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).

Friday, August 2, 2013

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - July 31, 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.
  • 5 Reasons In-House Counsel are Reluctant to Make the Predictive Coding Leap - (Joshua Rogaczewski, Yodi Hailemariam)
  • A Better Way to Find Crucial Digital Evidence - (Eddie Sheehy)
  • Can an E-Discovery Vendor Serve Two Masters? (Chris O’Brien)
  • Circuit Split Exists Regarding Costs Of eDiscovery Under 28 U.S.C. § 1920(4) – Ryan)
  • Citing the Lack of a Clear Distinction between the Two Tiers of Discovery, Court Adopts “Practical Approach” for Addressing Disputes over Scope - (K&L Gates)
  • Come and Take It: Free Corpus to Test E-Discovery Tools - (Craig Ball)
  • Court Compels Discovery of Plaintiff’s Facebook Posts as Relevant – eDiscovery Case Law - (Doug Austin)
  • Court Denies Employer’s Access to Social Media Posts in FLSA Collective Action, Sends Warning – (Sara Hutchins Jodka)
  • Document Review Decision Logs: Maximize the Value of this Simple Project Management Tool - (Amy Hinzmann)
  • eDiscovery: A Front-Row Seat – Five Judges at the Forefront of Electronic Discovery - (Lisa Holton)
  • FINRA Proposes eDiscovery Changes to its Discovery Guide for Customer Cases - (Bob Ambrogi)
  • Grocer Sanctioned for Not Preserving Audio Record - (Victor Li)
  • Good Processing Requires a Sound Process – eDiscovery Best Practices - (Doug Austin)
  • If you Secretly Record and Then Fire an Employee, Don’t Tape over the Tape –
  • Instagram Federal Class Action Over User Terms Dismissed; Plaintiffs Switch to State Court - (Alan Pate)
  • Interview with Laura Zubulake: A Decade of eDiscovery - (PDF) (Peter Coons)
  • Kaleida’s Scope: Plaintiff & Defendant Have Same Consultant - (Miro Casstta)
  • Litigating Litigation Holds - (@ITLexOrg)
  • Opinion: Ruling Puts Limits On Computer Searches – (Monique Ferraro)
  • Plaintiff’s Backyard Summer BBQ of Her Computer Leads to Sanctions | E-Discovery Law Today - (Ralph Losey)
  • “Possession, Custody or Control” of Text Messages on Employees’ Personal Cell Phones – (Jay Yurkiw)
  • Predictable? — DOJ Approves Use of Predictive Coding in AB InBev-Grupo Modelo Merger Investigation - (Robert Brown)
  • Present at the Creation – Six Important eDiscovery Trailblazers - (Alan Cohen)
  • Privileged Documents: How To Not Inadvertently Produce Them - (Denio DiFrancesco)
  • Rule 26(e) Right to Supplement Does Not Permit a Filing Designed to Cure a Deficient Expert Report - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Spoliation Sanctions: The Tide is Turning, Goliath is Smiling - (Ralph Losey)
  • Supreme Court Urged to Overturn Discovery Sanction Against Jordan Bank - (Victor Li)
  • The Files are Already Electronic, How Hard Can They Be to Load? – eDiscovery Best Practices - (Doug Austin)
  • The Need for a More Active Judiciary in eDiscovery - (Philip Favro)
  • Stored Communications Act Does Not Apply to Unauthorized Access to Previously Opened Emails - (K&L Gates)
  • Understanding eDiscovery Deployment Options - (Joel Jacob)
  • Understanding the Scope of the Duty to Preserve - (Josh Gilliland)


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.
  • 5 Tips for Avoiding Email Compliance Traps - (Alexandra Wrage)
  • 6 Ways to Improve In-House Compliance Training - (Ryan McConnell, Gerard Sonnier)
  • 2013 Mid-Year FCPA Update - (Lisa Alfaro)
  • Colombia Adopts Regulations to Implement its Data Protection Laws – (Littler)
  • CIOs Issue Social Media Privacy Best Practices Guide – (Eric Chabrow)
  • Corporate Lawyers Say ‘Perfect Storm’ of BYOD, Big Data Engulfing Legal Departments - (ACEDS)
  • Email Signature Ruled Valid to Enforce Settlement - (Joel Stashenko)
  • First Day of Work: An Employment Lawyer’s Perspective on Onboarding - (Daniel Schwartz)
  • Five Employment Issues Facing Retailers - (Daniel Pugen)
  • Five Hackers Charged in Biggest Cyber Crime Case in U.S. History – (Ashley Post)
  • FTC Releases Updated Guidance on New COPPA Rule - (Shelton Abramson)
  • German DPAs Halt Data Transfer Approvals - (Hunton & Williams)
  • How Much “Competition,” If Any, Is Required To Establish Standing In Lanham Act False Advertising Cases - (Proskauer)
  • Ignorance Is Risk: Impact of NSA Monitoring Technologies On Attorney-Client Communications - (Thomas Clarke, Lael Andera)
  • Law Firms: How Are You Securing Your Clients’ Information? | Data Security Law Journal - (Al Saikali)
  • Limit Your Risk of Being Sued for Withholding Bonus Payments | The In-House Advisor - (Shep Davidson)
  • Litigation Finance: What Do Judges Need to Know? (PDF) (Bert Huang)
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Holds Police Must Obtain Warrants for Cell-Phone Tracking Data - (Jared Klaus)
  • Release of 2012 Records Management Self-Assessment (PDF) (Arian Ravanbakhsh)
  • Rhode Island “Ban the Box” Law On Employment Application Criminal History Inquiries - (Rod Fliegel, Jennifer Mora)
  • SEC Policy Requires Admission of Wrongdoing - (Sue Reisinger)
  • The Clock is Ticking to Comply with the New Export Control Regulations - (Doreen Edelman)
  • The Job of a Compliance Officer is to Tell the Truth - (Michael Scher)
  • The Moral Responsibility of the General Counsel – (Sue Reisinger)
  • The Privilege Is All Mine: What Happens To A Corporation’s Attorney-Client Privilege In Bankruptcy? (Bob Eisenbach)
  • Three Out of Four Social Networkers are Logging in on Company Time, Ethics Resource Center Reports (@CCI_Compliance)
  • Think Storage is Cheap? Think Again - (Anthony Diana, Therese Craparo)
  • Visualization of World’s Biggest Data Breaches & Hacks | Information Is Beautiful - (David McCandless)
  • When Do Investigations Invade Privacy? (Philip Segal)
  • Which Citizens Are Under More Surveillance, U.S. Or European? (Tom Gjelten)


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.


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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