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).

Monday, December 17, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - December 12, 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 Litigation Lesson Learned From The Scandal Involving General David Petraeus | eLessons Learned – (Matthew Adams)
  • After Plaintiff Takes Sledgehammer to Computer, Case Dismissed for Spoliation – (Jim Eidelman)
  • Bridging the Gap in eDiscovery: The Emergence of Conceptual Semantic Search – (Jeffrey Parkhurst)
  • Cost Allocation of Discovery Prior to Class Action Certification (PDF) (Paul Weiss)
  • Delaware Court of Chancery Announces Rule Changes, New Discovery Guidelines and CLE – (Kevin Brady)
  • District Court Issues New ESI Guidelines – (Stephanie Blair, Scott Milner, Lorraine Casto)
  • Exact Value Of A Twitter Follower Still Undecided As Leading Case Settles – (IT-Lex)
  • Five Highlights of Georgetown’€™s Advanced eDiscovery Institute – (Jessica Mederson)
  • FOIA and eDiscovery: €”Similar Challenges, Same Solutions – (Deloitte)
  • Impatient Judges Push Lawyers to Dive Into eDiscovery – (Monica Bay)
  • IRS Collection Division Embraces eDiscovery in New Guidance – (Stuart Bassin)
  • Judge Scheindlin Helps Demystify Foreign eDiscovery – (Monica Bay)
  • Kroll Ontrack Study Sees Dramatic Drop in eDiscovery Sanctions – (Sue Reisinger)
  • Lawyer for eDiscovery Company Predicts Predictive Coding Will Become an Ethical Obligation – (Debra Cassens Weiss)
  • Most Advanced Students of eDiscovery Want a New CAR for Christmas – (RalphLosey)
  • New Jersey Addresses EDI Discovery in Amendments to Criminal Practice Rules And Municipal Court Rules – (K&L Gates)
  • Plaintiff’s Litigation Hold Doesn’t Pass Smell Test, Directed to Pay for Spoliation Probe – (LexisNexis)
  • Predictive Coding Leads Georgetown E-Discovery Institute – (Monica Bay)
  • Rule 45(c)(1) Cannot Support Sanction Where Cost of Complying Is Minimal and Subpoena Not Defective or Issued in Bad Faith -€” Appealability of Discovery Order Relating to Out-of-Circuit Case That Is Still Pending – (Gregory Joseph)
  • Social Media and eDiscovery: A Checklist for Practitioners – (Deloitte)
  • Taxing eDiscovery Costs – Ask For About a Million, Get $22k – (IT-Lex)
  • Tech Circuit: Georgetown eDiscovery Edition – (Monica Bay)
  • Technology-Assisted Review From the Plaintiffs’ Side – (Henry Kelston, Ariana Tadler, Paul McVoy)
  • The Problem With Keyword Searches: Not Everyone Can Spell – (James Ryan)
  • Top Six Tech Issues of 2012 for In-House Counsel – (Catherine Dunn)
  • US Judges Push Lawyers To Be More Proactive Early In Litigation -€“ What About The UK? (Chris Dale)
  • What Is Metadata and How Can It Affect Your Case? – (Deanne Katz)
Reports and Resources
  • Digital Universe in 2020: Big Data, Bigger Digital Shadows and Biggest Growth (PDF) (John Gantz, David Reinsel)
  • Monday Morning Regulatory Review -€“ 12/10/12 -€“ Federal Regulations Advisor – (Leland Beck)
  • Socially Aware: The Social Media Law Update – December 2012 – (Morrison & Foerster)
  • Special Edition: Technology Assisted Review Backgrounder – Searchable PDF with Links (PDF) (@OrangeLT)
  • State Cell Phone Use and Texting While Driving Laws – (GHSA)
Sight and Sound
  • eDiscovery 3.0: What You Really Need to Know About eDiscovery with Craig Ball – Video – (BlackeStone Discovery)
  • LXBN TV: How Lawyers Can Navigate the Current Messy State of eDiscovery – (Chris Cheatham)
  • Is your Discovery Data Good Enough For The Court? (CIO Talk Radio)
  • Technology Assisted Review: Leveraging Advancements to Improve Efficiencies – (Maura Grossman, Carman Oveissi Field)
  • The New Disclosure Rules April 2013 – Podcast – (Charles Holloway, Chris Dale)
Technology and Tactics
  • A Reminder to Employers of the Need for Social Media Policies – (James Kachmar)
  • Are Facebook Posts Fair Disclosure? (Mark Edwards)
  • Attorney-Client Privilege and Attorney Work Product Protections Narrowing – (McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP)
  • Attorney-Client Privilege: When the Client Dies – (Joel Cohen, Yevgenia Kleiner
  • Best Practices for Naming Exchange 2010 Databases – (Casper Manes)
  • DOE, National Labs Reveal Sweeping Cloud Strategy – (Nicolas Hoover)
  • DOJ Issues New Opinion Procedure Releases – (Thad McBride, Cheryl Palmeri)
  • Do People Really Use The Internet To Find Lawyers? (Gyi Tsakalakis)
  • Does Privacy Matter? (@ComplexD)
  • Ensuring the Quality of Quality Data – (Kathleen Aller)
  • FCC Rules That Opt-Out Confirmation Text Messages Do Not Violate the TCPA – (Morrison Foerster)
  • Find the Weakest Software Link Before Hackers Do – (Judy Selby)
  • FTC Settles With Online Advertising Network for Tracking Consumer Browser History – (Justine Gottshall)
  • Gartner Data Center: Is Big Data Too Big to Back Up? (Kevin Komiega)
  • Gmail Goes Down, Frustrating Office Workers – (Claire Cain Miller, Jenna Wortham)
  • How to Manage Confidential Information in Era of Big Data – American Banker – (Gabriela Baron)
  • It’s Not Paranoia if They Are Really After You! (McTim)
  • Joint DOJ-SEC Guidance On FCPA Clarifies And Confirms Agency Enforcement Attitudes And Policies – (Homer Moyer)
  • Kaggle President Jeremy Howard: Amateurs Defeat Specialists in Data-Prediction Competitions – (Peter Aldhous)
  • Legal Guidelines for CEOs on Social Media – Avoid the Netflix Issue – (Travis Crabtree)
  • Netflix Gets Wells Notice Over CEO Hastings’ Facebook Post – (Paul Vigna)
  • No Warrant, No Problem: How The Government Can Still Get Your Digital Data – (Theodoric Meyer, Peter Maass)
  • Patriot Act Can ‘Obtain’ Data in Europe, Researchers Say – (Zack Whittaker)
  • Ponemon Study on Patient Privacy Highlights Security Failings – (Richard Santaless)
  • Random Forests – Classification/Clustering Descriptions – (Leo Breiman, Adele Cutler)
  • SaaS: As Versatile & Indispensable as a Swiss Army Knife – (Charlotte Erdmann)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • A Review of Two Predictive Coding €œDummies®€ Books – (Sharon Nelson)
  • Autonomy’s Lesson For Information Governance – (Rakesh Madhava)
  • Autonomy’s Lynch Hasn’€™t Heard From HP in Accounting Row – (Amy Thomson, Marta Marino)
  • Customers of iManage (Autonomy), Can Switch to Worldox DMS w/No License Fee/Conversion Cost – (Business Wire)
  • Dueling Predictive Coding for Dummies Books Part Deux – (Sean Regan)
  • EMC Atmos 2.1 Accelerates Cloud Value – (Mike Matchett)
  • EVault Appoints Paul Hartzell as Vice President of Asia-Pacific Region – (Press Release)
  • First Advantage Litigation Consulting Expands Managed Review Services in Washington, D.C. – (Press Release)
  • FTI Consulting, Inc. Announces Expiration and Final Results of Tender Offer – (PR Newswire)
  • Global Relay CEO & Founder Warren Roy Named CEO of the Year – (PR Web)
  • Guidance Software Releases EnCase Portable Version 4 – (Business Wire)
  • IBM eDiscovery Manager Input Validation Flaw Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks – (Security Tracker)
  • Inventus Earns Orange-Level Best in Service Recognition (Relativity Hosting Partner) (Press Release)
  • Iron Mountain Acquires Data Storage Companies in Chicago, Phoenix and Sarasota, Fla. – (Press Release)
  • Jatheon Unveil New Solution That Boosts Fault Tolerance and Redundancy for Better Data Protection – (PR Web)
  • Keteltas, Jenson Named Chairs of Baker & Hostetler E-Discovery Team – (Evan Koblentz)
  • Lateral Data Launches Viewpoint in the Cloud – (Press Release)
  • LexisNexis Risk Solutions Announces Appointment of Mark Kelsey as Chief Executive Officer – (Press Release)
  • Metalogix to Archive 12 Million Emails Out of Autonomy ZANTAZ EAS at UK Council – (PR Web)
  • Orange Legal Technologies’ Overview – (@OrangeLT)
  • Paragon Legal Technology Support Manages Big Data Growth with EMC – (PR Newswire)
  • Pitney Bowes Launches SecLingua to Bring Security Technology to Healthcare – (Press Release)
  • ReadySuite Announces 30% Discount on eDiscovery and Litigation Support Software in December – (Press Release)
  • Symantec Achieves Federal Information Processing Standard and Common Criteria Certifications – (Marketwire)
  • TASA Announces Partnership with MerlinOne to Offer e-Discovery Solution to Law Firms – (PR Newswire)
  • Technology-Assisted Review: Ask and You Shall Receive – (Kroll Ontrack)
  • The Oliver Group Expands Expertise in Mobile Forensic Collections – (PR Web)
  • UBIC North America, Inc. Introduces Version 5.5 of its LIT i VIEW eDiscovery Solution – (PR Web)
  • VMware Deploys Proofpoint Suite of Solutions – (Marketwire)
  • We May Be New To Clearwell, But Not To eDiscovery: Symantec – (Patrick Budmar)
  • Workshare Recognized by ILTA Member Firms for Exceptional Customer Service! – (Announcement)
2013 Events


LegalTech New York 2013
January 29-31, 2013
New York, NY
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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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HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition
March 3-7, 2013
New Orleans, LA
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Legal IT Business Show 2013
March 5-6, 2013
London, United Kingdom
Click here for more information.

Second Annual ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference
March 13-15, 2013
Tempe, AZ
Click here for more information.

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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Law Tech FuturesApril 30, 2013
London, UK
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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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ILTA 2013 Annual Conference
August 18-22, 2013
Las Vegas, NV
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Fifth Annual Intermountain eDiscovery Conference – 2013
September 26, 2013
Salt Lake City, UT

ACC 2013 Annual Meeting
October 27-30, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
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