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).

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Unitization: E-Discovery’s Achilles’ Heel

By Matthew Adams
By now, it is common knowledge that an e-mail thread is generally organized with the oldest string of the communication at the end of the document, and the most recent string of the communication at the beginning of the document.  It all makes good logical sense, right? The hidden Achilles Heel of e-discovery is a set of ESI that is not so orderly and coherent.  Ensuring that you do not fall for this common e-discovery trap is simple, and hopefully with some awareness of the issue from the outset, you will not fall prey to an un-unitized, and therefore functionally useless data set, whether [...]