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, April 17, 2013

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - April 17, 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.

eDiscovery Updates
  • Appeals Court Upholds Decision Not to Recuse Judge Peck in Da Silva Moore – eDiscovery Case Law - (Doug Austin)
  • Connecting the Digital Dots to Catch the ‘Craigslist Killer’ – ABA Journal - (Mark Hansen)
  • Court Imposes Adverse Inference for Failure to Preserve Facebook – Electronic Discovery Law – (K&L Gates)
  • Da Silva Moore: Second Circuit Denies Petition for Writ of Mandamus Compelling Recusal of Judge Peck - (K&L Gates)
  • Emails Form Valid, Statute Of Frauds-Friendly, Real-Estate Option Contract -
  • “E-Merging”: Mergers and Acquisitions in Today’s Era of Big Data – (Michele Lange)
  • Evolving Judicial Attitudes Towards Predictive Coding Suggest It May Be Time To Retire The Defensibility Question - (Akiva Cohen)
  • FRCP 37 – A Balancing Act, Part II - (Erik Post, Jim Vint)
  • Federal Court in Manhattan “Likes” Service of Process via Facebook - (Madeleine Hensler)
  • Google Takes On FBI’s Warrantless Info Requests - (Ron Miller)
  • IRS May Be Sifting Through Email in Defiance of Court Order - (Erika Morphy)
  • IRS Thinks It Doesn’t Need A Warrant To Read Your Email - (Matt Sledge)
  • Industry Q&A: How are E-Discovery Tools Making Sense of Big Data? (Noelle Knell)
  • Is PredictiveCoding the Answer to Reducing the Costs of eDisclosure? The Lawyer - (James Kent)
  • Judge Peck’s Refuse to Recuse in ‘Da Silva Moore’ Remains After Appeal - (Monica Bay)
  • Law Firm Falls Victim to Phishing Scam, Sued by Bank (@SharonNelsonEsq)
  • Lawyers Wary of Use of Social Media for Disclosure - (Joshua Sisco)
  • Note to Counsel: Exhaust “Alternative Measures” to Restrict E-Discovery Parameters – (Mike Hamilton)
  • Of Course Search Engines Can’t Be Required To Hide Unflattering Legal Documents - (@ITLexOrg)
  • Pan-Pacific Data Privacy Laws And Regulations: Impact On US E-Discovery And Investigations - (Mukesh Advani)
  • Q&A with Information Governance “Guru” Barclay Blair - (Shelley Podolny)
  • New Developments in Cloud Computing and the Practice of Law | Xerox E-Discovery Talk  - (Paul Matthews)
  • Online Sales Tax Upheld In NY, Could Happen In Other States - (@ITLexOrg)
  • SDNY Rules that First-Sale Doctrine Does Not Apply to the Resale of “Used” Digital Media - (James Kang)
  • Second Circuit Vindicates Judge Peck and Judge Carter in Da Silva Moore -
  • Special Report: G.W. Bush’s 103.6 Million Missing Email Messages and the IT Archiving Challenge - (@DavidGewirtz)
  • Spoliation – The Sanction Should Have Some Correlation to the Degree of Fault - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Social Media Use as Evidence of Juror Misconduct - (Richard Raysman, Peter Brown)
  • Spoliated Evidence Keeps Plaguing TD Bank as New Fraud Victims of its Customer Await Turn in Court - (Robert Hilson)
  • The Diamonds in the Mud - (Kris Howarth)
  • The Duty To Preserve Social Media Information - (Michael Schmidt)
  • Project Management: The Human Hand That Guides E-Discovery - (Andy Mower)
  • What is Litigation Support? Database Administrator - (Amy Bowser-Rollins)
  • When Deactivating Your Facebook Account Becomes Intentional Destruction of eEvidence - (Catherine Kiernan)
  • Yet Another Request for Facebook Data Denied – eDiscovery Case Law - (Doug Austin)
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2013 Events


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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Information Governance & eDiscovery Strategy Exchange
May 5-7, 2013
San Diego, CA
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Inside Counsel – 13th Annual Super Conference
May 6 – 8, 2013
Chicago, IL
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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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MER ’13 – The National Conference on Managing Electronic Records
May 20 – 22, 2013
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LegalTech West Coast
May 21-22, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
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The Fifteenth Annual International Techno Security Conference
June 2-5, 2013
Myrtle Beach, SC
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7th Annual Governance and eDiscovery Summit
June 12-13, 2013
Sydney, Australia
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International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law
June 10 – 14, 2013
Rome, Italy
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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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EDRM 2013-2014 Midyear Meeting
October 9-11, 2013
Saint Paul, MN
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October 17-18, 2013
Orlando, FL
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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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KMWorld 2013
November 6-8, 2013
Washington, DC
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The Advanced eDiscovery Institute
November 21-22, 2013
Washington, DC
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