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 28, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - November 28, 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
  • Addressing The Dark Side Of Big Data: Preservation, Legal Holds And Defensible Disposition After Rambus - (Mary Mack)
  • Are Courts Beginning To Take Proportionality Seriously In eDiscovery? (Howard Merten, Paul Kessimian)
  • Best Practices for Preparing a Clawback Agreement - (Noam Noked)
  • Can I Use to Authenticate Electronic Evidence? (Justin Capuano)
  • Confusion in the Courts - TIFF "Form" is Searchable? (Michael Arkfeld)
  • Coping With eDiscovery: Practical Tips From An Experienced Litigator - (Christopher Cox)
  • Escape From Babel: The Grossman-Cormack Glossary - (Ralph Losey)
  • Ex-Employee is Not Required to Produce iPhone in Discovery - (Jeff Kosseff)
  • Expert Witness: Chief Judge James Holderman Discusses eDiscovery Pilot Program - (Jason Krause)
  • From Law Clerk to First Chair: Effective Positioning of TAR - (Stephanie Maw)
  • Hammer and Wiping Software Use to Destroy Evidence Results in Dismissal of Plaintiff's Claims - (K&L Gates)
  • ITC Advances Discovery Reform - (Mark Michels)
  • Legality of Warrantless Cellphone Searches Goes to Courts and Legislatures - (Somini Sangupta)
  • New Sources Of Relief From E-Discovery Burdens - (Mark Austrian)
  • Northern District (California) Unveils eDiscovery Guidelines - (Vanessa Blum)
  • Pan-Pacific Data Privacy Laws & Regulations: Impact On U.S. eDiscovery And Investigations - (Mukesh Advani)
  • Part Three: Like it or Not, Predictive Coding is Here and Judges Want you to Use it - (Cat Casey)
  • Predictive Coding Metrics are for Weenies - Part IV - (Karl Schieneman)
  • Privilege - Waivers and Logs Continue to Trip Up Counsel - (IT-Lex)
  • Summary of the EDI Summit - (Peter Pepiton)
  • Surreptitious Text Messages to Communicate with a Client During a Deposition Are Not Privileged - (Suzanne Janusz)
  • Ten Things To Consider When Bringing eDiscovery In-House - (Peter Coons, Chuck Kellner)
  • The Duty to Preserve in Tax Controversies - (Stuart Bassin)
  • Update: Technology Assisted Review Backgrounder - (@OrangeLT)
  • Work Product Protects Consulting Expert Even If Investigation in Part for Business Reasons - (Gregory Joseph)
Reports and Resources
  • Court Adopts New eDiscovery Guidelines Effective November 27, 2012 - (US District Court, Northern District of CA)
  • KPMG General Counsel Survey 2012 (PDF) (Kathryn Brittan, David Eastwood)
  • Legal IT Professionals 2012 Global Cloud Survey Report (PDF) - (@LegalIT)
  • Pew Report - Cell Phone Activities 2012 (PDF) (Maeve Duggan, Lee Rainie)
  • Resources for Considering eDiscovery | Orange Legal Technologies - (@OrangeLT)
  • The Sedona Conference® Cooperation Proclamation - (Ronald Hedges, Kenneth Withers)
Sight and Sound
Technology and Tactics
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • A Hong Kong eDiscovery Snapshot in the Company of Epiq Systems - (Chris Dale)
  • Advanced Discovery Expands eDiscovery Expertise with the Hiring of Canaan Himmelbaum - (PR Web)
  • Apersee Expands Events Calendar - (Web Announcement)
  • Autonomy's Mike Lynch: HP Is Like A Plane With The Engine On Fire - (Julie Bort)
  • C2C’s ArchiveOne Achieves Cornerstone Compliance throughout Harrow College - (Press Release)
  • Comparing Providers: Competencies, Attributes and Distribution Frameworks - (ACEDS)
  • Daegis Enables Mobile Access to eDiscovery Review - (Business Wire)
  • Daegis to Announce Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Results on November 29, 2012 - (Business Wire)
  • Deal Lawyers Mostly Mum on HP's Ill-Fated Autonomy Acquisition - (Brian Baxter)
  • dtSearch Rolls Out New Filters - (Jasmine Ashton)
  • eDiscovery On The Move - OneO® Mobile Access - (@OrangeLT)
  • EDRM: Beyond the Boxes - (Samantha Green)
  • First Advantage Litigation Consulting Expands Operations in Hong Kong - (Marketwire)
  • FTI Consulting: eDiscovery Steps Outside Of The Black Box - (Joe Looby)
  • HP Addresses Customer Concerns After Autonomy Write-Down - (Evan Koblentz)
  • HP’s Autonomy Deal Highlights Pattern of Bad Ideas - (Associated Press)
  • HP, Autonomy & a Lesson in Due Diligence - (Howard Sklar)
  • HP Autonomy eDiscovery Tools: Targeting former Autonomy Execs? (The VAR Guy)
  • HP Investor Sues Over Losses From Alleged Autonomy Fraud - (Joel Rosenblatt)
  • kCura Relativity Assisted Review – Case Study/Workflow | Digital Forensics and eDiscovery - (Millnet)
  • kCura Selected as a 2012 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For National Winner - (Press Release)
  • Kroll Ontrack Announces Ninth Annual Top Ten List of Data Disasters - (Business Wire)
  • Long Before H-P Deal, Autonomy's Red Flags - (Ben Worthen, Paul Sonne, Justin Scheck)
  • Madison Dearborn Partners to Invest in Aderant Holdings - (Press Release)
  • Nuix Named Australia's Best Information and Communication Technology Exporter - Wire)
  • OpenText Offers Software Trade-in for Autonomy - (PR Newswire)
  • Outsourcer Integreon to Launch LPO Offering in London Office - (Suzanna Ring)
  • Overriding Desire is for Archiving to Deliver eDiscovery and Information Management - (Charles Skamser)
  • Perspective on the HP/Autonomy Fiasco – eDiscovery Trends - (Doug Austin)
  • Quest Software Unveils Newest Version of MessageStats with New Email Intelligence Capabilities - (Business Wire)
  • Search Engine Automatic Completion Reflects Social Inquiries - (Peter Vogel)
  • Senior Business Development and eDiscovery Professional Joins TERIS Phoenix - (PR Web)
  • Six Autonomy Red Flags That HP Missed - (Peter Cohan)
  • Smarsh Named to Deloitte's 2012 Technology Fast 500™ for the Fourth Consecutive Year - (Press Release)
  • With Autonomy, H-P Bought An Old-Fashioned Accounting Scandal - Here's How It Worked - (Daniel Fisher)
  • Xerox Litigation s: Integrating Managed Review With Proven E-Discovery Capabilities - (Foster Gibbons)
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
Click here for more information.

2013 Events


LegalTech New York 2013
January 29-31, 2013
New York, NY
Click here for more information.


The Sedona Conference® - eDiscovery Cooperation Training
February 21-22, 2012
Phoenix, AZ
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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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Second Annual ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference
March 13-15, 2013
Tempe, AZ
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AIIM Conference
March 20-22, 2013
New Orleans, LA
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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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