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, September 4, 2013

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views – September 4, 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.
  • Achieving eDiscovery Excellence By Collaborating Throughout The Organization - (Dan Torano)
  • An eDiscovery Case Study: Introduction - (Doug Austin)
  • Board-Level Preparation For Radical Transparency - (Mary Mack)
  • Court Finds No Spoliation (or Sanctions) For Deleted E-Mails - (Brett Anders)
  • Court Warns “Continuing Problems” with Document Production Will Result in Order to Retain an eDiscovery Vendor - (K&L Gates)
  • ‘Da Silva Moore’: Judge Peck Urges Rejection of 3rd Complaint Re-do - (Monica Bay)
  • Defined Scope and Date Range – Judge Calls Discovery Request a Fishing Expedition - (@LucidDataInc)
  • Discovery Processing Costs Not Recoverable - (Ian Clement)
  • Does Technology-Assisted Review Help in Reviewing Productions? - (John Tradennick)
  • Does Technology-Assisted Review Work for ‘Hot’ Documents? (John Tredennick)
  • E-Discovery: The Key to Cost-Effective Corporate Due Diligence Reviews - (Krist Werling, Kari Prochaska)
  • eDiscovery’s eVolution Akin To Disney’s Fantasia - (Robert Brownstone)
  • Facebook Messages Admissible under Traditional Evidence Rules - (Lisa Hasday)
  • Fake Emails, Failed Hard Drives And More In High-Drama Lawsuit - (@ITLexOrg)
  • Handle Technology-Assisted Review With Care - (Gabriela Baron, Amanda Jones)
  • How Big is Your ESI Collection, Really? (Doug Austin)
  • ILTA13 Wrap-Up: A Savage Journey Into the Heart of the Legal-Techno Dream - (Drew Lewis)
  • ILTA 2013 – Resistance is Futile! (Albert Barsocchini)
  • ILTA Conference 2013 – Session Materials and Downloads - (ILTA)
  • Judge Says Search Warrants for E-mails Must Be ‘Limited’ - (Somini Sengupta)
  • Introduction to Predictive Coding (PDF) (Herb Roitblat)
  • Judge Scheindlin Blasts Proposed FRCP Amendments in Unconventional Style - (Matthew Nelson)
  • Juggling Apples: Proportionality & Estoppel - (Josh Gilliland)
  • Microsoft’s Lessons for the eDiscovery Industry - (John Patzakis)
  • New ITC eDiscovery Rules for Patent Infringement Investigations - (Matt Miller)
  • Overview of Proposed Amendments of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure  - (Josh Gilliland, Jason Krause)
  • Peck, Parties and Predictive Coding - (@ComplexD)
  • Poor Plaintiff’s Counsel, Can’t Even Find a CAR, Much Less Drive One - (@RalphLosey)
  • Predictive Coding: Insights from Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) Annual Meeting - (Wystan Ackerman)
  • Predictive Coding’s Murky Waters; Ruling in In re Biomet Stirs Interesting Debate - (Christopher Yoshida)
  • Proportionality in ESI Spoliation Sanctions and Facebook Discovery - (Mark Berman)
  • Reinforcing the Requirements of the Discovery Checklist – (Andrew King)
  • Relevancy Ranking is the Key Feature of Predictive Coding Software - (@RalphLosey)
  • Scheindlin Reverses Magistrate Judge Ruling, Orders Sanction for Spoliation of Data – (Doug Austin)
  • Second Known Lawyer eDiscovery Malpractice Case Spotlights Adequacy of Service Provider Supervision - (ACEDS)
  • Service Of Process Via Facebook Still Carries Due Process Concerns | IT-Lex - (Rachel Paxton-Gillilan)
  • Subpoenas Seeking Identifying Information and Login Data Associated with Email Addresses Did Not Violate First Amendment of Privacy Rights” (@JayYurkiw)
  • The Oracle Has Spoken Anew: Judge Scheindlin Issues New eDiscovery Decision | IT-Lex - (Melinda Levitt)
  • Updated Through August 31, 2013: Technology-Assisted Review: From Expert Mentions to Mainstream Coverage - (@ComplexD)
  • When eDiscovery Meets Big Data, Can Case Analytics Be Far Behind? (Dera Nevin)


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.
  • Add an Extra Layer of Password Verification to Help Safeguard your Data and Accounts - (Dennis Kennedy)
  • Accessing A Public Website Doesn’t Violate The CFAA, Unless You’re Hiding Your IP Address - (@ITLexOrg)
  • Against Reinvention: More Forward Not Backward - (Marc Lauritsen)
  • Anti-Corruption Due Diligence in M&A: Are Enforcement Authorities Moving Toward More Flexible Approach? (Joan Meyer)
  • Antitrust Year In Review: U.S. - (Russell Wofford)
  • Are Legal and Regulatory Concerns Preventing UK Financial Service Companies From Harnessing Social Media? (Susan McLean)
  • Bring in the FBI: Your Paranoia Is Justified - (Monica Bay)
  • CFTC Adopts Final Rule Amendments for CPOs and CTAs - (Sullivan & Cromwell)
  • China’s Regulation on Personal Data Use by Commercial Websites Takes Effect Sept. 1 - (Jun Wei)
  • Cloud Computing Options With Dropbox, Box, and ShareFile - (Ruth Carter)
  • Competitor That Copied Website Design and Content May Be Liable For Infringement  - (Evan Brown)
  • Court Finds Non-Public Facebook Posts Are Covered By The Stored Communications Act - (Sara Hutchins Jodka)
  • Europe’s Definition of Data Security Breach - (Benjamin Wright)
  • Federal Court Finds No Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in Computer Files Shared on Public Network - (@Hunton_Privacy)
  • First Circuit Categorically Bars Cellphone Data Searches Incident To Arrest - (Alain Leibman)
  • Forensic Experts Discuss Key FCPA Issues And Compliance Strategies - (Rocco deGrasse, Jonathan Zdimal)
  • Healthcare IT Struggles to Keep Up With Mobile Health Demands – (Brian Eastwood)
  • HIPAA Update: Omnibus Rule Changes to Marketing and Sale of PHI - (Jarrod Pearson)
  • How A Ruling Shapes A $160 Million Class Action Settlement - (Gerald Maatman, David Ross)
  • Law Departments Are Keeping eDiscovery Inside the Firewall - (Patrick Oot)
  • Legal Concepts Every Social Media Marketer Should Know: Rules of the Road for Online Advertising - (Fernando Bohorquez)
  • Liability for Sending Texts to a Driver is Bad Law – (Andrew Hinkes)
  • NIST Releases Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework - (Kristen Eischsehr)
  • New Jersey Court Says One Can Be Liable For Sending a Text That Causes an Auto Accident - (Evan Brown)
  • NJ Court’s Decision Provides Roadmap For Access To Employees’ Restricted Social Media Content - (Philip Gordon)
  • NJ Federal Court: Password Protected Facebook Posts Covered By Stored Communications Act - (Bradley Shear)
  • SCCBA High Technology Law Section: Beware Protective Order Violations! (Matte Poppe)
  • Sprechen Sie Patents? (Lisa Shuchman)
  • Strategies For Leveraging Legal Research Technology To Improve The Bottom Line And Efficiency - (Lydia Flocchini)
  • Technology: Risks to Brand Protection When Advertising Through Social Media - (Neal Gerber Eisenberg)
  • The EU seeks Strengthening of Safe Harbor Rules - (Philippe Bruno)
  • The New Landscape of Children’s Online Privacy - (Katrina Robson, Jeannine Tang)
  • Three Ways to Create a Culture of Compliance in the Age of Information Governance – (Scott Whitney)
  • U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Under Fire - (Cynthia O’Donoghue)
  • What Do Law Department Chief Operating Officers Do? (Audrey Rubin)


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.
E-Discovery for Corporate Market Conference
September 17 – 18, 2013
Houston, TX
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The Masters Conference
September 18-19, 2013
Washington, DC
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2013 Conference on Preservation Excellence
September 18-19, 2013
Portland, OR
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
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Relativity Fest
October 6-8, 2013
Chicago, IL
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October 6-8
Nashville, TN
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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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LegalTech New York, 2014
February 4-6, 2014
New York, NY
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March 27-29, 2014
Chicago, IL
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May 13-15, 2014
Washington, DC
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ILTA 2014
August 25-28, 2014
Nashville, TN
Click here for more information.

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