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, December 19, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - December 19, 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.

While this will be the last news update for 2012 (returning the first week of 2013), follow live daily news updates during the holiday season with the Vendor Clips Live News Feed.

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eDiscovery News
Content and Considerations
  • Admissibility of Social Media Evidence – (John Gregory)
  • Applying Science to the Validation of Technology-Assisted Review - (Chris Dale)
  • Baby, You Can Drive My CARRM – eDiscovery Trends - (Doug Austin)
  • Consulting Expert Retained by Client Prior to Anticipation of Litigation Not Immune from Discovery - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Court Addresses What Constitutes “Bad Faith,” Imposes Adverse Inference & Monetary Sanctions (K&L Gates)
  • Culling and Keywords: Going Broad Without Going Astray – (Karen Baumer)
  • Directions to an eDiscovery Solution: Keep Collection and Processing On-Premises – (Daniel Lim)
  • Discovery Road Block – Moving Data Out of China - (Navigant)
  • eDiscovery: Identifying Your Company’s High-Risk Custodians in Initial Case Assessment – (Matthew Prewitt)
  • Employee Email – Neither Private nor Privileged – (Elizebeth Cohee)
  • Five Ways to Tackle Your eDiscovery Quandary - (Mark Karnick)
  • Georgetown Part Two: New Rules Are Coming! (Ralph Losey)
  • Legal Hold FAQ’s – Part I  - (Mikki Tomlinson)
  • Marital Communications are “Essential to Preservation of Marriage” – Unless Made from Workplace Computer (Gil Keteltas)
  • No Expert Testimony, No Motion to Compel - -  (Josh Gilliland)
  • On Metadata: The Document Speaks For Itself (But Does It Say Too Much?) (Miles Cooper)
  • S.D.N.Y. Sanctions Ryan Leslie For Negligently Destroying His Laptop’s Hard Drive – (Cullen and Dykman)
  • TAR: Too Soon For Prime Time? (Howard Reissner)
  • Twitter Followers Held Hostage? The Legal Risks Of Outsourcing Social Media – (Christopher Zara)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Adopts New eDiscovery Guidelines - (Terri Thomas)
  • Work Emails to Spouses May Not be Protected by Marital Privilege [U.S. v. Hamilton] (PDF) (Debevoise & Plimpton)
Reports and Resources
  • Cloud Ethics Opinions Around the U.S. – American Bar Association – (ABA)
  • Comparison of  Corporate Governance Principles & Guidelines: United States (PDF) (Weil, Gotshal & Manges)
  • EDRM Adds DLA Piper’s “Data Protection Laws for the World” Handbook - (George Socha)
  • EDRM Publishes Computer Assisted Review Model (CARRM) Framework for eDiscovery - (George Socha)
  • Monday Morning Regulatory Review – 12/17/12–Federal Regulations Advisor – (Leland Beck)
  • Round Up of Recent Social Media Evidence News and Resources - (John Patzakis)
  • Social Networking Popular Across Globe (PDF)    (Pew Research Center)
  • The December 2012 Issue of the LegalIT Insider Newsletter - (Charles Christian)
  • The Sedona Conference® Publishes Primer on Social Media (Pubic Comment Version) – (K&L Gates)
Sight and Sound
Technology and Tactics
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • A Company and eDiscovery Offering Overview – Orange Legal Technologies – (@OrangeLT)
  • A Short List: Technology Assisted Review Providers and Terms - (@ComplexD)
  • Abtin Buergari’s Modus Disrupts “Corrupt” eDiscovery Business – Forbes – (Bruce Rogers)
  • Akaibu and Haystac Partner to Leverage Legacy Archive Assets – (Press Release)
  • Apersee Introduces Industry Press Releases Section - (George Socha, Tom Gelbmann)
  •  bluesource and DiscoveryLogix Reduce eDiscovery Costs By 30% - Newswire)
  • Bloomberg Vault Debuts as Challenger in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving - (Business Wire)
  • C2C Announces Promotion to Replace Email Archiving Solutions From Autonomy – (Marketwire)
  • Catalyst Joins With Zapproved to Expand Cloud-Based E-Discovery Workflow With Legal Hold Pro - (Press Release)
  • Cataphora Lands $300K MEDC Grant, Plans New Jobs, Larger Ann Arbor Office – (Chris Kurecka)
  • Concept Searching Expands Sales Team - (PR Web)
  • Deloitte Poll: Do Legal and IT Speak the Same Language? (Deloitte)
  • eDJ Group’s 2012 Pet Peeves List – eDiscovery Journal - (Barry Murphy)
  • eTERA Consulting Welcomes JSK Consulting as New Business Partner - (PR Web)
  • Evidence Exchange Achieves Relativity Best in Service Status (PR Web)
  • Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Autonomy - (PR Newswire)
  • HP Former CEO Says Board Shares Blame for Autonomy Deal – Bloomberg – (Aaron Ricadela)
  • Final Thoughts from an Insider’s Outsider - (Howard Sklar)
  • In Wake of Autonomy Scandal, HP’s Lawyers Wonder What’s Next - (Julia Love)
  • InterLegis Adds Industry Veteran to Executive Management Team - (Press Release)
  • LDiscovery Helps International Companies Comply With EU Data Protection Directives – (PR Newswire)
  • Lawrence J. Briggi Joins Navigant’s Disputes & Investigations Practice - (Marilyn Gladden)
  • Madison Dearborn Announces Equity Investment in Aderant Holdings - (Michael Roach)
  • Nextpoint Introduces Webmail Import Option Across Litigation Technology Platform - (Press Release)
  • North Shore Credit Union Chooses Autonomy – an HP Company – to Secure Data and Reduce Costs - (PR Newswire)
  • Passware Releases the Industry’s First Efficient Decryption Solution for the New MS Office 2013 – (PR Newswire)
  • Platform Story: LitSavant Conformity Engine – (kCura)
  • Predictive Coding Experts Roitblat and Neale Join Forces  - (PR Web)
  • Recent Hires in the Legal Technology Industry - (Michael Roach)
  • Relativity Weekly Reviewer Training - (kCura)
  • Tis The Season To Be Giving: Considering Client Service - (@ComplexD)
  • U.S. DOT Expands to Enterprise-Wide Use of EnCase for Digital Investigations and Cyber Defense - (Business Wire)
  • Will the Real Autonomy Please Step Forward? – eDiscovery Insight - (Tim Leehealey)
  • Wolters Kluwer to Resell Matter Management Service - (Evan Koblentz)
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
Click here for more information.

ACEDS 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition
February 28 – March 2, 2013
Hollywood, FL
Click here for more information.


HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition
March 3-7, 2013
New Orleans, LA
Click here for more information.

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
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
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2013 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition
April 14-17, 2013
Washington, DC
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LawTech Futures
April 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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