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, January 8, 2014

Weekly eDiscovery Top Story Digest – January 8, 2014



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.
  • 2013 eDiscovery Year in Review: Part 1 - (Cecil Lynn, Lauren Schwartzreich)
  • 2013 eDiscovery Year in Review: Part 2 - (Cecil Lynn, Lauren Schwartzreich)
  • Adverse Inference and Monetary Sanctions Warranted for Failures to Issue Litigation Hold, Monitor Preservation - (K&L Gates)
  • Amendments to Mass. Rules of Civil Procedure Address eDiscovery – Boston Bar Journal – (Stephany Collamore)
  • Avoiding the “Shiny Object” Syndrome in eDiscovery Technology Purchases - (Peter Mercer)
  • Developing And Testing Search Terms In eDiscovery - (Anthony Diana, Therese Craparo, Daniel Fisher)
  • eDiscovery in 2013 – Waiting for Godot, Closing Kimonos, and Your World Doesn’t Just Seem Bigger - (BakerHostetler)
  • E-Discovery Cost Drivers - (John D. Martin, Heyward D. Bonyata)
  • eDiscovery Requests have Skewed the Playing Field – Product Liability Advocate - (Dan Braude)
  • Exploratory Analysis: A Critical Litigation Tool – An Interview - (Herb Roitblat)
  • Federal Agencies Lack E-Discovery Savvy - (Richard Walker)
  • Government Sector eDiscovery: Deloitte’s Latest Findings + Infographic - (Charles Christian)
  • In Re: Biomet Order Addresses Hot Button Predictive Coding Issue – (Matt Nelson)
  • Judge Declines to Levy Sanctions for ‘Spoliation’ - (Jan Wolfe)
  • Key eDiscovery Cases in December – Technology Law Source - (Jay Yurkiw)
  • Lower Long-Term eDiscovery Costs, Smarter Data Management - (David Canfield, John Connell)
  • Plaintiff’s Attorney’s Fee Request Slashed: From Simple Case to Discovery Nightmare – (Doug Austin)
  • Predictive Coding: Revolutionary or a Fading Trend? (Joseph Fantani)
  • Proposed Federal Rules Will Discourage Document Dumps - (Blank Rome LLP)
  • Rethinking Negotiating Strategies for Predictive Coding - (Ali Waheed)
  • Reducing Discovery Challenges within Cross Border Litigation - (Brad Mixner)
  • Sanctions Imposed for Inadequate Implementation of Litigation Hold - (K&L Gates)
  • Stanford Researchers: It Is Trivially Easy to Match Metadata to Real People - (Rebecca Rosen)
  • Technology: Self-Collection is Not Always the Fox Guarding the Henhouse - (Gareth Evans)
  • Technology: What’s Next for Predictive Coding? (Drew Lewis)
  • The Ongoing Battle of David and Goliath in the Legal Profession - (Ralph Losey)
  • Top 10 Legal Hold and Data Preservation Opinions of 2013 - (@LegalHoldPro)
  • Update – Technology-Assisted Review: From Expert Mentions to Mainstream Coverage - (@ComplexD)
  • Use Predictive Coding As an Information Governance Tool – (Rebecca Shwayri)
  • Vendor Voice: Controlling eDiscovery Prices Is Crucial - (William Potter, Andrew Stein)


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.
  • 6 Steps to Improve Mobile App Privacy – (Min Lee)
  • 7th Edition of Kroll’s Global Fraud Report – Introduction - (Kroll)
  • 10 Value Questions Inside Counsel Should Be Asking Themselves – In Search of Perfect Client Service - (Patrick Lamb)
  • Bill Prohibiting Pre-Employment Credit Checks Introduced in Senate -
  • Can Employers Use Employee’s Posts To Social Media As Basis For Employment Decisions? (Anthony Zeller)
  • Companies are Unprepared for Cross-Border Investigations, Reveals KPMG Survey - (KPMG)
  • Does Your 2014 ‘To Do’ List Include Updating Your Company’s Trade Secret Protections? (Paul Monsees)
  • Equipment Old and Not Inspected? You Might Get Sued - (Angela Hunt)
  • Five Steps To Master Big Data and Predictive Analytics in 2014 - (Ben Kerschberg)
  • For EEOC, a Mixed Bag in 2013 – (Jenna Greene)
  • French DPA Issues Guidance on Cookie Consent Allowing Flexibility - (@HLPrivacy)
  • How GCs Are Shaking Up the Legal Landscape - (Sue Reisinger)
  • IT & Internet Mistakes That Will Get You Fired | Internet, Information Technology & e-Discovery Blog - (Peter Vogel)
  • New Years Resolution Idea: Update Your Privacy Policy | eMedia Law Insider - (Travis Crabtree)
  • Opening the Privacy Files - (Cheryl Miller)
  • SEC And DOJ Officials Discuss FCPA Enforcement Trends And Priorities – (Wynn Segall, Nicole Sprinzen)
  • Social Media for Financial Institutions – Final Guidance | Privacy & Security Matters - (Amy Malone)
  • Social Media Guidance Issued For Financial Institutions - (Jason Gavejian)
  • Technical Challenges Related to the “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law” (PDF) (Mike May, Andrew Russell)
  • The 10 Most Controversial Regs of 2013 - (Ben Goad, Julian Hattem)
  • The Use of Trademark Protection Mechanisms under New gTLD System | China Law Insight - (Din Xianjie)
  • Timely Filing of Patent Applications: Lessons Learned from Michael Jackson and Smooth Criminal - (Richard Mescher)
  • Websites Work To Comply With California’s Do Not Track Law - (Fox Rothschild)
  • What To Expect In 2014 From The SEC’s Enforcement Division – Securities Compliance Sentinel - (Joshua Horn)
  • “With Multiple Employers, Who Is Liable?” (Angela Hunt)

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.
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
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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
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May 13-15, 2014
Washington, DC
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Access Data User’s Conference
May 13-16, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
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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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