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, March 20, 2013

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - March 20, 2013

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 Updates
  • 9th Circuit Rules Reasonable Suspicion of Criminal Activity Required for Forensic Examination of Electronic Device at Borders - (@HLPrivacy)
  • Advance Directly to Go, Collect $200: But Not Before You Meet and Confer - (Keith Davidson)
  • Bottom Line Driven Proportional Review (2013 Updated Version) - (@RalphLosey)
  • Can Touting Your New Job on Social Media Sites Violate a Non-Solicitation Agreement? (@MoFoSocMedia)
  • Certain Items Prepared By Expert Or Non-Attorneys Not Protected Under 2010 Amendments – (Gregory Joseph)
  • Court Denies Motion for Protective Order or Cost-Shifting Related to Request to Utilize Sixty-Seven Search Terms - (K&L Gates)
  • Court Rules That LinkedIn Account Belongs to Employee, not Employer - (Jeffrey Gross)
  • Did Social Media Convict the Steubenville High School Football Players?
  • Discoverable Verses Admissible; Aren’t They The Same? (Bill Tolson)
  • Discovery Misconduct and Sanctions: There’s No App for That! (David Cross)
  • Does Attorney’s Selection of Documents Shown to a Witness Confer Work Product Protection on the Cache of Documents? (Gregory Joseph)
  • EEOC Sanctioned for Failing to Comply with Motion to Compel Production - (Doug Austin)
  • EEOC Sanctioned for Failing to Produce Class Claimants’ Social Media ESI and Other e-Discovery Misconduct - (Littler)
  • Facebook and Profile Technology, Inc. Showdown Over the Right to Use Outdated User Information – (Jacob Kaufman)
  • Facebook’s Newest Irritating Feature: Service Of Process? (@ITLexOrg)
  • Feds: No Warrant Needed to Track Your Car With a GPS Device – (David Kravets)
  • Googling Name Allegedly Caused Harm To Plaintiff’s Image; Court Case Dismissal Will Probably Do The Same - (@ITLexOrg)
  • Is What You Post On Facebook Discoverable? The Answer Is… Maybe. (Courtney Shanney)
  • JP Morgan Chase Sanctioned for a Failure to Preserve Skill Codes – eDiscovery Case Law - (Doug Austin)
  • Latest Ethics Opinion on Cloud Computing Emphasizes Duty of Competence -
  • Lawyers: Do Not “Friend” or “Tweet” Jurors and Parties Represented by Counsel – Cohen)
  • Man Gets Over 3 Years in iPad Data Breach Case – (David Porter)
  • March Madness, Bracketology and the ROI of Information Governance -
  • No Costs for TIFF Blow Backs - (Josh Gilliland)
  • New York Court Adopts Federal Standard Regarding Initial Costs of ESI - (Amanda Munsie)
  • Order Highlights Potential Costs of Predictive Coding - (Matt Miller)
  • Predictive Coding Narrative: Searching for Relevance in the Ashes of Enron (Restatement) (@RalphLosey)
  • Predictive Coding: Now The Knobs Are All Behind the Curtain - (Gerald Britton)
  • Privilege Logs in the ESI Age - (Jill Afro)
  • Sampling Made Simple: Sampling Fundamentals in Technology-Assisted Review - (Karen Baumer)
  • South Africa’s Motivation for Information Governance: Privacy, Fraud and the Cloud - (Allison Walton)
  • Technology-Assisted Review Is a Promising Tool for Document Production - (Barry Kazan, David Wilson)
  • Texas Appeals Court Rejects Unfettered Access to Defendants’ Hard Drives - (David Kessler, Keith Angle, Ted Bosquez)
  • Using Visualization to Transform Data into Stories - (Bob Krantz)
  • Where are the eDiscovery Workflow Support Tools? (Mikki Tomlinson)
  • Who Owns Your Facebook Data After You Die? (Lauren Gambino)
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  • A Near Instantaneous Document Presentation Drives Acceptance of OneO Discovery Platform for eDiscovery Review (PR Web)
  • AccessData Announces Expanded China Market Expansion through  Partnership with Ryan Security - (Reuters)
  • AccessData Investment from Sorenson Capital, Additional Funding through Silicon Valley Bank - (Business Wire)
  • Advanced Discovery Announces Preston Johnson as Director of Operations, Managed Review - (PR Web)
  • BackOffice Associates(R) Announces Premier Sponsorship at 2013 Gartner Master Data Management Summit - (Business Wire)
  • Berkeley Research Group Forms Alliance with Nuix to Offer eDiscovery and Investigation Services - (Business Wire)
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Standardizes on CommVault Simpana Software – (Press Release)
  • BlackBag Technologies Announces BlackLight 2013 R1 Mac OS X, iPhone, and iPad Forensics Software Release - (PR Web)
  • Case Study: Social Media eDiscovery Services Delivered as SaaS - (John@Patzakis)
  • Conference:  Innovate | October 17-18, 2013 – IT-Lex – (@ITLexOrg)
  • Dissecting Technology-assisted Review (Scalpel Not Required) (Michelle Lange)
  • eDiscovery Merger, Acquisition and Investment Update - (@ComplexD)
  • Erado Announces the Latest Addition to Their Social Media Compliance Solution, Salesforce Chatter - (PR Newswire)
  • First To File Provides Advantage as New AIA Rules Become Effective - Release)
  • Flash Data Solutions Chooses Venio Systems Integrated E-Discovery Platform - (PR Web)
  • FTI Technology Named to 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management List - (Press Release)
  • GGO to Contribute to eDiscovery Education, Share eDiscovery Software at Levin College of Law - (PR Web)
  • Ganfer & Shore, LLP Partner Appointed Co-Chair of Social Media Committee - (PR Web)
  • Hall of Fame Honors 11 Entrepreneurs | Andrew Sieja - (Jeffron Boynes)
  • How to Make your Third-Party Provider a True Partner - (Bill Moore)
  • IDC Case Study Profiles Data Management Strategies Used in Complex Multi-District Litigation - (PR Web)
  • Integreon Extends Business Services Engagement with SNL Financial - (PRNewswire)
  • Interview:  Global Relay CEO Warren Roy on CKNW CEO Series with Bill Good – March 14, 2013 - (@GlobalRelay)
  • Maricopa Integrated Health System Chooses HP Autonomy to Streamline Data Backup and Recovery - (Press Release)
  • MicroTech CEO Delivers Keynote Address at Guidance Software Federal Summit -
  • Nextpoint Discovery Cloud™ Enhanced Review Metrics for eDiscovery Review Projects - (PR Web)
  • OpenText InfoFusion Now Available, Delivers Upon EIM Strategy to Migrate, Aggregate and Integrate - (Press Release)
  • OrcaTec Granted Patent on Language Modeling Concept Search - (PR Web)
  • RenewData® Awarded New Patent, Reinforcing eDiscovery Technological Leadership Position - (Business Wire)
  • Sprechen sie deutsch? Parlez-vous fran├žais? You do now! (Sandra Serkes)
  • Symantec 4.0: A New Strategy - (David Hill)
  • Tapes and Data: The Oliver Group is Quietly Storing Information in Securely Managed Vaults - (PR Web)
  • Tech Circuit: Washington to Los Angeles to Hong Kong Edition - (Monica Bay)
  • UBIC North America, Inc. Congratulates Its Advisory Board Member on Receiving Prestigious Award - (PR Web)
  • UBIC North America, Inc. to Participate in The Sedona Conference® Living on E-Discovery’s Cutting Edge - (PR Web)
  • Vaporstream Industry Experts Host Discussion on the Importance of Secure Messaging - (Press Release)
  • Wolters Kluwer Divests Its Minority Interest in AccessData Group - (Marketwire)
2013 eDiscovery Events


AIIM Conference
March 20-22, 2013
New Orleans, LA
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The Sedona Conference® Institute’s 7th Annual E-Discovery Program: Living On E-Discovery’s Cutting Edge
March 21-22, 2013
San Diego, CA
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April 4-6, 2013
Chicago, IL
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Laguna Beach eDiscovery Retreat
April 10-12, 2013
Laguna Beach, CA
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2013 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition
April 14-17, 2013
Washington, DC
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LawTech Futures
April 30, 2013
London, UK
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Information Governance & eDiscovery Strategy Exchange
May 5-7, 2013 San Diego, CA
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EDRM 2013-14 Kickoff Meeting
May 7-9, 2013
St. Paul, MN
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CEIC 2013
May 19 – 22, 2013
Orlando, FL
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LegalTech West Coast
May 21-22, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
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ILTA 2013 Annual Conference
August 18-22, 2013
Las Vegas, NV
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Fifth Annual Intermountain eDiscovery Conference - 2013
September 26, 2013
Salt Lake City, UT
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October 17-18, 2013
Orlando, FL
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LawTech Europe Congress 2013
October 21 - 22, 2013
Prague, Czech Republic
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ACC 2013 Annual Meeting
October 27-30, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
Cick here for more information.

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