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, November 23, 2011

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - November 23, 2011

Compiled from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.

Based on the Thanksgiving Holiday, the next issue of Weekly eDiscovery News and Views will be published on December 7, 2011.  Happy Thanksgiving.

eDiscovery News
Content and Considerations
  • A Growing Trend: Use of E-Discovery ‘Special Masters’ (Monica Bay)
  • Adventures in Statutory Construction of FRCP Rule 34(b)(2)(E) - (Josh Gilliland)
  • Armies of Lawyers Gird for eDiscovery Battles in Penn State-Sandusky Cases - (Seth Row)
  • Client & Counsel Sanctioned for Spoliation where Plaintiff was Instructed to “Clean Up” His Facebook Page - (K&L Gates)
  • Cloud-Based eDiscovery, Survey Results & Taxation | Legal Talk Network - (Erin Nardo, Katie Winseck, Mark Thompson)
  • Congress Reschedules Discovery Hearing - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Cost Shifting in eDiscovery: A Comparative Analysis Between America and Europe - (Umar Bakhsh)
  • Cross-Border Litigation And Investigation: Overcoming Legal, Cultural And Technical Hurdles - (Drew Macaulay)
  • Defending the Use of eDiscovery Software - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Drug and Device Law: Hip Checked – Plaintiffs’ eDiscovery Ploy Rebuffed In New Jersey - (Jim Beck)
  • EDD Update:  Thumbs-up for Arkfeld’s EDD/Evidence Course - (Albert Barsocchini)
  • E-Discovery: Does It Need To Be So Expensive? (Daryl Shetterly, Howard Reissner)
  • E-Discovery Times Are a Changin’…Or Are They? (Devin Krugly)
  • Employers Can Discover Employee Facebook Posts, But…. (Michael Schmidt)
  • Extended Access to Cell-Site Records Constitutes 4th Amendment Search, Which Requires Probable Cause - (Gibbons)
  • For GCs, a Little Talk Goes a Long Way in Risk Management - (David Hechler)
  • Georgetown Law Conference Draws Top eDiscovery Jurists - (Monica Bay)
  • Georgetown eDiscovery Conference Opens With Case Law Update - (Monica Bay)
  • Georgetown Panel Focuses on Discovery Rules - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Migration to Exchange 2010 Becoming Stampede - (John Mello)
  • N.J. Supreme Court: Are IMs Sent From Minor to Adults Admissible? (Michael Booth)
  • Pounding The Gavel On E-Discovery - (Sheri Qualters)
  • Predictive Coding = Great E-Discovery Cost And Time Savings - (David Laing)
  • Project Management – Essential To Client Satisfaction In eDiscovery - (Andre Guilbeau)
  • Risk Assessments: The Most Important Effort You’re Doing All Wrong - (Howard Sklar)
  • Roundtable: Key Technology Developments And Practical Advice - (Rob Hellewell, Thomas Svoboda)
  • Ruminations on the Ethics of Law Firm Information Security - (Sharon Nelson, John Simek)
  • Should a Legal Hold “Waiver” Be Secured from Departing Employees? - (Craig Ball)
  • UK: Social Media Users Must Disclose Payments, Say Ad Trade Bodies - (Pinsent Masons)
  • Social Networking Content: The Growing Challenge Of Authenticating ESI - (Brendan Schulman)
  • Southern District of N.Y. Pilot Includes E-Discovery Orders - (Mark Michels)
  • Streaming Service Reproduces Copyrighted Films in Memory Buffers, High Court Rules - Masons)
  • The Rule 37(e) Safe Harbor: The Touchstone Of Effective Information Management - (Philip Favro, Tish Looper)
  • Use the Scalpel First: EDA Makes e-Discovery a Successful Operation (George Socha, Alon Israely)
  • Va. Judge OK’d $722K Legal Fees Clawback Due to Withheld Facebook Photos and Information - (Martha Nell)
Reports and Resources
  • 2011 Cisco Connected World Technology Report - (Sabrina Pacifici)
  • 2012 BI Survey: Don’t Follow The Money - (Doug Henschen)
  • eDiscovery Best Practices: A Staged Look At Process And Law - (Orange Legal Technologies)
  • Fair Use In European Law - (P.B. Hugenholtz, Martin Senftleben)
  • Iron Mountain Survey: More than Half of Organizations Experience Data Loss after a Disaster Event - (Business Wire)
  • Statistics and Sampling for eDiscovery: Glossary and FAQ (PDF) (Herb Roitblat)
  • Where The Bribes Are: Penalties in U.S. Government FCPA Cases Since 1977 - (The Mintz Group)
Technology and Tactics
  • A Glance at the Future of Analytics - (Mary Jander)
  • Anonymous Leaks Law Enforcement Forensic Secrets - (Mathew Schwartz)
  • Biometrics Demystified: What You Need To Know - (Michael Cobb)
  • Full Disk Encryption Is Too Good, Says US Intelligence Agency - (Sebastian Anthony)
  • How Israeli Spies Were Betrayed By Their Cell Phones - (Kashmir Hill)
  • How Oracle Made the Sun Deal Work: a Lesson for CFOs - (Elizabeth Helchler)
  • Legal Issues in the Cloud: Exploring Business Continuity, Liability and SLA-related Issues - (Andrew Goldstein)
  • Migration to Exchange 2010 Becoming Stampede - (John Mello)
  • Proposed FINRA Rule Changes Delayed - (Chad Bockius)
  • Should Postal Service Offer Email, Online Storage? (Elizabeth Montalbano)
  • SSD Storage Should Replace Data Tiering, says Forrester Report - (Lucas Mearian)
  • The Anatomy of a Tweet: Metadata on Twitter – Slaw - (Simon Fodden)
  • The Squabble Over Single File Systems - (Chuck Hollis)
  • Turning Pages: Does Google Add to the Business of Law? (Michael Roach)
  • Unstructured Data Processing – Why Textual ETL? (Krish Krishnan)
Twitter Hashtags of the Week
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • 13th Consecutive Quarter of Electronic Discovery Growth for Orange Legal Technologies - (PR Web)
  • Abacus Solutions’ Top Five Reasons for Businesses to Adopt an Enterprise Archive System - (PR Web)
  • AccessData’s Forensic Toolkit(R) Named Finalist in SC Magazine’s 2012 - Wire)
  • Annual Top 10 Things to be Thankful for in Information Governance - (StoredIQ)
  • Autonomy Wins techMARK Achievement of the Year Award – (PR Newswire)
  • Case Central:  Top Five eDiscovery Predictions For 2012 - (Steve d’Alencon)
  • Daegis to Announce Fiscal 2012 Second Quarter Results on December 8, 2011 - (Business Wire)
  • Department of Justice Canada Deploys PowerSearch Software for E-Discovery Collection - (Business Wire)
  • DocAuto Unveils Next Generation Platform - (Press Release)
  • Document Solutions, Inc. (DSi) Receives Awards for Best Employer and Top Tech Company - (
  • eDJ Group Welcomes Mikki Tomlinson to Team - (eDJ Group)
  • EnCase Wins Government Security News Homeland Security Award - (Business Wire)
  • Equivio Releases Performance Analysis Report Featuring Relativity Integration - (Press Release)
  • Flex Discovery Extends Managed Service Offerings with Cloud -Based Managed Hosting Service - (Business Wire)
  • FTI: A Two-Pronged Approach To Handling E-Discovery - (Sophie Ross)
  • Government Modernizing Software Forensics Database - (Evan Koblentz)
  • GTB Technologies Latest Data Loss Prevention Release Addresses Key Security Threats & Concerns - (PR Web)
  • HP’s Meg Whitman backs Autonomy Deal - (Meg Whitman)
  • IBM Social Media Analysis Points to Lower Heels, Bucking Economic Trend - (PR Newswire)
  • IQPC Munich eDiscovery Themes Recur Around The World - (Chris Dale)
  • Legal Talk Network Releases Sensei Enterprises’ Digital Detectives Podcast: ‘The Future of eDiscovery” - (PR Newswire)
  • LiveOffice Announces File Archive eDiscovery and Compliance for Cloud-Based File Sharing Services - (Business Wire)
  • LiveOffice Helps Streamline the Transition Process for Microsoft Exchange Hosted Archive Customers - (Business Wire)
  • Managing E-Discovery In-House With Discovery Attender - (Diane Pittman)
  • MercuryIQ Builds Successful Business Model Around Nuix Software (Press Release)
  • New York City’s Pick to Preserve Social Media - (Brendan McKenna)
  • Nexidia Announces New GRID Architecture to Streamline Creation of Highly Scalable Media Search Apps - (Business Wire)
  • Sfile AnnouncesBreakthrough Pricing and Product Offering | End-to-End eDiscovery with Pricing Insurance - (PR Web)
  • Silicon City: How Shifting Gears from Consulting to Software Paid Off for kCura - (Steve Hendershot)
  • Streamlining eDiscovery: Standalone Early Case Assessment – An IDC View - (ComplexD)
eDiscovery Events
eDiscovery Readiness for Government
November 29 – December 01, 2011
Arlington, VA
Click here for more information.
Executive Counsel Institute
December 5-6, 2011
Los Angeles, CA
Click here for more information.
3rd Annual Controlling Legal Costs Conference
December 7-8, 2011
New York, NY
Click here for more information.
IQPC:  12th eDiscovery Conference
December 14-16, 2011
New York, NY
Click here for more information.
Virtual LegalTech
December 15, 2011
Click here for more information.