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 11, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - January 11, 2012

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.

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eDiscovery News
Content and Considerations

  • 3rd Circuit: Dismissal Too Harsh a Sanction for Producing Copies - (Gina Passarella)
  • Attorneys Beware – Attempting to Erase the Past on Facebook Can Result in Costly Sanctions - (Melissa DiPasquale)
  • British Court Provides Clarity on Joint Interest Privilege - (Melissa Maleske)
  • Can You Wipe Your Twitter Ramblings, And Should You? (Bill Tolson)
  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act 101 - (Shawn Tuna)
  • Conn. Federal Prosecutor Battles Botnets, Catches Phishers - (Christian Nolan)
  • Defendants Not Required to Share Costs for Plaintiff’s Third Party Request - (Doug Austin)
  • District of Delaware Revises Default Standard for Discovery of Electronically Stored Information - (Francis Pileggi)
  • E-Discovery: 2011 Year in Review with Monica Bay and Cecil Lynn (Podcast) (Legal Talk Network)
  • E-Discovery: Mind Your P’s and Q’s - (Kevin Brady)
  • E-Discovery Project Management Fees Included in Recoverable Costs for Prevailing Party - (Mike Hamilton)
  • ESI Discovery as Taxed costs is a Settled Issue – Or Is It? (TJ Thurston)
  • “Fear” is Not An Objection to Search Terms - (Josh Gilliland)
  • For Thompson & Knight, EDD Apps Are the Future of Litigation Support - (Danny Thankachan)
  • Havana Bar Brawl? Nope, Just Sanctions! (Elle Byram)
  • Information Governance Gets Presidential Attention - (Allison Walton)
  • Is Google Docs Secure Enough to Store Client Files? | Ball in your Court - (Craig Ball)
  • Judge Tries To Moot 'Profound' eDiscovery Dispute, Parties Say No - (Alison Frankel)
  • Keeping It Together – Tracking Tasks and Decisions Related to eDiscovery - (Michelle Kovitch)
  • Lessons Learned for 2012: Spotlighting the Top eDiscovery Cases from 2011 - (Philip Favro)
  • Metadata: Complying with Oregon Formal Opinion 2011-187 - (Beverly Michaelis)
  • New Year, New Development On Old Issue | Social Media Employment Law Blog - (Michael Schmidt)
  • New York's Newest eDiscovery 'Best Practices' and Rules - (Mark Berman)
  • On Some Selected Search Secrets - (Herb Roitblat)
  • Plaintiff "Entitled" to Search Non-Party's Personal Hard Drive Pursuant to Modified Subpoena - (K&L Gates)
  • Plaintiffs Win Round on Discovery of Facebook Pages - (Ben Present)
  • Predictive Coding Best Practices: When are Pre-Culling and Keyword Searching Defensible? (Jim Eidelman)
  • Privilege Or Work Product Waivers - (Federal Evidence Review)
  • Resolution on 'Pippins' Discovery Nears, Though Debate Continues - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Review Website Ordered to Close after Defaming and Harassing Lawyers - (Pinsent Masons)
  • Singapore eDiscovery Case Update: Surface Stone Pte Ltd v Tay Seng Leon and Another [2011] SGHC 223 - (Serena Lim)
  • Social Media Gotchas in Court - (Eric Johnson)
  • Spoliation — How Important Is the Electronic “Original” of a Document? (Gregory Joseph)
  • Storytelling: The Shared Quest For Excellence in Document Review - (Bill Hamilton, Lawrence Chapin)
  • The "American Rule" Rules: Court Declines to Compel Defendants to Share Plaintiffs' Subpoena Cost - (K&L Gates)
  • The Challenges of Collecting Data Outside the U.S. - (Alex Vorro)
  • The ESI Maven: A New Breed of ESI Practitioner - (Cat Casey)
  • The Risks of Failing to Preserve Patent Prosecution Files - (Mark Michels)
  • Twitter Account Ownership at Issue - Businesses, Firms and Others Brace for Fallout - (Robert Hilson)
  • Twitter's Hard-Learned Lesson on the Rights to 'Tweet' - (Jenevieve Maerker)
  • What Is Predictive Coding and Can it Help Me? | Canadian Lawyer Magazine - (Dera Nevin)
  • What Technology-Assisted Electronic Discovery Teaches Us About Role Of Humans In Technology - (Ben Kerschberg, Amanda Jones)
  • Who Owns the eDiscovery Hot Seat – Corporate or Counsel? (Greg Buckles)
  • Why Wait for Congress to Rule on e-Discovery? Ease the Burden With the Right Policy - (Marisa Peacock)
  • Wikileaks Backers Lose Battle to Keep Twitter Data from U.S. Investigators - (Kevin O'Keefe)
Reports and Resources
  • Bytes in Brief - January 2012 - (Sensei Enterprises)
  • Competitive Intelligence - A Selective Resource Guide - December 2011 - (Sabrina Pacifici)
  • IDC Research Expects Record Worldwide Solid State Storage Shipments in 2012 - (IDC)
  • Network Analysis and Law Tutorial - (Daniel Katz)
  • New Law Course on eDiscovery & eEvidence - (Peter Vogel)
  • Public Access To Legal Information: Locating the Law, 5th Edition - (PALI)
  • Report: Consumer Media Usage Across TV, Online, Mobile and Social - (Nielson Wire)
  • Report: Gearing Up For The Cloud And Social Media - (Barry Murphy)
  • Self Defense in Cyberspace - (Jay Kesan, Carol Hayes)
  • The State of eDiscovery 2011: Results of Industry Market Research Study - (Kevin Nichols)
Technology and Tactics
  • 5 Most Common Violations of Email Compliance - (Jeff Orloff)
  • 5 Ways to Shrink Your Outlook PST File Size - (Deborah Savadra)
  • 7 Reasons to Ditch That Free Email Address - (Jeff Orloff)
  • 10 Social Media Law & Governance Resolutions for 2012 - (Glen Gilmore)
  • Cloud Storage is about Application Delivery, not Cheap Backup - (Joshua Kunkle)
  • Cool Tools: Microsoft Exchange Server User Monitor - (Caseper Manes)
  • Counting on a Rush to the Cloud - (Quentin Hardy)
  • FINRA Opens Door for Social Media with New Rules - (Tim Walker)
  • Google Adds Posts From Its Social Network to Search Results - (Claire Cain Miller)
  • Google Demotes Link To Own Browser in Search Engine Results Following Rule Breach - (Pinsent Masons)
  • Hackers Threaten to Post Source Code for Symantec Product - (Nicole Perlroth)
  • How Social Media Changes Technical Communication - (David Carr)
  • LPM 2012 and Beyond: Legal Project Management Grows Up - (Paul Easton)
  • QR Code Malware: A New Frontier for the Bad Guys - (Sharon Nelson)
  • SEC Clarifies Stance on Social Media, Takes Action to Punish Social Network-Based Fraud - (Tim Walker)
  • State of Legal 2012: Tech Goes App-Centric - (John Wallbillich)
  • The Four Horsemen of Cloud Brokering - (Nico Popp)
  • The Proper Method for Lawyers to “Follow” Jurors and Witnesses - (X1 Discovery)
  • What Should Be in Your BYOD Policy? (John Mello)
  • Your Electronic Documents Are Secure, But What About Your Paper Documents? (Ramon Ray)
Twitter Hashtags of the Week
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape

  • 17a-4 Announces New Interfaces as Part of the DataParser 7.0 Release - (PR Web)
  • 2012: Out with the Old, In with the New! (Orange Legal Technologies)
  • Actionable Information Governance Initiatives Create Immediate Value and ROI from Enterprise Data - (Business Wire)
  • Carol Zierhoffer Named Xerox Chief Information Officer - (Xerox)
  • Catalyst Insight Blazes eDiscovery Trail Through Amazon | Enterprise Strategy Group - (Katey Wood)
  • CommVault to Combine Backup, Archive Functions - (Lucas Mearian)
  • CY4OR Ltd Acquires eOrigin Ltd to Expand eDisclosure Capability - (Nick Pollard)
  • Dean Hager appointed as President and CEO of Kroll Ontrack - (Legal IT Professionals)
  • EntropySoft, the Content Integration Company, and eDiscovery Leader, ZyLAB, Announce OEM Agreement - (Press Release)
  • Equivio Announces "Inside-Relativity" Version of its Analytics Technology - (PR Newswire)
  • FTI on 2012 – Fewer eDiscovery Suppliers Per Company - (Chris Dale)
  • Gartner’s Debra Logan and Others at ZyLAB Universe 2011 - (Chris Dale)
  • Guidance Software Appoints New Deputy General Counsel and VP of Marketing - (Business Wire)
  • Huron Consulting Group Announces Senior Level Promotions - (Business Wire)
  • ISYS Search Provides Enhanced Text Data Extraction Capabilities for New Generation of SAP® Solutions - (Business Wire)
  • kCura, Equivio Integrate Their Apps - (Evan Koblentz)
  • kCura Releases Relativity 7.3 - (kCura)
  • Kroll Ontrack: IT Trends of 2012: Enjoy the Benefits without Taking Unnecessary Risks - (Business Wire)
  • Lexis Sells Applied Discovery to Siris Capital - (Evan Koblentz)
  • NightOwl Implements Relativity Assisted Review - (Press Release)
  • Nuix eDiscovery: Where Are We Going in 2012? (Eddie Sheehy)
  • OpenText to Report Second Quarter Financial Results on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - (PR Newswire)
  • SiteLogic Adds IPRO Eclipse to Suite of eDiscovery Solutions - (Marketwire)
  • SocialLogix and DigitalMailer Partner to Deliver Social Media Compliance to Financial Institutions - (Business Wire)
  • StoredIQ Signs Distribution Deal with Promark Technology to ExpandInformation Governance Reach - (Press Release)
2012 eDiscovery Events  


LegalTech New York 2012
January 30 – February 1, 2012 New York, NY
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8th Annual Law Firm Chief Information & Technology Officers Forum
January 31 – February 1, 2012 New York, NY
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LegalIT Business Show
March 6 - 7, 2012 London, UK
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IP Counsel Forum March 7 – 8, 2012 San Jose, CA
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AIIM 2012 Conference March 20 – 22, 2012
San Francisco, CA
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The Sedona Conference Institute’s 6th Annual Program on Staying Ahead of the eDiscovery Curve
March 22 – 23, 2012 St. Louis, MO
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March 29-31, 2012 Chicago, IL
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ACEDS 2012 Conference
April 2 – 4, 2012 Hollywood, FL
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12th Annual Super Conference
April 23 – 24, 2012 Chicago, IL
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2012 World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting
May 3 – 4, 2012 Washington, DC
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INSIGHT 2012 Law Firm IT – Conference and Exposition
May 8 – 9, 2012 London, UK
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EDRM 2012 – 2013 Kickoff Meeting
May 16 – 17, 2012 St. Paul, MN
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CEIC 2012 May 21 – 24, 2012 Summerlin, NV
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LegalTech West Coast 2012
May 22-23, 2012 Los Angeles, CA
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ILO Global Counsel Congress
June 14, 2012 New York, NY
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Carmel Valley eDiscovery Retreat
July 22 – 24, 2012 Carmel, CA
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ILTA Annual Conference 2012
August 26 – 30, 2012 Washington, DC
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Intermountain eDiscovery Conference 2012 
September 13, 2012 (Planning) Salt Lake City, UT
ACC Annual Meeting
September 30 – October 3, 2012 Orlando, FL
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EDI Leadership Summit 2012
October 17 - 19, 2012 Fort Lauderdale, FL
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