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, April 14, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views – April 14, 2010

Provided for your review/use is this week's snapshot update of key industry news and views highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.

eDiscovery News
Context for Applying Discovery
  1. Assigning Value to E-Discovery's Unknown -
  2. Clearly Written Policies Give Companies The Right To Search Company-Owned Computers for ESI -
  3. Compliance Officers Play to Bigger Room -
  4. Court Denies Change of Venue  Request for Law Firm Against eDiscovery Vendor Kroll -
  5. Departing Employee Technology Checklist: Keeping the Fox Out of the Henhouse -
  6. District Court Revisits Qualcomm and Declines to Issue Sanctions - Legal Hold Lessons Learned -
  7. eDiscovery Challenges in China -
  8. Facebook Terminations: Friends Don’t Let Friends Talk Smack About Their Job -
  9. Feds Declare that Blogs and Social Networks are Public Meetings -
  10. Future Ed: New Business Models for U.S. and Global Legal Education -
  11. Legal Tech Meets Law Firm Strategy -
  12. Measuring Review?
  13. Most eDiscovery Costs Wasted on Extraneous Information -
  14. NIST: Guide to Protecting the Confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information -
  15. NJ Supreme Court Addresses Privilege in Employee Web-Based Personal Email Accounts -
  16. No Bright-Line Rules on E-Discovery
  17. Ofsted has shown WHY we should collect data properly and now lawyers must find out HOW -
  18. Outsourcing of Managed Reviews -
  19. Pardo on a Unified Theory of Civil Litigation -
  20. Practice Points – Archiving & Legal Holds – An ESI Recipe for Efficiency and Cost Reduction -
  21. Prosecution, Defense Spar at Close of KB Home Backdating Trial -
  22. Rethinking Relevance: A Call to Modify the Rules of Discovery -
  23. Sanction Recommended Over Missed Discovery Deadline in Ex-Holland & Knight Partner's Suit -
  24. Social Media Research Repository - Jury Instructions In Re: Technology and Social Media -
  25. Social Networking Pitfalls for Judges, Attorneys -
  26. The Current State of Email Retention Policies -
  27. The Economist: "Copyright and Wrong" -
  28. The HIPAA/HITECH Era Is Under Way -
  29. Top Five Legal Issues For The Cloud -
  30. Toyota Crashes The Party -
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