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 15, 2014

Weekly eDiscovery Top Story Digest – January 15, 2014




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.
  • Alberta Employer Slapped For Reviewing Former Employee’s Web-Based Email - (Gary Clarke)
  • Cloud Storage Front-And-Center In High-Profile Accounting Case - (Carter McMillan)
  • Discovery Difficulties Presented by Cloud Computing - (Michael Nolan)
  • E-Discovery Trends for 2014 - (Ajith Samuel)
  • EDRM UTBMS eDiscovery Code Set Calculator - (Doug Austin)
  • Email May Constitute ‘Signed Writing’ within Statute of Frauds - (Joseph Hage Aaronson)
  • Encryption Challenges Move to the Cloud - (John Moore)
  • Forensic Computer Examination is Where the Rubber Hits the (Off) Road - (Brian Faller)
  • How Many Documents in a Gigabyte? An Updated Answer to that Vexing Question - (John Tredennick)
  • Is Random the Best Road for CAR? Or is there a Better Route to Your Destination? (John Tredennick)
  • Judge Upholds Border Search of Laptop against Constitutional Challenge – (Paul Kelly)
  • Litigation Hold Extends to Third Party Independent Agents - (Scott Thomas, Scott St. Amand)
  • Preservation Letters Protected By Privilege In Defamation Action - (@ITLexOrg)
  • Six eDiscovery Predictions for 2014, Part One – eDiscovery Trends - (Doug Austin)
  • Six eDiscovery Predictions for 2014, Part Two – eDiscovery Trends – (Doug Austin)
  • Sprawling US Sanctions Ruling Ventilates Growing Perils of Mobile eDiscovery - (@ACEDSonline)
  • Split Decision between Plaintiff and Defendant Regarding Search Terms – eDiscovery Case Law - (Doug Austin)
  • Stored Communications Act Applies to Previously Opened Web-based Emails - (K&L Gates)
  • Technology: To Image, or Not to Image, That is the Question - (Gareth Evans, Danielle Serbin)
  • Texts – Authentication Standards for Text Messages = Same as for Emails - (Joseph Hage Aaronson)
  • The Empire State Strikes Back (On the Form of Production) - Gilliland)
  • The Psychology of Law and Discovery - (Ralph Losey)
  • The Schlemiel, Schlimazel and Psychology of Reasonableness - (Herbert Roitblat)
  • The Server Advantage in Metadata Cleaning - (Paul Domnick)
  • Top 10 eDiscovery Developments and Trends in 2013: Part 1 – (Jay Yurkiw)

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.
  1. 2014: The Year Cloud Computing Became the Norm in the Legal Industry? (Nicole Black)
  2. Add Sensor Data Experience to Your Analytics Toolbox - (Lillian Pierson)
  3. Beyond Fire Drills: Applying Lean Principles to Information Governance - (Meghann Wooster)
  4. Can Attorney-Client Privilege Protect You In International Courts? (@LLMinc)
  5. Canada 2013 Year In Review – FCPA Professor – (Mike Koehler)
  6. Careful! Your Company May Be a Defacto Data Broker – (Pamela John Harbour)
  7. Corporate Legal Department Supply Chains Are Under Attack - (Tom Kellerman)
  8. FCPA / Anti-Bribery Alert – Winter 2013 (PDF) (Hughes Hubbard)
  9. Harsh Words Do Not Sever the Attorney-Client Relationship - (Andrew Bluestone)
  10. Making Sense of Cyber Insurance – (Russ Banham)
  11. NPAs and DPAs Continue To Be Tools of Choice - (Rebekah Mintzer)
  12. NSA Backlash Makes Foreign Companies Wary Of US Cloud Data Services - (Enid Burns)
  13. Protecting Yourself from Cybercrime Danger: Be Safer When Using Remote Access and Public Computers - (Dan Pinnington)
  14. Public Cloud vs. Private Cloud? How to Choose (and Why) - (Adam Stern)
  15. Rogue Clouds and Other Threats Place Businesses at Risk: Symantec Survey - (David Hamilton)
  16. Server Upgrades Not a Top Business Priority – (Sherry Karabin)
  17. Social Security Disability Benefits – A Primer For Injury Lawyers - (Pearl Griffin)
  18. Stealing Confidential Documents Not Excused under New Jersey Law, Regardless of Purpose – (Paul Kelly)
  19. The Front and Center IT Topics for 2014 | Enterprise CIO Forum - (Christian Verstraete)
  20. The Treacherous Gap Between Goods and Services in Trade-marks Law – (Daniel Glover)
  21. Using IP to Position Your Company for Sale - (Kathleen Ott, George Lewis, Mariane Timm-Schreiber)
  22. Website Operators Await Final Guidance Regarding California’s “Do-Not-Track” Disclosure Requirements - (Julie O’Neill)
  23. What Can Trump At-Will Employment? (Dabney Ware)
  24. Workplace Privacy 2014: What’s New and What Employers May Expect - (Philip Gordon)

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.
  1. 10 Elements of Risk that May Require Forensics and Collection Services - (@TrustPointIntl)
  2. 2014 IDG Enterprise Big Data Research Survey – (IDG Enterprise)
  3. 2014: Time To Take A More Realistic Look At The State of eDiscovery - (Barry Murphy)
  4. Advanced Forensic Technologies Uncover Lost and Hidden Evidence Faster Across Computing Devices - (Press Release)
  5. After Celebrating 10 years, Intradyn Is Still Exceeding Expectations - (PR Web)
  6. Applied Discovery Case Summary Alert – January - (Greg Duke)
  7. BIA and Insight Discovery Announce Partnership - (Zach Stevens)
  8. Calling All UK eDisclosure & Litigation Support Vendors – Will You Be In The New Guide? (Andrew Haslam)
  9. Catalyst Partners with Proactive Discovery to Offer Comprehensive eDiscovery Technology and Services - (Press Release)
  10. cicayda + Barringer Document Services - (Announcement)
  11. Data Breach? We Have An App For That - (Jeffrey Polsky)
  12. Datawatch Announces Analytics For EMC’s Documentum Content Repository - (PR Newswire)
  13. DCIG Just Keeps Growing and Growing and … - (Jerome Wendt)
  14. Digital WarRoom® Expands Ediscovery Educational Programs in Cooperation with Miami Paralegal Organization - (PR Web)
  15. Epiq Systems to Present at the 16th Annual Needham Growth Conference on January 16 - (Press Release)
  16. Eye on Discovery Newsletter from Huron Legal - (Huron Legal)
  17. Evidence Exchange Promotes Three Key Executives - (PR Web)
  18. “Expert Project Manager Joins TERIS - (PR Web)
  19. Farella Braun + Martel LLP Selects XERA® for In-House eDiscovery Review -
  20. Five Questions Asked and Answered for LegalTech New York - (Ari Kaplan)
  21. Former Autonomy Managers Say U.S. Air Force Won’t Debar Them - Tam)
  22. Fortinet CEO Seeking To Gain Attention From Palo Alto, FireEye - (Robert Westervelt)
  23. FTI Consulting Appoints Tilden Katz to Bolster Litigation Communications Specialty - (Press Release)
  24. ForeScout Names Enrique Salem, Former Symantec CEO, to Board of Directors - (Press Release)
  25. Gmail Plans to Allow Google Plus Users to Send Anyone an Email - Cain Miller)
  26. Guidance Software (GUID) Cuts 2013 Guidance; FY14 Revenue Light - (Street Insider)
  27. HAYSTACKID Appoints Alex Wall as Vice President of Legal Solutions and General Counsel - (PR Web)
  28. HAYSTACKID appoints Bill Ohlhaberas Vice President of Sales - (Press Release)
  29. HBR Consulting Continues Its Rapid Expansion by Naming James Rojas Managing Director & CDO - (Business Wire)
  30. H-P Autonomy Blame Game Continues - (Zacks)
  31. HSNO Announces Re-Branding of Forensic Technology Practice Back to Franklin Data - (PR Newswire)
  32. Huron Consulting Group Announces Senior Level Promotions - (Press Release)
  33. Huron Consulting Group Closes Acquisition of The Frankel Group Associates LLC - (Business Wire)
  34. India is the Place for Legal Outsourcing: Pangea3 - (Samar Srivastava)
  35. In-Place Analytics Will Be an E-Discovery Focal Point in 2014 – (Andrew Bartholomew)
  36. IP Professionals Double Their Efficiency Using CPA Global’s Discover 2.0 Enhanced Patent Search Platform – (CPA Global)
  37. LexisNexis moving Sacramento jobs to North Carolina - (Bill Lindehof)
  38. LTNY 2014 Sessions to Focus on eDiscovery Trends, Info Management and Emerging Data Security - (Press Release)
  39. OpenText to Report Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Results on Thursday, January 23, 2014 - (PR Newswire)
  40. OrcaTec Launches Informational 20/20 Newsletter - (PR Web)
  41. Proofpoint to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Financial Results – (@Marketwired)
  42. ServiceNow Leaves IT Service Management Giants Scurrying to Catch Up - (Bert Latamore)
  43. Tequity Announces Acquisition of Legal Software Client - (PR Web)
  44. The Polls Are Open for the National Law Journal’s “Best of 2014″ Survey - Lange)
  45. The Sedona Conference® Appoints New Executive Director - (PR Leap)
  46. The Sedona Conference® Cooperation Training – February 12-13, 2014 - (The Sedona Conference)
  47. UBIC CEO Addresses Challenges and Impact of U.S.-style Litigation and Legal Discovery in Japan - (Press Release)
  48. Useful eDiscovery Information Resources: Professional Organizations: OLP - (Jane Gennarelli)
  49. Why HP Will Continue to Struggle in 2014 – DailyFinance - (Timothy Green)
  50. Women in eDiscovery Announces its LegalTech Schedule - (@LegalIT)
  51. Wortzmans Announces New Name - (@Marketwired)
  52. ZL Technologies Brings Virtual Scale-out to Enterprise Archiving and eDiscovery – (Ben Maas)
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
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LegalTech New York, 2014
February 4-6, 2014
New York, NY
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LegalTech Asia SummitMarch 3, 2014
Hong Kong
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E-Discovery Conference for the Small and Medium Case
March 14, 2014
University of Florida, Levin College of Law
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2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference
March 14, 2014
Auckland, New Zealand
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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
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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
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Relativity Fest
October 12-15, 2014
Chicago, IL
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