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 24, 2013

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - April 24, 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


  • Are We on the Cusp of Major Changes to eDiscovery Rules? (Henry Kelston)
  • Changes to Federal eDiscovery Rules Could Be Coming Within a Year - eDiscovery Trends - (Doug Austin)
  • Clawback Agreements to Eliminate the Burden of Privilege Review - (Josh Gilliland)
  • Court Rules that Ex-Employee Keeps LinkedIn Content and Contacts - (Peter Vogel)
  • Defining and Driving 'Info Governance' In Era of Cloud and 'Big Data' (@DavidHorrigan, Carl Lehmann, @AlanPelzSharp)
  • Delaware Court Of Chancery Announces Rule Changes And New Discovery Guidelines - (Leo Stine)
  • Disputed Search Terms - Beware Of The Booleans! (@ITLexOrg)
  • eDiscovery Costs Taxable For "Preparation And Duplication", Not For "Intellectual Effort" - (@ITLexOrg)
  • New eDiscovery Guide to Help IT Pros in Gathering Electronic Evidence - (Gordon Smith)
  • NJ Federal Judge Issues Adverse Inference Instruction Due to Plaintiff's Failure to Preserve Facebook Info - (Gibbons)
  • In re: Biomet – Doing the Math on Court Approved Multimodal Review - (@ITLexOrg)
  • In re: Biomet - Read Both Sides' Predictive Coding Memos - (@ITLexOrg)
  • "Inadequate" Litigation Holds Can Result in Spoliation Sanctions (PDF) (Bryan Cave)
  • Indiana Federal Court OKs Jump-Start on Predictive Coding - (Monica Bay)
  • Manhattan Court Allows Facebook Service For Foreign Defendants - (@ITLexOrg)
  • Math and Statistics for Lawyers When Using Technology-Assisted Review - (Eric Robinson)
  • NY Courts Address eDiscovery Of Social Media Data - (Brendan Schulman, Samantha Ettari, Lisa Neunder)
  • Preservation Duty Triggers: Recent Case Law Adds to the Confusion - (Mike Hamilton)
  • Reinventing the Wheel: My Discovery of Scientific Support for “Hybrid Multimodal” Search - (@RalphLosey)
  • Spoliation of Social Media Evidence: New Jersey Court Cracks Down | Socially Aware Blog - (Emily Huters)
  • The Borg Challenge: The Complete Report - (@RalphLosey)
  • The Ugly Truth About Document Review - (Sonya Sigler)
  • Volume, Expense Insufficient To Show ESI Is Inaccessible, "Rather, The Cost Or Burden Must Be Associated With Some Technological Feature That Inhibits Accessibility - (K&L Gates)
  • Want to Save Your Metadata in Collection? Robocop(y) to the Rescue! – eDiscovery Best Practices - (Doug Austin)
  • What You Don’t Know About Secure eDiscovery - (Moti Rafalin)
  • Yahoo! Responds to Subpoenas in Good Faith, Immune Under the Stored Communications Act - (Tonya Gisselberg)


  • 3 Recent FCPA Statute of Limitations Lessons - (Alexandra Wrage)
  • 12 Ways to Achieve Efficiency and Speed in Arbitration - (Gary McGowen)
  • Arbitrator Did Not Exceed His Powers By Awarding Perpetual License In All IP Rights For Video Game - (Jay Yurkiw)
  • Are You Ready for Health Care Reform? (April Escamilla)
  • BYOD Opens Doors for Employers, Employees and Developers - (Aamir Lakhani)
  • Commissioner Brill to States: Data Brokers Aren't Going to Regulate Themselves - (Paul Bond, Christine Nielsen)
  • Cyber Security and Data Privacy Outlook and Review: 2013 - (Gibson Dunn)
  • Cybersecurity: Selected Legal Issues (PDF) (Congressional Research Service)
  • Data Breach Lawsuits – Revisiting the Risks - (Al Saikali)
  • European Privacy Regulator Issues Important Opinion on the Use of Apps - (Karin Retzer)
  • FCPA: Statute of Limitations for Civil Enforcement Actions - (Deming PLLC)
  • Just Do It: Encrypt Portable Electronic Media Devices - (Linda Terner)
  • How to Protect Against Outside Counsel Overbilling - (Steven Barentzen)
  • Limiting Litigation Risks from Privacy and Data Security Missteps - (@HLPrivacy)
  • RICO Causation: Regression Analysis Aggregate Evidence Satisfies Daubert - Shifting Burden of Proof - (Gregory Joseph)
  • SEC Releases Guidance On Application Of Regulation FD To Social Media Channels - (Akin Gump)
  • She Posted What? Increased Legal Scrutiny For Using Social Media in Hiring Decisions - (Aaron Lubely, Candace Bertoldi)
  • The Year in Hacking, by the Numbers - (Nicole Perlroth)
  • US Cloud Providers' Safe Harbor Guarantees Do Provide Adequate Data Protection to EU Businesses - (Pinsent Masons)
  • Why You Should Register Domain Name Before Publicly Announcing the Marketing Phrase - (Evan Brown)
  • April Edition of Notable Cases and Events in eDiscovery (PDF) (Sidley Austin)
  • Codes of Conduct for Multinational Corporations: An Overview (PDF) (James Jackson)
  • Formal Opinion 2012:2 - Jury Research and Social Media - (New York City Bar)
  • Good Practice Guide to eDiscovery in Ireland - (eDiscovery Group of Ireland)
  • Kramer Levin Electronic Discovery Update - Spring 2013 - (Kramer Levin)
  • Social Media Use by In-House Counsel at All-Time High – 2013 (Adrian Dayton)
2013 Events


Document Strategy Forum
April 29 – May 1, 2013 Greenwich, CT
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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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SEPTEMBER Fifth Annual Intermountain eDiscovery Conference – 2013
September 26, 2013
Salt Lake City, UT
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OCTOBER EDRM 2013-2014 Midyear Meeting
October 9-11, 2013
Saint Paul, MN
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ACEDS 2013 Corporate E-Discovery Summit
October 10-11, 2013
San Francisco, CA
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Innovate 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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