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).

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - August 7, 2013

Compiled by @ComplexD 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.

Weekly eDiscovery Top Story Digest Update

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eDiscovery Now for Legal Professionals

Providing legal professionals with a weekly overview of the latest developments, opinions and news in the field of eDiscovery.
  • $3.1 Million eDiscovery Vendor Fee Was Reasonable in a $30 Million Case -   (Ralph Losey)
  • 5 Reasons In-House Counsel are Reluctant to Make the Predictive Coding Leap -   (Joshua Rogaczewski, Yodi Hailemariam)
  • A Good Cause Metadata Nursery Rhyme – (Josh Gilliland)
  • Can a Search Suggestion Be Defamatory? (Revisited) - (John Gregory)
  • Committee Proposes To Narrow Spoliation Sanctions Under Federal Rule Of Civil Procedure 37(e)” (James Ryan)
  • Cross-Border Discovery and Privacy Gaps Widen Thanks to PRISM and Trolls -  (Chris Dale)
  • Data May Be Doubling Every Couple of Years, But How Much of it is Original?  (Doug Austin)
  • Department Of Justice Issues Revised News Media Subpoena Policies – (Jonathan Bloom)
  • Dispelling Five Popular Myths About eDiscovery Data Collection - (Andrew Bartholomew)
  • E-Discovery Primer: Using Review Databases To Minimize Costs - (John Addington)
  • Fifth Circuit Allows Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking - (@ITLexOrg)
  • Five Keys to Smartly Collecting Text Messages – (Mark  Lenetsky)
  • From Vintage to Modern: Changing the Face of Legal IT Software through the Cloud -  (Matt Spiegel)
  • How To Be an e-Discovery ‘Shark’ - (Brett Snider)
  • Judge Grimm’s Important Guidance on Social Media Evidence Authentication -  (John Patzakis)
  • Judge Orders Bickering Lawyers to Solve Their E-Discovery Dispute - (Victor Li)
  • Managing the Risks and Costs of eDiscovery in Products Liability Matters – (PDF) (Mayer-Brown)
  • Proposed Proportionality Amendment To Federal Rule Of Civil Procedure 26(b)(1)  - (James Ryan)
  • Recent Cases Show Predictive Coding Hasn’t Entirely Replaced Earlier Technology -   (Micheal Kozubek)
  • Simplifying the Legal Holds Process for Faster Digestion: Part 1 - (Tiffany Fox)
  • Social Media Discovery: Again, Relevance Is Key - (@ITLexOrg)
  • The “Other” Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure -  (Philip Favro)
  • What is a Near-Dupe, Really? (Bill Dimm)
  • Where There is Smoke, There Isn’t Necessarily Fire in E-Discovery - (Mike Hamilton)
  • ‘Vindictive’ Discovery Results in Huge Sanctions Against Lawyer and Client -   (ACEDS)


Actionable Intelligence for In-House Counsel

Providing in-house counsel with a weekly overview of significant legal and technology related stories centered around the corporate risk topics of compliance, information governance, privacy and security.
  • ACC Revamps Online Compliance Tool - (Rebekah Mintzer)
  • 5 Data Security Tips From The California Attorney General - (Amy Purcell)
  • 2013 Amendments to the DGCL and DLLCA - (Ariel Deckelbaum)
  • “2013 IT Spending Priorities… Survey Says…!” (Todd Watson)
  • CIOs Need to Eliminate Baggage, Focus on Business Needs - (Bert Latamore)
  • Compliance Needs Performance Standards and Credentials - (John Walsh)
  • Court Dismisses BitTorrent Defendants Wrongly Joined in Copyright Infringement Action - (Evan Brown)
  • Director Resignation: Monty Python Meets Corporate Governance - (Michael Peregrine)
  • Disclosure of Employment Equality Data “Necessary” under Data Protection Act | Focus on Regulation - (Jamie Potter)
  • Five Common Legal & Regulatory Challenges With Social Media – (Nick Hayes)
  • Five Tips to Consider for Enforceable Website Terms of Service - (Gina Rubel)
  • Government Requests for Personal Information Increasing – (Victor Li)
  • Instilling Ethics in a Compliance Program - (Michael Volkov)
  • Making Social Networks Remediate Defamation Enabled by Their Platforms - (Barry Sookman, Roland Hung, Sara Tebbutt)
  • Labor and Employment: Everyday Attorney-Client Privilege and Work-Product Ethics - (Greta Cowart, Scott Thompson, Dean Shaner)
  • One Law Firm’s Approach to Corporate Governance - (Zack Needles)
  • Pushing the Limits with Analytics - (Paul Bond, Frederick Lah)
  • Savonarola and the Need to Evaluate Compliance in Pre-Acquisition Due Diligence - (Thomas Fox)
  • Taking Legal Control of the Company Social Media Account | eMedia Law Insider - (Travis Crabtree)
  • The Prescription for Storing Data Safely in the Cloud - (Sheila Mackay)
  • The Record Counts: Properly Asserting and Explaining PRA Exemptions Before and During Litigation - (Lee Marchisio)
  • The Tensions And Overlaps Between Cyber And Data Security - (Kirk Nahra)
  • The World of Internet Threats Is Constantly Changing – (Don Blumenthal)
  • Transform Data from a Liability into an Asset - (Nick Patience)
  • Vendor Management for In-House Counsel – (Karen Neeley)


Vendor Clips for eDiscovery Practitioners

Providing eDiscovery practitioners with a weekly overview of relevant legal technology news and announcements as shared by industry vendors and commentators.
  • @Legal Discovery Expands Into New York City With New Offices and Staff - (@MarketWired)
  • Acaveo Adds Powerful Rules-based Data Migration with the Release of Smart Information Server 1.7 - (PR Web)
  • Attorney Kathryn Burke Mortensen Joins Xact Data Discovery - (@MarketWired)
  • BackOffice Associates® Releases the Data Stewardship Platform™ and Application Suite - (Business Wire)
  • Bird & Bird Installs Relativity In-House - (Press Release)
  • Can an E-Discovery Vendor Serve Two Masters? (Chris O’Brien)
  • Catalyst  Partners With Equanimity to Provide Technology and Legal Consulting - (@MarketWired)
  • Catalyst Unveils Predictive Coding ROI Calculator - (@MarketWired)
  • CommVault Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results - (Press Release)
  • Compliance Partners With Relativity to Strengthen eDiscovery Solutions - (Press Release)
  • “Datto Announces Integration of Kroll Ontrack PowerControls 7.0″ (ChannelPro SMB)
  • Derek Gascon Takes Helm of CGOC as Executive Director - (@CGOC_Council)
  • Digital Reasoning Sets Standard in Real-time Email Analytics for Risk and Compliance -  (Business Wire)
  • DoJ Approval of Predictive Coding in Anheuser-Busch InBev Merger to be Discussed @ Relativity Fest - (Chris Dale)
  • eDJGroup Presents Abstract on Asian eDiscovery Research - (Jason Velasco)
  • EDRM Introduces New Marketing Opportunities and Sponsorship Programs - (@Marketwired)
  • eMag Solutions, LLC Renews WBENC Certificate - (PR Web)
  • “EMC Marketing CTO Moves To VMware” (Joe Kovar)
  • EnCase App Central – Destined To Be A Game Changer - (Chet Hosmer)
  • eDiscovery – A Way of Reducing the Cost of Litigation – eDiscovery Insight - Norris)
  • Epiq Systems Announces Second Quarter 2013 Results Led by 64% Growth in eDiscovery Operating Revenue - (Press Release)
  • @EpiqSystems and @Exterro Partner to Help Corporate Clients Reduce eDiscovery Costs and Risks – (Press Release)
  • Extractiva Expands Imaging Functionality in PiranhaDox eDiscovery Software - (PR Web)
  • From Vintage to Modern: Changing the Face of Legal IT Software through the Cloud – @LegalIT - (Matt Spiegel)
  • FTI Consulting Announces Latest Version of Ringtail® E-Discovery Software with Predictive Coding - (PR Newswire)
  • Gartner: Cloud Contracts Require ‘More Transparency’ - (Polly Button)
  • Granite Legal Systems Adds Industry Veteran Dennis Kiker to Houston Office - (PR Web)
  • Guidance Software Reports 2013 Second Quarter Financial Results - (Business Wire)
  • Hi-Tech LPO Extends Streamlined Litigation Support Services - (Press Release)
  • Huron Consulting Group Announces Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results - (Business Wire)
  • Huron Consulting Group’s CEO Discusses Q2 2013 Results – Earnings Call Transcript - (Seeking Alpha)
  • Huron Consulting Group Stock Jumps on Second Quarter Performance - (Keith Stein)
  • Innography Adds Visualization Tools and Playbooks to IP Analysis - (Sean Doherty)
  • IproTech, Inc. Announces Release of Eclipse SE 2013 - (@MarketWired)
  • Iron Mountain Reports Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results - (Business Wire)
  • Judge Grimm’s Important Guidance on Social Media Evidence Authentication - @Patzakis)
  • kCura Releases Relativity Binders — an iPad App for Partner-Level Attorneys - (Globe Newswire)
  • McKenna Long & Aldridge signs Managed Services Agreement with Iris Data Services - (PR Web)
  • Mindseye eDiscovery Platform to Power Compliance’s Data Processing Services - (MarketWatch)
  • New Merrill DataSite® for Contract Management - (Business Wire)
  • New Solutions to Antivirus are Pushing Defense-in-Depth to the Network Edge - (Howard Halle)
  • Law Firm Info Management Leaders Author Industry How-To Guides for Improving InfoSec / Client Service - (Business Wire)
  • Law Technology News Spotlights Motorola Mobility’s In-House Lab for Legal Technology Innovation – (Press Release)
  • LexisNexis Formalises Long-term Relationship with Zylpha - (@LegalIT)
  • Pitney Bowes Announces Second Quarter 2013 Results - (Press Release)
  • Predictive Information Governance – The Time Has Come | @Recommind - (@Dean_Gonsowski)
  • QLogic Quits ASIC Switch Market in Latest Push to Cut Costs | @SiliconANGLE - (Maria Deutcher)
  • Seasoned eDiscovery Professional Joins TERIS/Phoenix as an Account Manager - (PR Web)
  • SFL Data Enhances Security Infrastructure to Protect Clients’ eDiscovery Data - (PR Web)
  • Snakes and Ladders | @Millnet - (Charles Holloway)
  • STEM Cells: ILTA’s Randi Mayes - (Monica Bay)
  • Symantec Reports Record June Quarter Revenue and Non-GAAP EPS - (@MarketWired)
  • Switching eDiscovery Solutions: 5 Things You Should Know - (Jen Wightman)
  • The Organization of Legal Professionals Appoints Five New Board Members - (PR Web)
  • The Masters Conference for Legal Professionals – September 18-19, 2013 - (@MastersConf)
  • UBIC, Inc. to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell - (Press Release)
  • UBIC, Inc. Filed Annual Report on Form 20-F With the SEC for the Year Ended March 31, 2013 - (Press Release)
  • Weekly Big Data Review: SQL Alternatives are All the Rage - (Maria Deutcher)

Industry Conferences, Events and Meetings

Providing industry professionals a non-all inclusive listing of key industry educational conferences, events and meetings.
American Bar Association Annual Meeting
August 8-13, 2013
San Francisco, CA
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ILTA 2013 Annual Conference
August 18-22, 2013
Las Vegas, NV
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E-Discovery for Corporate Market Conference
September 17 – 18, 2013
Houston, TX
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2013 Conference on Preservation Excellence
September 18-19, 2013
Portland, OR
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The Masters Conference
September 18-19, 2013
Washington, DC
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Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit North America
September 23 – 25, 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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Relativity Fest
October 6-8, 2013
Chicago, IL
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Gartner Symposium/ITxpo
October 6-10, 2013
Orlando, FL
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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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2013 EDI Leadership Summit
October 15 – 17, 2013
Santa Monica, CA
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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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E-Discovery for Corporate Market Conference
December 11 – 12, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
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