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, February 13, 2013

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - February 13, 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

  • 4 Tips on Cost Effectively Responding to a Litigation Hold - (William Eveland, Christopher Naveja)
  • 5 Tips to Handle eDiscovery in a Crisis - (Jonathan Redgrave)
  • Blind Reliance on Vendor for Discovery Results in Sanctions – eDiscovery Case Law – (Doug Austin)
  • Call to Number Assigned to Business Is Self-Authenticating, But Not to Number Posted on Extinct Website - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Coming to Terms with Defensible Disposal; Part 1 - (Bill Tolson)
  • Court Awards Sanctions for eDiscovery Violations, Including Wrongful Certification Pursuant to Rule 26(g) – (K&L Gates)
  • Clawback Order In Action – Rajala v. McGuire Woods, LLP - (@ITLexOrg)
  • eDiscovery & Nursing Home Litigation: What You Need To Know – (Rochelle Nunez)
  • eDiscovery in Cross-Border Litigation, Part VI - (Daniel Garrie)
  • Electronically Stored Information in Litigation (PDF) (Timothy Chorvat, Laura Pelanek)
  • Georgetown Study Warns Law Firms That Major Change Is Afoot - (Sara Randazzo)
  • Global Aerospace Case Highlights Need For Predictive Coding Education - (Karl Schieneman)
  • In a Lurid Story of eDiscovery and Ham, Judge Tells Parties to Pay For Forensic Expert to Sort through Data – (LexisNexis)
  • In an Electronic World, Always Use the Paper Trail - (Stephen Bauer)
  • In Broad Ruling, US Judge Sanctions Party for Relying on Vendor in Cross-Border Case – (Robert Hilson)
  • Intelligent Review? Now We’re Getting Somewhere! (Michelle Kovitch)
  • International eDiscovery Standard Delayed - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Journey into the Borg Hive: Part Nine - (Ralph Losey)
  • Judge Peck Does It Again! 2013 Proclaimed “Year of Information Governance” – (Dean Gonsowski)
  • Litigation 101 for eDiscovery Tech Professionals: Settlement – (Jane Gennarelli)
  • New York Takes Step Toward Expanding eDiscovery Conference Requirement – (Chris O’Brien)
  • Predictive Coding and eDiscovery Providers: A 120-Second Survey - (@ComplexD)
  • Q & A With the Men Who Made the EDRM Mold: Tom Gelbmann and George Socha – (Philip Favro)
  • Service of Process by Facebook? Not Just Yet! (Joseph Rosenbaum)
  • Standards for Exclusion of Untimely Expert Report under Rule 37(c)(1) - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Stored Communications Act Limits Production of Google Emails – (Doug Austin)
  • Survey of GC and CIOs Predicts a Major Role for Predictive Technology - (Bob Ambrogi)
  • Technology Assisted Review: A Spectrum of Choices - (Cat Casey)
  • Technology-Assisted Review: What We Learned: Legal Tech NY 2013 - (Richard Stout)
  • The 20 Stages of Litigation - (Kelli Clark)
  • The Interdependence of Data Governance and eDiscovery - (Jeff Fehrman)
  • Understanding and Authenticating Evidence from Social Networking Sites (PDF) (Heather Griffith)
  • Washington State Senate Proposes Ban on Mandatory Disclosure of Employee Social Networking Passwords – (Scott Schaefers)
  • Who Owns Your Twitter Account? (Arianna Gleckel)
  • Will eDiscovery Swallow The Judicial System? (William Ruskin)
  • Zubulake Revisited: Shifting Standards in eDiscovery - (Michelle Lange)


  • 10 Steps To Take When Hiring From A Competitor : Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog – (Peter Steinmeyer)
  • Applying Risk Tools to a Strategic Technology Plan – (Rebecca Thorkildsen)
  • Broker-Dealers Really Need to Handle Confidential Information Better. . . Or Else – (Ernest Badway
  • Data Security Breaches Mainly Involve Outsourced IT Service Providers, According To Trustwave Report – (Pinsent Masons)
  • Expected Developments in Securities Laws in 2013 - (Katayun Jaffari, Andy McCarthy)
  • EU: Commission Adopts New AML Proposals on Group-Wide Data Sharing – (Data Guidance)
  • EU DPAs May Be Overruled by Commission Under New Regime - (Hogan Lovells)
  • EU’s New Cybersecurity Directive Orders States To Set Up Emergency Response Teams – (Ingrid Lunden)
  • European Court of Human Rights Decision on Copyright and Freedom of Expression – (Simon Fodden)
  • Florida Issues New Rules For Lawyer Websites - (@ITLexOrg)
  • Hewlett-Packard and the Art of Finance - (Karen Berman, Joe Knight)
  • Labor: Should You Use Social Media To Screen Job Applicants? (Tina Maiolo)
  • Online Relationships – Catfish On The Table – Social Media Employment Blog – (Michael Schmidt)
  • Quadrophenia and Four Compliance Issues - (Thomas Fox)
  • SEC Not Backing Down in Fight Against Chinese Auditors - (Terence Healy, John Tan, Jennifer Achilles)
  • Sen. Rockefeller Hears CEO Support for Cybersecurity Legislation - - (Catherine Dunn)
  • Study Shows Employees Steal Corporate Data and Don’t Believe It’s Wrong – (Marketwire)
  • UK Court Rules Criminal Records Checks System Breaches Human Rights - (Hunton & Williams)
  • U.K. Regulator Is Looking Into Autonomy’s Pre-HP Books – (Arik Hesseldahl)
  • Upjohn Warnings: The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same - (James McGrath)
  • We Are Spending Too Much Time Surfing Web For Personal Reasons at Work. What To Do About Cyberloafers? (Brian Hall)
  • What Does 2013 Have In Store for Government Contractors and Their Lawyers? (Louis Victorino, Jonathan Aronie)
  • Inconsistent Responsiveness Determination in Document Review: Difference of Opinion or Human Error? (PDF) (Maura Grossman, Gordon Cormack)
  • New FCPA Resource Guide – (Deloitte)
  • The Privacy Legal Implications of Big Data: A Primer - (David Navetta)
  • Top 5 eDiscovery Case Summaries – February 2013 – (Kroll Ontrack)
  • Weekly “Quick 10″ Corporate Risk Review Stories – 2.8.13 (@ActionableINT)
  • A Practicing eDiscovery Litigator’s Perspective on LTNY 2013 – Baker Hostetler’s Gil Keteltas - (LXBN)
  • Demands of E-Discovery Technology Drives the Creation of New Software – (LXBN)
  • eDiscovery Best Practices: A Staged Look At Process And Law - (@OrangeLT)
  • LPOs ‘Weaponizing’ Predictive Coding for Own Use, Says Expert Kevin Colangelo – (ACEDS)
  • New Security Standards? (Cartoon) (@OrangeLT)

2013 eDiscovery Events


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
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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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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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