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, August 14, 2013

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - August 14, 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.
  • 10 eDiscovery Tips for Judges | Ball in your Court - (Craig Ball)
  • A Technical Explanation of Near-Dupes – eDiscovery Tutorial - (Doug Austin)
  • Discovery Sanctions — Rule 37 — Meaning of “Substantially Justified” - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Easy Encryption for Email – Not an Oxymoron - (Catherine Sanders Reach)
  • eDiscovery Costs Prediction: It’s Time to Share - (Casey Flaherty)
  • eDiscovery: The Value of Predictive Coding in Internal Investigations - (Alison Nadel, Daniel McGuire, Erica Wenniger)
  • Employer Sanctioned for Unexplained “Missing” Hard Drive - (Bret Anders)
  • Ex-Employee Accused of Fraud Hit With eDiscovery Sanctions - (Victor Li)
  • HIPPA & Social Media in Discovery | Bow Tie Law’s Blog – (Josh Gilliland)
  • Kansas Task Force Issues District Court E-Discovery Guidelines - (Victor Li)
  • ‘Facebook Laws’ May Hinder Workplace Investigations - (Alexander Nemiroff, Laura Martin Scales)
  • Plaintiff Needs More Than “Mere Hope” to Discover Defendant’s Personal Info – eDiscovery Case Law - (Doug Austin)
  • Of Production, Privilege, and Petabytes: Evolving Possibilities of TAR - (Kimberly Johnson)
  • Proposed Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to be Published for Public Comment - (K&L Gates)
  • Sanctions for Spoliation of Evidence - (Peg Koesel, Tracey Turnbull)
  • Suggested Predictive Coding Protocol: OrcaTec Document Decisioning Suite (PDF) - (Herb Roitblat)
  • Technology-Assisted Review: The Role of Artificial Intelligence (PDF) - Basile)
  • The Evolution of Technology in Litigation Document Discovery – (David McMahon)
  • The Top 3 Forensic Data Collection Myths in eDiscovery - (Matthew Nelson)
  • There’s More to TAR Than Litigation - (Laura Kibbe)
  • Uninformed Attorneys Are Not in Kansas Anymore – eDiscovery Trends - Austin)
  • Why a Receiving Party Would Want to Use Predictive Coding? (Ralph Losey)


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.
  • 10 Inconvenient Truths About Law Firm Compliance – (Donna Boehme, Joseph Murphy)
  • Amendments to SEC Rules Regarding Broker Dealer Financial Responsibility and Reporting -  (J. Van De Graaf, A. Badash)
  • Caution: Waste Can Be Hazardous to Company Health - (Sherry Karabin)
  • Cloud Computing Transactions Are The New “Wild West” Sales Tax Frontier - (Steven Bryde)
  • Court Dismisses EEOC’s Background Check Lawsuit Based On Reliance On “Laughable” Expert Report - (Seyfarth)
  • Does Linking to Content Infringe Copyright? (Evan Brown)
  • Fair Uses Big and Small in Recent Copyright Cases - (Matt Kellogg)
  • How Much Third Party Due Diligence is Enough? - (Matteson Ellis)
  • How to Comply with Laws That Protect Personal Data in the Middle East - & Watkins)
  • FERC: Proposed Rule Changes On Communications – Natural Gas Pipelines and Electric Transmission Ops - (Linda Evers)
  • First Blow to EEOC’s Effort to Enforce Broad Criminal Background Check Rules – (Rebecca Bennett)
  • In-House Counsel as Cybersecurity First-Line Defenders - (Alice Lin Geene)
  • IP: 5 Ways To Reduce the Risk of Privacy Breach Claims - (Karen Bromberg)
  • Finance: Learning to Price Nonhourly Legal Services - (Paul Bellows, Al Conti)
  • NLRB Again Has Social Media Policies In Its Crosshairs - (James Goodfellow)
  • Litigation Privilege Immunizes Lawyers from Fraud Actions - (Oran Whiting)
  • Regulatory: Unknowing Company Executives Held Responsible for FDCA Violations – (Michael Lampert, Alison Fethke)
  • Smart Regulation: A Worthy and Achievable Goal - (Andrew Liveris)
  • Sunshine Act Data Collection Checklist : Gateway FDA – (Maureen Monaghan)
  • The NIST Cybersecurity Framework: The Only Game in Town? (Timothy Nagle)
  • When Managers and Social Media Collide - (Sara Hutchins Jodka)


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.
  • A System One Division to Use MindsEye for EDD Processing - (Katherine Montgomery)
  • AccessData To Continue Support For iBlaze - (Barry Murphy)
  • AccessData - Unveils Digital Forensic Endowment Program for U.S., State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies - (PR)
  • Actiance and BDI Partner to Reveal the True Value of Social Media For Financial Services - (Press Release)
  • Catalyst Unveils Predictive Coding ROI Calculator - (@MarketWired)
  • Epiq Systems and Exterro Partner to Help Corporate Clients Reduce eDiscovery Costs and Risks - (Press Release)
  • Equivio Themes: Shifting The eDiscovery Focus Back To Lawyers Looking For Evidence - (Chris Dale)
  • Exchange’s Litigation Hold? (Greg Buckles)
  • Former President & CEO of Symantec Enrique Salem Joins DocuSign Board of Directors - (Business Wire)
  • Forrester: Survey Data Dispels ‘Myths’ About Software Industry Trends in 2013 | PCWorld - (Chris Kanaracus)
  • FTI Consulting Reports First Quarter 2013 Results - (Press Release)
  • Hot Developments Among eDiscovery Vendors | @LegalTalk Network - (@SharonNelsonEsq, John Simek)
  • HP Autonomy Strengthens Information Governance Portfolio with HP Records Manager 8.0 - (Press Release)
  • HP Consolidates Record Management Applications | PCWorld - (@Joab_Jackson)
  • Huron Education Podcast Identifies the Challenges of Effort Reporting and Tips for Managing Them - (PR)
  • IBM Forms Alliance with Google, Mellanox, NVIDIA, and Tyan to Boost Chip Unit – OpenPower - (Saroj Kar)
  • IBM Furloughs Hardware Workers for a Week to Cut Costs • The Register - (Timothy Morgan)
  • ILTA - Charges Into the Future - (Monica Bay)
  • ILTA’s Legal Technology Future Horizons Project Launches Industry-wide Survey - (@LegalIT)
  • Insider Buying: Guidance Software Major Shareholder Acquires 48,013 Shares of Stock (GUID) - (Watch List News)
  • Iron Mountain Announces Debt Offering and Amends Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility - (Business Wire)
  • LDiscovery’s Anthony DeJohn Obtains Relativity Analytics Expert Certification From kCura - (Press Release)
  • LexisNexis® Acquires WorldCompliance, Provider of Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance Solutions - (Press Release)
  • LPO: Integreon Eyes Australian In-House Market - (Gina Bombosch)
  • McAfee CTO Expected to Join Department of Homeland Security - (Victor Li)
  • “McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Installs Relativity Firm-Wide” (Press Release)
  • Meet Marc Jenkins: cicayda’s eDiscovery Knowledge Strategist – (@cicayda)
  • Merrill Corporation Opens new Singapore Office to Serve Southeast Asia - (Press Release)
  • Mindseye eDiscovery Platform Boosts Platinum IDS’ Data Processing Power - (PR Web)
  • Morgan Stanley Recognized by HP for Enterprise Information Strategy - (Press Release)
  • Nextpoint Patents Cloud Computing Technology for eDiscovery and Trial - (PR Web)
  • Research Group Claims eDiscovery Market to Reach $9.9B in 2017 - (Sean Doherty)
  • SFL Data Adds Bob Oster to Advisory Board and Investor Group - (Press Release)
  • The 2013 Market Leaders: Nexidia Named 2013 Market Winner by @SpeechTech in Speech Analytics – (Speech Technology)
  • The Cybersecurity Framework: Identification, Collaboration, and Proactive Defense – (Alex Andrianopoulous)
  • UBIC, Inc. Reports Unaudited Fiscal Year First Quarter 2014 Ended June 30, 2013 Financial Results – (Reuters)
  • Welcome to NightOwl Discovery as a Sponsor of the eDisclosure Information Project - (@ChrisDaleOxford)

Industry Conferences, Events and Meetings

Providing industry professionals a non-all inclusive listing of key industry educational conferences, events and meetings.
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
Click here for more information.
The Masters Conference
September 18-19, 2013
Washington, DC
Click here for more information.
Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit North America
September 23 – 25, 2013
Las Vegas, NV
Click here for more information.
Fifth Annual Intermountain eDiscovery Conference – 2013
September 26, 2013
Salt Lake City, UT
Click here for more information.
Relativity Fest
October 6-8, 2013
Chicago, IL
Click here for more information.
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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