting Platform – And eDiscovery Company – Can Accelerate Document Review And Save Money (Kelli Clark)
  • CommVault Software Ships with Next Generation Dell Data Protection Appliance for Modern Enterprises – (Press Release)
  • Daegis Adds Experienced Business Development Managers to its eDiscovery Leadership Team – (PR Log)
  • Discovery360™ Enterprise Now Available for Mac – (InterLegis)
  • DTI National Technology Data Center Completes SOC 2 Audit - (@LegalIT)
  • Endeca Explanation – Beyond Search – (Cynthia Murrell)
  • e-Stet Awarded Relativity Best in Service Designation – (PR Web)
  • FTI Consulting: eDiscovery Steps Outside Of The Black Box – (Joe Looby)
  • HP Issues Statement Regarding Autonomy Impairment Charge – (Hewlett Packard)
  • HP Takes $8.8 Billion Writedown on Autonomy – (David Goldman)
  • Jatheon Technologies: Focused Email Archiving Provider Offers Value While Others Are Spread too Thin – (PR Web)
  • kCura Ranked Number 31 Fastest-Growing Company in North America on Deloitte 2012 Technology Fast 500 – (Press Release)
  • Lexis Sells Court Filing Service to CaseFileXpress – (Evan Koblentz)
  • Litigation Costs Specialist Unveils Solution to Help Solicitors Become Jackson-Compliant – (@LegalIT)
  • PowerSearch Software Announces New Tiered Offerings for the Legal Market – (@LegalIT)
  • Q&A with Alon Israely – Co-Founder and Senior Advisor in BIA Advisory Services Group – (ComputerUser)
  • Mimecast Beefs up Archiving Offerings – Introduces Host of New Products and Features – (PR Web)
  • Overview of eDiscovery Across the Microsoft Office Platform – (Mike Ferrara)
  • Viewpointe’s Information Governance Platform, OnPointe, Selected by SunTrust – (Business Wire)
  • Web Archiving: Catching History Before It’s Gone – (Mark Middleton)
  • X1Discovery Releases Version 3.0 of X1 Social Discovery – (Business Wire)
2012 eDiscovery Events


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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