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(Gartner Hype Cycle for Legal and Regulatory Information Governance, 2009, December 2009).

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - January 18, 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

  • 5 Key Considerations When Litigating Cloud Computing Disputes - (Gerry Silver)
  • 2012: The Year Of Technology-Assisted Review In eDiscovery - (Barry Murphy)
  • Advancing the Technology Assisted Review Discussion - (Mark Michels)
  • Are Lawyers Getting in the Way of Machine-Assisted Review? (Sharon Nelson)
  • Bottom Line Driven Proportional Review - (Ralph Losey)
  • Cloud Computing Architecture and eDiscovery – (Charles Skamser)
  • Delaware Provides Default e-Discovery Limits - (Matt Miller)
  • Digital Ubiquity: Social Media and eDisclosure - (Greg Wildisen)
  • Don’t Get Caught With Your Head in the Clouds – Cloud Computing and E-Discovery - (Ben Barnett, Regan Hunt Crotty)
  • E-Discovery Rules Applied to Social Media: What This Means in Practical Terms for Businesses – (Michelle Sherman)
  • First Circuit Decision Opens The Door For Data Breach Suits – (Bruce McDonald, Kirk Nahra)
  • How Crime-Fighters Can Order You To Preserve Data – Four Key Points - (Mike Conradi)
  • How to Prove Contributory Online Trademark Infringement - (Richard Raysman, Peter Brown)
  • Legal Hydra? Top Ten Tips To Become More Proficient With Machine-Assisted Review - (Karl Schieneman)
  • Litigation: When “Linking” Creates Liability for Direct Copyright Infringement - (Anthony Lanthrop)
  • Magistrate Sanctions Ceglia in Facebook Case - (Alison Frankel)
  • Modern Day Copying: Recovery of Costs for eDiscovery Under 28 U.S.C. § 1920 (PDF) (Latham & Watkins)
  • No Resolution Reached in Pippins v. KPMG Discovery Dispute - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Non-Party eDiscovery Obligations in New York – A Question of Proportionality - (K&L Gates)
  • Recovering E-Discovery Costs: A Potential Trend - (Cooley)
  • Score One for Plaintiffs in Battle Over Discoverability of Facebook - (Calli Varner)
  • TalkingPoint: Legal Challenges In Cloud Archiving And eDiscovery – (Michelle Reyes, Neal Lawson, Wayne Matus)
  • Taxation of eDiscovery Costs in Federal Cases Being Played Out in Murky, No Roadmap Field – (Robert Hilson)
  • The Case of the Missing Acronyms, Or How to Avoid Having to C.Y.A. in Search – (Bob Ambrogi)
  • Third Circuit Holds That Plaintiffs Lack Standing to Sue for Data Breach Where Harm is Only Speculation – (K&L Gates)
  • Via Rule 45 Subpoena, Plaintiff Allowed to Search Non-Party Personal Hard Drive - (Doug Austin)
  • When ESI Doesn’t Make It In The Door - (Eric Robi)
  • When Might a Private Email Account Become ‘Public Property’? | Reed Smith - (Rosanne Kay)
  • Whose Account Is It Anyway? Social Media Employment Blog - (Michael Schmidt)
  • Will the Supreme Court Have the Last Word on GPS Tracking? (Joshua Engel)
Reports and Resources
  • A Look Back at 2011 eDiscovery News and Hot ESI Trends for 2012 (Podcast) (Legal Talk Network)
  • ALA – PIPA, SOPA and the OPEN Act Quick Reference Guide - (Corey Williams)
  • Authentication of Primary Legal Materials and Pricing Options - (Sabrina Pacifici)
  • e-Discovery Consulting Services in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld – (PR Web)
  • Experts Discuss New York’s Complex eDiscovery Model Order (Podcast) (Karl Schieneman, Ariana Tadler, Maura Grossman, Chris Dale)
  • Knowledge Discovery Resources 2012 – An Internet MiniGuide Annotated Link Compilation - (Marcus Zillman)
  • The New Year is the Right Time for a Fresh Look at Your ESI: eDiscovery Newsletter – January 2012 – (Baker Hostetler)
  • The Sedona Conference® Issues “International Principles on Discovery, Disclosure & Data Protection” (K&L Gates)
Technology and Tactics
  • 2 Storage Management Trends To Watch In 2012 - (George Crump)
  • 5 Prerequisites to Implementing an Affordable, Viable Disaster Recovery Solution - (Jerome Wendt)
  • 10 Tips to Protect Your Company From Social Media Fallout - (Darin M. Klemchuk)
  • Add Google+ to Your Law Firm as a Client Portal - (Eric Hunter)
  • Digitizing Health Records, Before It Was Cool - (Milt Freudenheim)
  • EPIC to FTC: Google Search + Google+ = Competition and Privacy Concerns – (John Horan)
  • European Data Protection Supervisor Releases “Inventory” of 2012 Priorities - (Bret Cohen)
  • Federal Government Unveiling New Security Standards for Cloud-Based Service Providers (PDF) – (Redgrave LLP)
  • Feds Refine Cloud Security Standards - (Elizabeth Montalbano)
  • FTC Seeks Public Comment on Agency’s Rules of Practice - (Federal Trade Commission)
  • HIPAA Electronic Transaction Standards Make Progress – (Ken Terry)
  • Harnessing Unstructured Data Requires New Thinking, New Solutions - (Seiji Shintaku)
  • How to Take Control Over Your Social Media Proliferation - (David Strom)
  • The Information Governance Balancing Act: A Firm Hand, or a Light Touch? (Brian Dye)
  • Law Technology News Announces Winners of 9th Annual LTN Innovation Awards – (Reuters)
  • Patient Data Theft Sends IT Specialist To Jail - (Nicole Lewis)
  • SharePoint is a ‘Document Coffin’, says IBM - (Sim Ahmed)
  • SOPA: What’s All the Fuss About? (Jack Newton)
  • Spanish Data Protection Authority Launches Public Consultation on Cloud Computing - (Gonzalo Gallego)
  • Symantec Backtracks, Admits Own Network Hacked, Warns pcAnywhere Users of Risk | Computerworld – (Gregg Keizer)
  • The New Way Twitter Will Dominate Online Journalism - (Ben Kerschberg)
  • Troubleshooting Exchange Networking: Active Directory (Part 2) (Casper Manes)
  • When Your Data’s in the Cloud, is it Still Your Data? (Thomas Trappler)
  • Windows 8 Offers New Password Features - (John Mello)
  • Zappos Breach: 8 Lessons Learned - (Mathew Schwartz)
Twitter Hashtags of the Week
Vendor Views Industry Landscape
  • 20% Year-Over-Year Growth for OrangeLT - (Orange Legal Technologies)
  • 2011 A Year of Innovation for E-Discovery Firm Document Solutions, Inc. (DSi) (PR Web)
  • 2012: TV Antennas, Big Data Cleansing, Social Mashups of Content, Mobile First Applications – (Joshua Konkle)
  • 2nd Generation EnCase® Evidence File Technical Specification Now Available - (Guidance Software)
  • AccessData Announces 451 Research Analysis of Redesigned Summation Product Line - (PR Log)
  • Automated Predictive Review (Predictive Coding | Technology-Assisted-Review) - (Orange Legal Technologies)
  • Bloomberg Vault Adds Cloud Archiving for IBM Message Software - (Business Wire)
  • Dave P. Darner Named Vice President of Discovery Services - (BlackStone Discovery)
  • Digital WarRoom Predicts Continuing Growth in Demand for Mainstream eDiscovery Solutions in 2012 – (PR Web)
  • Document Technologies, Inc. Announces Market and Services Expansion - (PR Web)
  • Excelerate Discovery Announces Specialized Japanese Document Review Services - (PR Log)
  • Forensic Systems International, LLC (FSI) Launched by IT and Legal Industry Veterans - (PR Web)
  • Global Relay: Alteva and USA Datanet Add Compliance Archiving to Unified Communications Offerings – (Marketwire)
  • Guidance Revamps Decade-Old Evidence File Format - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Guidance Software Reports Record Number of New Customers of EnCase® Enterprise Platform in Q4 2011 - (Business Wire)
  • IBM to Launch IBM Docs with a Collaborative Service Similar to Google Apps - (Alex Williams)
  • IGC Launches Redaction Survey Today to Benchmark Electronic Redaction Software Need and Usage – (Press Release)
  • Open Source E-Discovery Finds Scalability - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Liquid Litigation Management Releases New iPad App for Deposition & Questioning - (Product Release)
  • Logica and Datawatch Sign Worldwide Agreement to Deliver Cloud-based Analytics for Enterprise Content Management – (PR Newswire)
  • ManageEngine Adds Device End-of-Life Management to DeviceExpert - (Press Release)
  • Major US Government Agencies Implement Nuix Software for Faster Electronic Investigations – (PR Web)
  • MessageSolution Showcasing at IBM Lotusphere 2012, with Expanded eDiscovery Features - (PR Web)
  • Nextpoint Introduces New Customizable Review Features on Discovery Cloud Platform – (PR Log)
  • Nuix Accelerates European Momentum by Appointing Dr James Kent as Managing Director for Europe – (Press Release)
  • Nuix eDiscovery: Where Are We Going in 2012? (Eddie Sheehy)
  • OpenText Positioned as Enterprise Content Management Leader by Two Independent Research Firms – (Global Research)
  • OrcaTec Unveils eDiscovery at a Flat Monthly Fee - (PR Web)
  • PA Consulting Group Acquires 7Safe Ltd to Enhance its Cyber Security Service - (PR Newswire)
  • Platinum Legal Group Diversifies Review Platform Offerings with iCONECT - (Press Announcement)
  • Proofpoint Extends Enterprise Archiving and Governance Solutions With Proofpoint Enterprise Governance - (Marketwire)
  • PwC and MetricStream Form Joint Business Relationship to Integrate GRC Solutions - (PR Newswire)
  • Recommind Names 451 Research Cofounder Nick Patience Director of Product Marketing and Strategy – (Press Release)
  • Regional EDD Service Providers Take Center Stage in 2012 - (Albert Barsocchini)
  • SHMsoft is Putting the “e” in Discovery with Hadoop Big Data Platforms - (PR Log)
  • Symantec Buys Into The Cloud With Acquisition Of LiveOffice - (Barry Murphy)
  • Symantec Buys LiveOffice for $115M in Clearwell Cloud Plan - (Evan Koblentz)
  • STW Group Selects CommVault Simpana Software for Management of Critical Customer Data – (Press Release)
  • UnitedLex Strengthens Management Team with Appointment of Executive Vice President - Wire)
  • Xerox ACS To Build Iowa Health Information Exchange - (Nicole Lewis)
2012 eDiscovery Events


5th International Conference on Computers, Privacy & Data Protection
January 25 - 27, 2012
Brussels, Belgium

LegalTech New York 2012
January 30 - February 1, 2012
New York, NY

8th Annual Law Firm Chief Information & Technology Officers Forum
January 31 - February 1, 2012
New York, NY


LegalIT Business Show March 6 - 7, 2012
London, UK

IP Counsel Forum
March 7 - 8, 2012
San Jose, CA

AIIM 2012 Conference
March 20 - 22, 2012
San Francisco, CA

The Sedona Conference Institute's 6th Annual Program on Staying Ahead of the eDiscovery
March 22 - 23, 2012
St. Louis, MO

March 29-31, 2012
Chicago, IL


ACEDS 2012 Conference
April 2 - 4, 2012
Hollywood, FL

12th Annual Super Conference
April 23 - 24, 2012
Chicago, IL


2012 World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting
May 3 - 4, 2012
Washington, DC

INSIGHT 2012 Law Firm IT - Conference and Exposition
May 8 - 9, 2012
London, UK

EDRM 2012 - 2013 Kickoff Meeting
May 16 - 17, 2012
St. Paul, MN

CEIC 2012
May 21 - 24, 2012
Summerlin, NV

LegalTech West Coast 2012
May 22-23, 2012
Los Angeles, CA


ILO Global Counsel Congress
June 14, 2012
New York, NY


Carmel Valley eDiscovery Retreat
July 22 - 24, 2012
Carmel, CA


ILTA Annual Conference 2012
August 26 - 30, 2012
Washington, DC


Intermountain eDiscovery Conference 2012
September 13, 2012 (Planning)
Salt Lake City, UT

ACC Annual Meeting
September 30 - October 3, 2012
Orlando, FL


EDI Leadership Summit 2012
October 17 - 19, 2012
Fort Lauderdale, FL