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, May 1, 2013

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 1, 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 
  • $2.8 Million Award for Predictive Coding Expenses in a Trade Secret Case | E-Discovery Law Today - (Ralph Losey)
  • 2012: A Year of Change for E-Discovery in Patent Cases - (Kamran Jivani)
  • Another Court Recommends Clawback Orders - (Joey Chindamo)
  • Are Prevailing Party Costs for eDiscovery Vendors Recoverable Under 28 U.S.C. § 1920? (Brett Duker, Franklin Zemel)
  • Court Agrees with Defendant that Preserving 5 Terabytes of Data is Enough – eDiscovery Case Law - (Doug Austin)
  • Court Forces Defendant to Come to Terms with Plaintiff Search Request - (Doug Austin)
  • Deploying Trainers in Technology-assisted Review (TAR) (Jen Wightman)
  • DUKE Conference on TAR – The Experts Convene - (Karl Shieneman)
  • e-Discovery Rules on the Brink of an Overhaul - (Jaclyn Jaeger)
  • Federal Court Authorizes Predictive Coding in Multi-District Prior to Centralization Order - (Bingham Greenebaum Doll)
  • Firm Secures Important E-Discovery Decision on Technology-Assisted Review - (Patterson Belknap)
  • Formal Opinion 2012:2 – Jury Research and Social Media - (New York City Bar)
  • How to Get A Judge to Say “Stern Measures Are Called For” - (Josh Gilliland)
  • In Praise of Proportionality: Judge OKs Predictive Coding After Keyword Search - (Bob Ambrogi)
  • In re Biomet: 2 x 2 = 5? (@ITLexOrg)
  • International Standard Project for eDiscovery Approved - (Steven Teppler)
  • Is Review Software Not Reasonably Accessible Because of Cost? (Josh Gilliland)
  • Litigation 101 for eDiscovery Tech Professionals: Appeals Process - (Jane Gennarelli)
  • Minnesota Amends Civil eDiscovery Rules - (Brendan Kenny)
  • Predictive Coding’s Erroneous Zones Are Emerging Junk Science - (Bill Speros)
  • Reasonable vs. Near Perfection: Court Rules for Tiered Predictive Coding Approach - (Mike Hamilton)
  • Technology-Assisted Review and Biomet: Approaches And Critiques -
  • The Confluence of Social Media, Lawyer Liability and Ethics - (Jett Hanna)
  • The Next Step for Technology-Assisted Review: Unlocking the Black Box - (Randall Burrows)
  • The True Cost Of Contract Attorneys Called Into Question - (Brandi Walkowiak)
  • The Ugly Truth About Document Review - (Sonya Sigler)
  • There’s No Need to Redo a Reasonable Technology-Assisted Review Process - (Stuart LaRosa)
  • Updating an E-Mail Law From the Last Century - (Somini Sengupta)
  • What Is The Maximum Recall In Re Biomet? (William Webber)
  • What Ocean’s Eleven and Judge Kozinski Can Teach Organizations About Confidentiality - (Philip Favro)
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  • 2013 Verizon Data Breach Report Is Out – Risks Increase – (Richard Santalesa)
  • Administering Arbitration Clauses in Online Terms of Service Agreements – Socially Aware Blog - (Sherman Kahn)
  • Data Breaches – Who is Causing Them, How, and What Can Companies Do About It? (Al Saikali)
  • Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2013 – (Jim DeLoach)
  • French CNIL Annual Report Shows Increased Complaints, Audits, Sanctions - (@HLPrivacy)
  • IAPP: Hustinx Emphasizes Accountability in Outlining Road Ahead for EU Regulation - (Sam Pfeifle)
  • ICE’s FOIA Requests Piling Up | The FOIA Project – (@foiaproject)
  • In M&A Litigation, Attorneys’ Fees Under Attack? (Catherine Dunn)
  • Intermountain Healthcare Settlement – Dangers of Hospital Agreements with Physicians - (@MichaelVolkov20)
  • Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and the Ghost of Quality King - (Martin Miller)
  • Mining Sector Investigations Spread To U.K. - (Richard Cassin)
  • NLRB Looks At Retaliatory Firings Based On Facebook Posts - (@ITLexOrg)
  • No Bad Faith Required for Adverse Inference If Preservation Is Required by Statute or Regulation - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Overtime Pay for Use of Cell Phone? (Peter Vogel)
  • Q&A: John Beisner on Multidistrict Litigation and Pharma Cases - (Terry Baynes)
  • Pharmaceutical Case Presents Novel Use of False Claims Act - (Terry Baynes)
  • Protecting America’s Workers Act: An Update of Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 - (N. Wilson, S. Ellard)
  • Publicly Available Social Media Monitoring and Situational Awareness Initiative Update (PDF) (U.S. Homeland Security)
  • RICO — Fraudulent Appraisal Sustains Mail Fraud-Based § 1962(c) Claim - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Rethinking Anti-SLAPP - (Scott Graham)
  • S&P Defends Itself Against the Justice Department – (Anna Biblowitz)
  • Some Companies Turn to Social Media to Disclose Financial Data - (New York Times)
  • The “Employee Tricked Me Into Firing Her” Defense : Social Media Employment Law Blog – (Michael Schmidt)
  • Total Carries Forward $398 Million for Possible FCPA Settlement - (Richard Cassin)
  • Typosquatting Claims Against Security Researcher Are Legally Complicated – Gioconda v. Kenzie  - (Venkat Balausbramini)
  • 2013 Financial Services Industry Compliance Benchmark Study (PDF) - (SAI Global)
  • Book Review: ‘Electronic Discovery for Small Cases’ - (Bob Ambrogi)
  • New Utah Rule 26: A Blueprint for Proportionality Under FRCP - (Philip Favro, Derek Pullan)
  • Survey of Federal Whistleblower and AntiRetaliation Laws (PDF) (Congressional Research Service)
  • The Anti-Spam Lexicon for New Email Admins - (Jeff Orloff)
2013 Events


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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