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).

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

After the eDiscovery Turkey

By Herbert L. Roitblat
Some of the most vicious fights occur when families get together for the Holidays.  Maybe there’s something in the turkey that brings it out.  Grossman and Cormack have responded to my blog posts (hereherehere, and here) about their articles (and here) with a good deal of vitriol, but without addressing the fundamental questions I raised.
They do seem to have gotten at least one thing right, though. A quote on our home page attributed to them the statement that predictive coding is less expensive than human review, and incorrectly cited their JOLT article. They did not write these words there and we have taken down the quotation.
By the way, I don’t think that they disagree with the opinionattributed to them, only with the attribution. The title of their article was, after all, “Technology-Assisted Review in E-Discovery Can Be More Effective and More Efficient Than Exhaustive Manual Review.” Still, our quote was incorrect, and it is now gone.