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 30, 2013

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - January 30, 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

  • Accidents:  Busted! How Happy Accidents Help Forensic Examiners Prove Data Theft – (Craig Ball)
  • As SEC Pushes for Hard Drives, Defense Lawyers Balk – (Reuters)
  • Assisted Review Update: One Year of Technology-Assisted Review Headlines – (@OrangeLT)
  • Be Wary of Sharing: Anonymous P2P User’s Motion to Quash Subpoena Denied – (Alexander Lawrence, Matthew Galeotti)
  • China Sets Non-Binding Guidelines on Collection and Processing of Personal Data – (Pinsent Masons)
  • Court’s Broad Definition of “Control” Requires Litigation Hold Include Independent Agents – (Catherine Kiernan)
  • Delaware Ruling Gives Judicial Push to Predictive Coding Technology – (Michael Kozubek)
  • Disclosure Costs – Can Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) Be the Hero of the Big Bang? (Judy Lee)
  • Discovery on the Go – (Alan Cohen)
  • Directions:  Leveraging On-Premises Software and Private Hosted Platform for eDiscovery Review - (Daniel Lim)
  • Court Finds Duty To Preserve Documents In Physical Possession Of Third-Parties – (@ITLexOrg)
  • Federal Judge in Illinois Denies Media Group’s Motion to Intervene Under FRCP 24(b) – (Lauren Winchester)
  • First, Do No Harm – (Monica Bay)
  • GC Focus | 2012: The Year of Technology-Assisted Review - (Shahzak Bashir)
  • Global Aerospace Predictive Coding Results Approved by Judge - (Chris Dale)
  • Information Governance: Not Just Hype - (Leigh Isaacs)
  • Internet Jurisdiction – French Court vs. Twitter - (Peter Vogel)
  • Is Predictive Coding Better than Human Document Review? (Debra Cassens Weiss)
  • Journey into the Borg Hive: Parts Three - and  Four - (Ralph Losey)
  • Judges and Social Media Don’t Mix Either – eDiscovery Trends - (Doug Austin)
  • Litigant And His Lawyer Fined For “Cleaning Up” Facebook Page - (@ITLexOrg)
  • My Key Word Searches are Better than Your Predictive Ranking Technology – (John Tredennick)
  • New Companies Ordinance Restricts Personal Data Access of Directors and Company Secretaries - (G. Kennedy)
  • “Our Journey – Selecting a Review Platform for eDiscovery ” (Julie Brown)
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rescinds Rules of Evidence And Adopts Restyled Rules of Evidence - (Wendy Rothstein)
  • Perceived Risks Associated with Technology-Assisted Review - (Eric Robinson)
  • Seven Reasons To Work Directly With Your eDiscovery Vendor In The New Year – (Andre Guilbeau)
  • Social Media Geolocation Provides Critical Evidence – Including Admissible Hearsay – (John Patzakis)
  • Sixth Circuit Spoliation Standards for Adverse Inference Instruction - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Taming the Big Data Beast with Technology-Assisted Review – (Rachel Teisch)
  • Technology-Assisted Review Increases Efficiencies, Drives Cost Savings - (Eric Robinson)
  • The Case for Native – (Craig Ball)
  • To Claw Back Profits from Vendors, Some Law Firms are Bringing eDiscovery In-House – (Robert Hilson)
  • UK: Publication of Jackson Regulations is ‘Starting Point’ of 1 April Reforms, says Expert - (Pinsent Masons)
  • Vermont Issues Significant eDiscovery / Fourth Amendment Decision – (Benjamin Dryden)

  • A Focus On DOJ FCPA Individual Prosecutions – (Mike Koehler)
  • Canada’s Tough Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Moves Closer to Being Effective – (Donna Ruscitti)
  • Five Key Takeaways For Employers Confronting The Massive, Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule - (Philip Gordon)
  • FFIEC Proposes Social Media Guidance - (Mike Nonaka)
  • Guide to Privacy Law Compliance - (Lotha Determan)
  • NLRB Reverses Precedent; Strips Employers of Economic Leverage During Contract Negotiations - (Hunton & Williams)
  • Proposed FFIEC Guidance on Financial Institution Social Media Use - (Craig Hoffman)
  • Regulatory: Conflict Management for Inside Counsel - (Jonathan Hughes)
  • Sins of our Marketers: SMS, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and Strict Liability – (Paul Paray)
  • The Challenges of Protecting Organizational Reputational Risk in a Digital Social Media World – (David Martin)
  • The Cost of Compliance – (Tina Seymour)
  • The Essentials Of Enterprise Risk Management – (James Deloach)
  • The Final HIPAA Rule: Conduits, Agents, and Subs — Oh My! (John Barnes)
  • The HIPAA Final Rule Is a Game-Changer for Breach Notification – (Theodore Kobus)
  • The NLRB Hits Just Keep Coming. This Time, Possible Front-Pay - (Kristy Kunisaki Marino)
  • You Fired Me, So Now I Can Compete – True or False? Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Report – (Cliff Atlas)
  • You Think Your IP Is Worth Something? Prove It – (Michele Riley, Lynton Markham)
  • When Reporting on Risk to the Board, Skip the PowerPoint – (Ryan McConnell)
  • 10 eDiscovery Technology Trends That Are Rising to Prominence in 2013 - Preimesberg)
  • Former Solicitor General Theodore Olson Discusses 2013′s Biggest Supreme Court Case—His. (Colin O’Keefe)
  • Unfiltered Orange – Cartoons: The Old Days Before Cloud Computing -
  • Are Universal Social Engagement Standards Possible? – The BrainYard – (Dion Hinchcliffe)
  • Can Europe’s Hi-Tech R&D Bet Pay Off? (Gary Flood)
  • Google Sees Growing Government Demand For User Data – Government - (Thomas Claburn)
  • Kia Motors Tests Corporate Counsel Tech Skills - (Casey Flaherty)
  • Software Licensing: Computer Programming Language is not Copyrightable, says High Court Judge – (Pinsent Masons)
  • Tape Storage Finds New Life in the Enterprise and Beyond - (Stephen Lawson)
  • The Evolution of KM from Content to Tools to True Productivity - (Ron Friedmann)
  • Twitter Launches Transparency Report site on Data Privacy Day – (@ProjectCounsel)

  • A Plea to LegalTech Vendors and Panelists Talking Technology-Assisted Review! (Gil Keteltas)
  • Accelerating Review: The Right First Move with the One Decision® Document Review Accelerator from OrangeLT™ – (@OrangeLT)
  • ALPHALIT Releases E-Predict to Offer Clients a Common Sense Solution to Predictive Coding - (Press Release)
  • Avansic’s New eDiscovery Tool | i2E – Innovation to Enterprise  - (Kirby Lee Davis)
  • BIA eDiscovery to Offer Best Practices at LegalTech for eDiscovery Problem of Over-Collection - (PR Newswire)
  • Bridgeway Unveils New Maturity Assessment Model – (Press Release)
  • Catalyst and Index Engines Partner to Deliver InfoGovernance and Legacy Content Management (Press Release)
  • Catalyst and Paragon Digital Imaging Services Team Up to Bridge the Discovery Gap for Texas – (Marketwire)
  • Catalyst to Unveil Advanced Predictive Coding Tool and Enhanced Cloud-Based eDiscovery Tech at LTNY - (Marketwire)
  • Churn Among Senior Management Hits LPO Pioneer Integreon – (N. Shivapriya)
  • Cloud-based eDiscovery Newcomer cicayda Launches fermata Legal Hold Management Offering - (PR Log)
  • Cloud9Discovery Previews OnDemand Mobile Version, Announces Free Trial at LTNY 2013 – (Press Release)
  • Concept Searching Releases Top 10 Blogs of 2012 - (PR Web)
  • Daegis Continues Software-as-a-Service Transition in CEO Shuffle - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Digital War Room to Exhibit at LegalTech 2013 - (PR Web)
  • DiscoverReady Launches Samplyzer™ Tool to Simplify Statistical Sampling in E-Discovery – (@LegalIT)
  • DTI Company LitWorks Launches New eDiscovery Specialist Training Training Academy – (Press Release)
  • eDepoze Launches Paperless Deposition System with iPad Interface - (PR Web)
  • eMag Solutions Becomes Relativity Premium Hosting Partner - (PR Newswire)
  • Epiq Systems to Participate in William Blair & Company’s Electronic Discovery Summit on January 29 - (Announcement)
  • Ernst & Young LLP Announces Predictive Coding for eDiscovery, Investigations – (PR Web)
  • First Advantage Litigation Consulting Hires Dave Moylan as Chief Operating Officer – (Press Release)
  • FTI Consulting Launches Ringtail Version 8.3 at LegalTech – (Sean Doherty)
  • Got Technology-Assisted Review? A Short List of Providers and Terms – (@ComplexD)
  • Guidance Software to Announce 2012 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Financial Results – (Marketwire
  • HP Autonomy Strengthens eDiscovery Solution with New Information Governance Capabilities – (PR Newswire)
  • IBM Gains as Software Shift Helps Profit Forecast Beat Estimates - (Sarah Frier)
  • Inovitech Launches A New eDiscovery Project Management Solution - (PR Web)
  • IproTech Launches New, Modernized Brand Logo – (Marketwire)
  • Ipro to Unveil Revamped Enterprise Products at LegalTech New York 2013 – (Marketwire)
  • Iris Releases ISIS – Managed Service Software (Automated Evidence, Storage, Project Tracking) (PR Web)
  • Kroll Ontrack and Hudson Legal Form Partnership to Deliver High Quality, Low-Cost Ediscovery Results – (Business Wire)
  • Latest Symantec CEO’s ‘Revolution’ Could Axe 1,000 Jobs - (Paul Kunert, Chris Mellor)
  • Lathrop & Gage Reaches a Verdict on Modern Data Management with Commvault Simpana – (Press Release)
  • Law Firms Versus Service Providers? (Barry Murphy)
  • LexisNexis Overture for LegalTech New York - (Sean Doherty)
  • LLM Releases Innovative Innovative TAR: Superior Usability, Unsurpassed Customization – (Press Release)
  • Open Text Management Discusses Q2 2013 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – (Seeking Alpha)
  • NDi Completes Merger with BitSec Global Forensics™ – Yahoo! Finance - (PR Newswire)
  • Nuance Buys Competitor Copitrak and a Lawsuit - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Nuix Adds TAR, Hires Autonomy’s Baron - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Nuix 4.2 Release Empowers eDiscovery Practitioners to Deliver Better Results, Faster – (@LegalIT)
  • Nuix Launches Nuix Luminate Platform to Bring Light to Dark Data – (Business Wire)
  • Product Review: Catalyst Insight - (Brett Burney)
  • Product Review: Encase Forensic 7 – (Sean Doherty)
  • Recommind Announces “EasyUpload” eDiscovery For Linking Counsel and Regulatory Authorities – (Press Release)
  • Recommind Announces Sponsorship of LegalTech for Tenth Consecutive Year – (Press Release)
  • RenewData Launches Language-Based Review Acceleration Offering - (@LegalIT)
  • Spilling the Beans - (Craig Ball)
  • Squire Sanders Wins LTN Innovation Award Using Equivio Predictive Coding Technology – (PR Newswire)
  • Streamlined Discovery: 451 Research Releases Report on AccessData – Streamlined eDiscovery Platforms – (Business Wire)
  • Symantec CEO on Reorg: “Our System is Just Broken” - (Ellen Messmer)
  • Symantec Delivers Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 2013  - (Press Release)
  • ThoughtFarmer 6: Social Intranet Gets Archiving for User-Generated Content – (Barry Levine)
  • Trusted Data Solutions to Exhibit at LegalTech New York 2013 – (PR Newswire)
  • TyMetrix and Exterro Partner to Streamline Legal Matter and E-Discovery Management – (PR Web)
  • UBIC North America, Inc. Introduces Version 6.0 of its LIT I VIEW ™ eDiscovery Solution - (PR Web)
  • US SEC selects Recommind for eDiscovery | Legal Technology Insider – (Charles Christian)
  • Venio Systems Releases Mobile App as Part of Integrated e-Discovery Solution – (PR Web)
  • Viewpointe’s Information Governance Platform Addresses Critical eDiscovery Challenges – (Business Wire)
  • Xerox Legal Services Expands eDiscovery Sales Team with Key Appointments – (Press Release)
  • Zapproved’s LegalHold Pro Introduces HoldLink(TM) Connectors and MigrationPack(TM) – (Press Release)
2013 eDiscovery Events


LegalTech New York 2013
January 29-31, 2013
New York, NY
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Managing eDiscovery in New Zealand
February 13, 2013
Auckland, NZ
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The Sedona Conference® - eDiscovery Cooperation Training
February 21-22, 2013
Phoenix, AZ
Click here for more information.

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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LawTech Europe Congress 2013
October 21 - 22, 2013
Prague, Czech Republic
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ACC 2013 Annual Meeting
October 27-30, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
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