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, December 19, 2013

Weekly eDiscovery Top Story Digest – December 19, 2013



While this will be the last news update for 2013 (returning the first week of 2014),  follow live daily news updates during the holiday season with @ComplexD on Twitter.  Happy Holidays.

Weekly eDiscovery Top Story Digest Update

News-eDiscovery-Now - Cropped 48x48eDiscovery Now for Legal Professionals

Providing legal professionals with a weekly overview of the latest developments, opinions and news in the field of eDiscovery.
  • Amphastar Hit for Discovery Violations in Patent Dispute - (Sheri Qualters)
  • Court Declines to Compel Identification of Seed Set, Encourages Cooperation - (K&L Gates)
  • Bridging the Global Information Governance Gap - (Image & Data Manager)
  • eDisclosure – A Guide to Your Obligations – (Jennifer Price, Edward Shaw)
  • Electronic Evidence: Spreadsheets are not Expert Evidence – Slaw – (John Gregory)
  • Emails Considered “Abandoned” if Older than 180 days | eDiscovery 101 - (Bill Tolson)
  • Exploratory Analysis: A Critical Litigation Tool - (Herb Roitblat)
  • Federal Judge Deals Blow to NSA’s Phone Data Collection Program –
  • FINRA Amendments to Discovery Guide: Need-to-Know Info for Claims - Wertman)
  • Harnessing the Beast: Litigation Readiness for Big Data – (Deborah Jillson)
  • In Re: Biomet M2A – Info and Orders - (Northern District of Indiana – United States District Court)
  • In Computer-Assisted Review, Human Judgment Comes - (Herb Roitblat)
  • In the World of BigData, Human Judgment Comes Second, The Algorithm Rules - (John Tredennick)
  • Kroll Ontrack Recaps eDiscovery 2013 With a Google+ Hangout (David Horrigan)
  • Moneycase: Should Your Law Practice Be Run Like a Baseball Team? (Doug Austin)
  • My (Google) Hangout with the eDiscovery Experts - (Michele Lange)
  • New Jersey Case Highlights The Limits Of Privilege Waivers - (@ITLexOrg)
  • Predictive Coding and Proportionality: A Marriage Made In Heaven - (Ralph Losey)
  • Predictive Coding: Making It Work - (Barclay Blair)
  • Proposed Changes May Make the Discovery Process Harder - (Inquisitr)
  • Rebuttal: EDRM Is a Model of Collaboration in Action - (Robert Rohif)
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes – Dark and Dusty Data and Risk Your Organization Already Owns - (James Sherer)
  • Spoliation:  Destruction of One of Many Identical, Allegedly Infringing Machines after Adverse Party Has Examined It Causes No Prejudice and Does Not Constitute Actionable Spoliation – Hage Aaronson)
  • Standardizing eDiscovery Cost Redux - (Casey Flaherty)
  • Technology: Auto-Delete and the Not-So-Safe Harbor - (Gareth Evans, Lauren Eber)
  • The Evolving Role of E-Discovery Neutrals - (Allison Skinner)
  • The Rise of Predictive Coding for Pharmaceutical Companies - (Jessica Kykora)
  • Transparency of Process No Peril to Work Product | Ball in your Court - (Craig Ball)
  • With Google Glass, It’s All About Context - (Gant Redmon)
  • Without Meet and Confer Approval of Triangulating Approach, Defendant Ordered to Supplement Production - (Doug Austin)

ActionableINTActionable 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.

VendorClipsVendor 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.
  • 25% of Cloud Providers ‘Will Be Gone’ Within a Year - (Channel Partners)
  • 2013 Year in Review: Courts Get “Back to Basics” as Rule Amendment Efforts Swell - (Business Wire)
  • A “Save Everything” Document Retention Policy is not a Defense to Evidence Spoliation - (NightOwl DMS)
  • Attorney-Client Emails Don’t Always Have Their Privileges - (@LLMinc)
  • Brill Street Announces Top 50 Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent in Chicago - (Press Release)
  • Catalyst Adopts Perceptive Document Filters to Achieve Powerful, Simplified E-Discovery - (PR Web)
  • CPA Global appoints Alasdair Marnoch as Chief Financial Officer - (Press Release)
  • Daegis Major Shareholder Austin & Greenhouse Da Marxe Sells 1,107,619 Shares (DAEG) - (American Banking News)
  • Daegis Simplifies Data Ingestion and Analytics in Latest Release of Daegis Edge - (WSJ)
  • DataSift Launches Vedo To Help Enterprises Channel The Big Social Data Firehose - (Ingrid Lunden)
  • Even Though 79% Think Big Data Will Improve Decision Making, One-Third Have No Big Data Plans - (@EMCCorp)
  • iCONECT Announces Protected Trust as a Cloud Partner - (Press Release)
  • KPMG Achieves Record Global Revenues for FY13 - (Zawya)
  • Laozi not Lousy: A Modern Day Argument for Predictive Coding - Landry)
  • “Law Firm Tackles the Unsearchable with contentCrawler” (Image & Data Manager)
  • LegalTech® New York 2014 – An OrcaTec Update - (@OrcaTec)
  • LexisNexis Builds “Near Dupe” Technology Into Concordance Evolution at No Additional Cost to Users - (Business Wire)
  • NARA Moved Email to the Cloud at ‘Lightning Speed’ - (Rutrell Yasin)
  • New Recruitment Method: Buy Out Companies - (Marisse Silver Sweeney)
  • Managed Review and Internal Investigations: Global Transportation Example with over 1 TB of Data - (Black Letter Discovery)
  • McNee Rejoins Integreon as Document Services Global Head of Business Development  - (PR Newswire)
  • Midsize Insider: Cloud Computing: From Servers to SaaS - (Marissa Tejada)
  • Merrill Corporation Leverages Ricoh Solutions to Deliver Accurate, Confidential Documents - (@Marketwired)
  • New Global Forensics and Collections Capabilities from TrustPoint International - (@TrustPointIntl)
  • Oklahoma University Selects Digital WarRoom WorkGroup Integrated Electronic Discovery Software - (PR Web)
  • Passware Enhances FileVault2 Decryption – Yahoo Finance -  (PR Newswire)
  • QDiscovery Doubles Revenue, Head Count in 2013 – (@Marketwired)
  • Recommind Makes Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, Again - (Marlisse Silver Sweeney)
  • Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals and Jordan Lawrence Announce Alliance – (PR Web)
  • When Symantec’s Away… 28-Year-Old Asigra Becomes ‘Overnight’ Cloud Backup Success – The Register - (Chris Mellow)
  • Xact Data Discovery Expands Offshore Operations / Second Location in India - (Press Release)
  • Xybion Announces Availability of Migration Solution for SharePoint 2013 - (PR Web)
  • Yahoo CEO Mayer Apologizes For Mail Outage That She Says Affected 1% Of Users - (@TechCrunch)
  • ZL Technologies Recognized as a Top Government Technology Solution Provider - (@Marketwired)

Calendar-48x48Industry Conferences, Events and Meetings
Providing industry professionals a non-all inclusive listing of key industry educational conferences, events and meetings.
Information Governance, Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence 2014
January 28-31, 2014
Tampa, FL
Click here for more information.
LegalTech New York, 2014
February 4-6, 2014
New York, NY
Click here for more information.
LegalTech Asia SummitMarch 3, 2014
Hong Kong
Click here for more information.
E-Discovery Conference for the Small and Medium Case
March 14, 2014
University of Florida, Levin College of Law
Click here for more information.
2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference
March 14, 2014
Auckland, New Zealand
Click here for more information.
March 27-29, 2014
Chicago, IL
Click here for more information.
2nd Annual Consortium on Litigation, Information Law and E-Discovery
April 20, 2014
New York, Chicago, San Jose
Click here for more information.
The 14th Annual Super Conference (Inside Counsel)
May 12-14, 2014
Chicago, IL
Click here for more information.
May 13-15, 2014
Washington, DC
Click here for more information.
Access Data User’s Conference
May 13-16, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
Click here for more information.
ILTA 2014
August 25-28, 2014
Nashville, TN
Click here for more information.
Relativity Fest
October 12-15, 2014
Chicago, IL
Click here for more information.

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