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, January 9, 2013

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - January 9, 2013

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 Updates

  • Americans Abroad: US Begins to Understand Foreign Attitudes to eDiscovery – (Chris Dale)
  • Applying Securities Laws to Social Media Communications – (Holly Gregory)
  • Bad Faith Retention Policy Leads to Terminating Sanctions – (Philip Favro)
  • Best Practices from Northern District of California Now Included in eDiscovery Best Practices Website – (Ralph Losey)
  • Blind as a Cat: Lawyers vs. Native Production – Ball in your Court – (Craig Ball)
  • China: The Strengthening of Online Private Information Protection – (Roy Zou)
  • Congress Approves Five More Years of Warrantless Wiretaps – (Sharon Nelson)
  • Defendant Had Duty to Preserve Despite No Physical Possession of Documents – eDiscovery Case Law – (Doug Austin)
  • Defendant Not Entitled to “Delve Carte Blanche” Into Plaintiff’s Social Media Accounts – (Evan Brown)
  • Delaware Court of Chancery Issues Updated eDiscovery Guidelines | eLessons Learned – (Chris Borchert)
  • Delaware Court of Chancery Updates eDiscovery Guidelines – (Kevin Brady)
  • Denial of Discovery Sanctions without Explanation Requires Remand – (Gregory Joseph)
  • Do Companies Sue Competitors to Learn the Competitors’ Trade Secrets? (Keith Broady, Timothy Matson)
  • Document Retention: Practice what you Preach! eDiscovery Journal – (Babs Deacon)
  • eDiscovery Software Market Experiencing Accelerated Growth – (Andrew Bartholomew)
  • EXIF Data That Raises Privacy Issues May Also Facilitate Transactions – (Andrew Walsh)
  • Five Best Practices for Employers Addressing Social Media Use in the Workplace – (Cecile Martin)
  • FTC Amends COPPA, Gets Mixed Reviews – (IT-Lex)
  • FTC Concludes that Google Does Not Violate Antitrust Laws - (Peter Vogel)
  • Georgetown Part Three: Laughs About Logs and What Judges Don’t Like About You – (Ralph Losey)
  • HHS HIPAA Breach Settlement Is First Involving Fewer Than 500 Patients – (John Horan)
  • How to Lower eDiscovery Costs – (CIO Journal)
  • How to Understand Social Media Evidence – (Peter Vogel)
  • Is HP Right? Autonomy Corp Salesperson Shares Internal Emails - (Slashdot)
  • Legal Ethics and Retention of Electronic Data – (Nicole Black)
  • Legal Hold FAQ’s – Part II – eDiscovery Journal – (Mikki Tomlinson)
  • Mail Fraud — The Mail Must Actually Be Used to Further the Scheme to Defraud – (Rodger Heaton)
  • Master Bates Numbers in eDiscovery | Ball in your Court - (Craig Ball)
  • Michigan Becomes Latest State to Enact Social Media Privacy Law - (Michael Epshteyn)
  • Michigan’s New Law Multiplies the Challenges for Investigating Employees’ Social Media Misconduct – (Philip Gordon)
  • New Definition of Relevance in US eDiscovery? (Chris Dale)
  • New Illinois Rules Address Inadvertent Disclosure – Electronic Discovery Law (K&L Gates)
  • New Sedona Conference Developments Continue to Alter the eDiscovery Landscape – (Inside Counsel)
  • NLRB Sides with Employees Fired over Facebook Posts – (Michelle McGeogh, William Kennedy)
  • No Sanctions For “Extremely Unflattering Document And Data Management Practices” – (IT-Lex)
  • Patent Trolls Go After Everyday Technology Users - (Anna Biblowitz)
  • Remanded ‘Rambus’ Returns to Dismissal Sanction – (Michael Roach)
  • Sanctions for Violating Motion to Compel Production? Not Yet. – (Doug Austin)
  • Steps to Making the Defensible Destruction of ESI a Reality in 2013 – (Charles Skamser)
  • The Beginning for eDiscovery is the ‘E’ – (Tom O’Connor)
  • The Biggest Global Compliance Challenges for 2013  - (Alexandra Wrage)
  • The Global Impact of eDiscovery and Data Protection Laws in Germany – (Philip Favor)
  • The ‘Technology Assisted Review’  Year In Review – (@OrangeLT)
  • The Year in Review: ‘LTN’ Stories From 2012 – (Evan Koblentz)
  • UK – Huge Rise in Social Media ‘Crimes’ – (BBC News)
  • UK Sets Out Social Media Prosecution Guide – (World News Australia)
  • U.S. Tech Firms Facing Stronger European Data Protection Measures – (Natasha Miller)
  • Why Don’t We Just Use Google for eDiscovery? (Chris Dale)
  • Windows 8: Important Considerations for Computer Forensics and Electronic Discovery – (Larry Lieb)
Passwords:  Lips Moving?

  • A Pinteresting Conference: 2013 Intermountain eDiscovery Conference / Logo “Snapshot”  (9.26.13, SLC, UT) (@OrangeLT)
  • Dispelling Myths of Offshore Document Review (Podcast) – (Chris Dale)
  • Start-up Entrepreneur Andrew Sieja of kCura (Video) – (Tasty Trade)
  • Top Ten eDiscovery Cases in 2012 (Podcast) – (Karl Schieneman)

  • A 451 Research Update:  OrangeLT™ Silicon Slopes Strategy for eDiscovery – (David Horrigan)
  • Alexander Lewis Joins iCONECT as Regional Business Development Manager – (PR Web)
  • CDS Legal: Cross-Border eDiscovery: Moving Towards Practical Solutions - (Matthew Knouff)
  • D4 Selects Dell to Support Its Enterprise Storage Needs - (Press Release)
  • Daegis Extends Managed Document Review Center Locations for Coast-to-Coast Client Support – (Business Wire)
  • Deloitte Wins OpenText Global System Integrator of the Year Award – (PR Newswire)
  • Digital WarRoom, Metalogix Join for SharePoint, Exchange EDD - (Michael Roach)
  • Dolan Media Company: DiscoverReady Receives Relativity Orange-level Best in Service Recognition – (Press Release)
  • E-Discovery: CSI for the IT Professional – (PR Newswire)
  • Fifth Annual Intermountain eDiscovery Conference 2013 – (@OrangeLT)
  • Greg Tutelian Joins Renaissance Associates as Managing Director of Investigations – (Press Release)
  • Iris Data Services Earns Inc Magazine Hire Power Award – (PR Web)
  • Kroll Ontrack Advances the Practice of Data Wiping with the Launch of Ontrack Eraser 4.0 – (Press Release)
  • Kyruus Adds Endeca Founder and CEO Steve Papa to Strategic Advisory Board – (Press Release)
  • LegalTech® New York 2013 – An Orange Legal Technologies Update – (@OrangeLT)
  • LexisNexis buys Seattle IT Firm – (Joe Cogliano)
  • Navigant Consulting Announces Managing Director Promotions – (Business Wire)
  • OpenText to Report Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results on Thursday, January 24, 2013 – (Press Release)
  • Oracle, Xerox, Dell, CSC, Symantec Accused of Paying ZERO UK Tax -  The Register – (Paul Kunert)
  • Our Forecast for eDiscovery in 2013 | Xerox E-Discovery Talk – (Rachel Teisch)
  • Postal Service Pilots Next-Gen Authentication Tech – (Nicholas Hoover)
  • Relativity 7.5 Adds Processing, Aims for Enterprise Grade (PDF) (Katey Wood)
  • Sonian Joins Application Packaging Standard Ecosystem – (Marketwire)
  • The 451 Group Announces the Acquisition of Yankee Group – (Press Release)
  • Thomson Reuters to Acquire Practical Law Company – (Press Release)
  • United Nations Publication Describes Terrorist Use of Steganography – California Newswire – (Press Release)
  • Xerox Litigation Services:  Establishing A Defensible Approach To Technology-Assisted Review – (Stuart LaRosa)
2013 eDiscovery 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, 2013
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
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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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LawTech Futures
April 30, 2013
London, UK
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EDRM 2013-14 Kickoff Meeting
May 7-9, 2013
St. Paul, MN
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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
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ACC 2013 Annual Meeting
October 27-30, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
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