Weekly Top Story Digest – February 20, 2013

Compiled by @ComplexD 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


  • Adventures In Email Threading – http://bit.ly/XIW5qo (Brian Kapatkin)
  • Authentication of GPS and Google Earth Evidence — No Expert Required – http://bit.ly/XWG7Jz (Gregory Joseph)
  • Avoiding Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege: Why it’s Necessary to Take Precautions in Responding to Government Subpoenas and Discovery Requests – http://bit.ly/XZrchF (Jennifer Farer)
  • Burdens of Proof: Cryptographic Culture & Evidence Law in the Age of Electronic Documents – http://bit.ly/XmkT4t (Ben Rothke)
  • Charter Right to Search Google™? http://bit.ly/Y1SRyz (Martin Kratz)
  • Criminal, Civil Discovery Clash in PayPal Hacking Case – http://bit.ly/X7sUKB (Vanessa Blum)
  • Don’t Pass The eDiscovery Buck To The Vendor – http://bit.ly/Xe243A (Adam Losey)
  • eDisclosure and the Jackson Review – http://bit.ly/XjU2pH (Chris Callan)
  • Facebook Posts and Twitter Invites Don’t Violate Non-Solicitation Clause – http://bit.ly/Xlzr4x (Venkat Balasubramani)
  • Florida Legal Ethics Opinion Clears Way for Cloud Computing – http://bit.ly/VUmTpI (Bob Ambrogi)
  • Focusing on Substance over Mathematics in a Predictive Coding Workflow – http://bit.ly/XdKkoS  (Erik Post, Jim Vint)
  • Hasten Slowly | Millnet – http://bit.ly/12kfdPA (Charles Holloway)
  • Hyperlinking Should Not Infringe Copyright, Say Academics – http://bit.ly/Xmf7ji (Pinsent Masons)
  • Ineffective eDiscovery Raises the Cost of Healthcare – http://bit.ly/Y3Cu4u (Bill Tolson)
  • Internet Platforms Can Assume Role of Publisher and Become Liable for Defamation, Rules Court – http://bit.ly/XjTyjs (Pinsent Masons)
  • Is It Safe to Delete Your Groupon E-mails? http://bit.ly/XXYei9 (Amanda Miceli)
  • Job Market Heating Up for eDiscovery Technologists, Managers, and Attorneys – http://bit.ly/Xk1AZR (David Cohen)
  • Just When You Thought AOL Was Irrelevant – Good to Know those Emails from 1999 Won’t be Getting Out – http://bit.ly/XK7BBS (Chrissy Caputo)
  • N.D. Illinois Proposes New Local Patent Rules for Electronically Stored Information – http://bit.ly/XbRLgc (David Donoghue)
  • Note to Litigants: When Costs Shift, TAR Costs May Shift with Them – http://bit.ly/XEDVWN (Jeff Kangas)
  • “Objectively Baseless” Claims Lead To Heavy Sanctions – http://bit.ly/XkOFGN (David Magana)
  • Over $12 Million in Attorney Fees Awarded in Patent Case Involving Predictive Coding – http://bit.ly/XdJTuM (Matthew Nelson)
  • Preservation and Proportionality on the Agenda for US Litigation – http://bit.ly/139p9a7 (Chris Dale)
  • Re-Tallying The Facebook Demand Laws : Social Media Employment Law Blog – http://bit.ly/XAjz0O (Michael Schmidt)
  • RICO Mail Fraud: Proving Reliance Remains Essential Where It Is Integral to Plaintiff’s Theory of Causation – http://bit.ly/XIUhxB (Gregory Joseph)
  • Quick and Dirty Guide to eDiscovery Project Management (Part 1) – http://bit.ly/XjRSXl (Eric Robinson)
  • Sensitivity of Personal Data Should be Determined by Processing Purpose and Context, says ICO – http://bit.ly/XdubQt (Pinsent Masons)
  • Technology Assisted Review is NOT New … Just Improved – http://bit.ly/XYuIbX (Kevin Leser)
  • Thinking About Using Pictures Pulled From Twitter? Think Again, NY Court Warns – http://bit.ly/Xf2qaf (Alexander Lawrence, Jamie Kitano)
  • The Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2013 Relating to Disclosure and Case Management – http://bit.ly/XAEOQf (Chris Dale)
  • Train Accident Leads to eDiscovery Battle – http://bit.ly/XaprLd (Zack Needles)
  • Twitter And AmEx Team Up: Legal Questions Abound – http://bit.ly/XmexC9 (Eric Everson)
  • Simple Justice: Washington State Leads The Way To Affordable Legal Services – http://bit.ly/XglWms (Scott Greenfield)
  • US Judge says Clawback Pact Atones for All Discovery Sins, Attorney-Vendor Errors Included – http://bit.ly/XbfiOB (Robert Hilson)
  • What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You – http://bit.ly/XbYaIl (Drew Lewis)
  • Will There Ever Be International Standards for eDiscovery? http://bit.ly/XdnbTA (Anna Biblowitz)




  • 10 Questions You Should Ask About Risk Management – http://bit.ly/XjRNmi (Jim Deloach)
  • Ain’t No Sunshine: Introducing “The Federal Communications Commission Collaboration Act of 2013″ http://bit.ly/Y1QOKT (Kevin Goldberg)
  • Constant Self-Examination is Critical to Compliance – http://bit.ly/XdnHB8 (Dan Zitting)
  • Court Finds Crime Insurance Covers Data Losses – http://bit.ly/XoOiv2 (Bruce Raymond)
  • Data Protection in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: A Primer | Al-Mirsal – http://bit.ly/XjTbW9 (Omar Elsayed)
  • Deloitte Tech Trends Poll: You’ve Been Hacked, Now What?  http://bit.ly/Y1OyDa (Deloitte)
  • Deposition Prep That Lead To One Of The Most Notable FCPA Cases – http://bit.ly/Y1M8Vd (Mike Koehler)
  • Directors and Information Technology Oversight – http://hvrd.me/XIS0Tb (Mary Ann Cloyd)
  • Federal Court Certifies 60K-Member Class in Wireless Spam TCPA Litigation against Insurance Company – http://bit.ly/Xds3rU (Michelle Kisloff)
  • If You’re Collecting Our Data, You Ought to Protect It – http://nyti.ms/XWGuDS (Natasha Singer)
  • Inventors and Patent Attorneys: Beware the Ides of March – http://bit.ly/15paOKK (Lisa Schuchman)
  • Lessons From U.S. V. Kinnucan | Criminal Defense Lawyers – http://bit.ly/XkuSat (Daniel Purdom)
  • New Guideline on Personal Information Protection Becomes Effective in China – http://bit.ly/Xdpea4 (David Saltzman)
  • Takes One to Know One: Lawyers Catching Crooked Lawyers –  http://bit.ly/XaoEdc (James McGrath)
  • The Impact of Cloud Computing on FDA’s Regulation of Medical Products – http://bit.ly/XIWZ6u (Seth Mailhot)
  • The Need to Know About Executive Orders: Much Ado About … Cybersecurity – http://bit.ly/Xme7ff (Leland Beck)
  • The New HIPAA Omnibus Rule & Your Liability — A Detailed Review – http://bit.ly/12EloxW (Mintz Levin)
  • To Tweet Or Not To Tweet: FFIEC Issues Proposed Guidance On Social Media – http://bit.ly/XdpCpi (Christopher Connell, Nicholas Deenis, Laura Souchick)
  • SEC Enforcement in the Second Term of the Obama Administration – http://hvrd.me/Xdqw55 (Colleen Mahoney, Erich Schwartz)
  • Weekly “Quick 15″ Corporate Risk Review Stories – 2.15.13 – http://bit.ly/XdxNls (@ActionableINT)
  • You May Get Lucky By Not Discussing Merger Talks – Securities Compliance Sentinel – http://bit.ly/Y1TisJ (Ernest Badway)


  • Risks of Friendships on Social Networks (PDF) http://bit.ly/Xk5mlX (Cuneyt Akcora, Barbara Carminati, Elena Ferrari)
  • Technology Assisted Review Backgrounder Update – http://bit.ly/IiTGtb (@OrangeLT)
  • The Demographics of Social Media Users — 2012 – Pew Research – http://bit.ly/15rMgkp (Maeve Duggan, Joanna Brenner)
  • The Story of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – SSRN (PDF) http://bit.ly/XjQaVG (Mike Kohler)
  • The Risky Business of Social Media – http://bit.ly/XmckXx (Patricia Salkin, Julie Tappendorf)



  • 3 Ways To Protect Cache Writes – http://bit.ly/XEFtjD (George Crump)
  • 77% of Law Firms’ Target Audience Using Social Networking –  http://bit.ly/XSim57 (Kevin O’Keefe)
  • Capacity-based Versus Socket-based Backup Software Licensing – Determining Which is Best for Your Organization – http://bit.ly/Y6Shj5 (Jerome Wendt)
  • Critical Security Patches for Exchange Issued by Microsoft – http://bit.ly/XITKMd (John Mello)
  • Distance Learning in Legal Education: Delivery Models, Regulatory Issues, and Recommended Practices – http://bit.ly/Xdq0UI (beSpecific)
  • Five Killer Techniques for Data Mining – http://bit.ly/YBQCie (Scott Raspa)
  • Opera’s WebKit Move Isolates Mozilla – http://bit.ly/Y6Tjf1 (Thomas Claburn)
  • In Tech, Does I.T. or Marketing Rule? – http://nyti.ms/XExzXF (Quentin Hardy)
  • Tech Predictions for 2013: It’s All About Mobile – http://nyti.ms/XWZxxZ (Claire Cain Miller)
  • The Public’s Concern and ICANN’s Request Regarding Closed Generic Domains – http://bit.ly/XjT1hp (Heather Nolan)
  • Tips to Choosing the Right Backup Appliance for Your Size Organization – http://bit.ly/X7uITW (Jerome Wendt)
  • Why CIOs Must Care About New API Management Platforms. Hint, It’s About Mobile Apps. – http://bit.ly/Xdom5l (Ted Schadler)


  • Alpha Systems Releases Alpha ImageWorks®, Version 2.4 – http://bit.ly/Y45M30 (PR Web)
  • AXS-One Announces Trade-up Program for Mimosa NearPoint Customers – http://bit.ly/XEB68b (Business Wire)
  • Concept Searching Partners with Discovery Machine – http://bit.ly/XBxtzQ (PR Web)
  • Consilio Becomes the New Name for First Advantage Litigation Consulting – http://mwne.ws/XBvX0E (Marketwire)
  • CPA Global Acquires First To File – http://bit.ly/Y6J9uG (Evan Koblentz)
  • D4: Common eDiscovery “Vendor” Myths Refuted – http://bit.ly/XGzc77 (Josh Headley)
  • Daegis: eDiscovery Security in the Age of Unauthorized Access – http://bit.ly/Xn31GL (Chuck Pindell)
  • Deloitte | Discovery Management Digest – http://bit.ly/XJGGGj (Deloitte)
  • Don Philbin of Picture It Settled – eDiscovery Trends – http://bit.ly/XkIlzc (Doug Austin)
  • eDJ’s Predictive Coding Webinar Gets Great Response – http://bit.ly/XFabcg (Barry Murphy)
  • eDiscovery Vendors Should Not Charge for Collecting and Preserving Data – http://bit.ly/XGCzLd (David Bohrer)
  • Epiq Systems Launches AACER® 2.0 – http://bit.ly/15teWcO (Press Release)
  • Fairchild Semiconductor Selects CloudLock to Secure Document Collaboration and Google Apps Add-On – http://bit.ly/Y4ycdh (Business Wire)
  • Firmex Virtual Data Rooms Achieves Impressive Customer Satisfaction Results – http://bit.ly/XEMQaP (@LegalIT)
  • Guidance Software Appoints New Sales Leader for EMEA and APAC Regions – http://bit.ly/Xdrqys (Business Wire)
  • HP Autonomy, CloudSystem Financing: Calling All Partners  – http://bit.ly/15tfOOB (@TheVARGuy)
  • Huron Consulting Group Expands Huron Legal with eDiscovery and Forensics Experts – http://bit.ly/XmHsGj (Press Release)
  • HuronLegal Q&A: Are eDiscovery Search Terms Still Viable? http://bit.ly/XEFMLo (Business Wire)
  • Interview with Attorney and eDiscovery Expert Susan Nickle – http://bit.ly/XnKxG8 (@eDiscoveryBeat)
  • Managing eDiscovery Momentum – It Takes Time to Turn the Ship – http://bit.ly/15sfjEi (Greg Buckles)
  • Measuring and Validating the Effectiveness of Relativity Assisted Review – http://bit.ly/X7VrQk (David Grossman)
  • Mobile Phone Examiner Plus (MPE+) 5.2.1 Available Now | http://bit.ly/XaOEVQ (Forensic Focus)
  • New TransVault Migrator for EMC SourceOne Simplifies Email Archive Upgrades – http://bit.ly/XJ1Xjz (Press Release)
  • OrangeLT™ is Different from Most eDiscovery Companies – http://bit.ly/XkJFC3 (@OrangeLT)
  • Predicting Discovery? Initial Results of 120-Second Provider Predictive Coding Survey – http://bit.ly/XirAVh (@ComplexD)
  • Recommind / Bob Tennant – Advice for Making Machine Learning Work For Business – http://onforb.es/15dMCe4 (Dan Woods)
  • Ray Zwiefelhofer of World Software – eDiscovery Trends – http://bit.ly/XaIjKf (Doug Austin)
  • Tech Circuit: Pyrotechnics Edition – http://bit.ly/15tldoJ (Monica Bay)
  • Tom Gelbmann of Gelbmann & Associates, LLC – eDiscovery Trends – http://bit.ly/XdtBSF (Doug Austin)
  • ZLTechnologies Earns Top Visionary Placement in Gartner Magic Quadrant – http://mwne.ws/XGiIMi (Marketwire)
  • ZyLAB and Noerr enter Strategic Partnership – http://bit.ly/XEWOcf (The Lawyer)

2013 eDiscovery Events


The Sedona Conference® – eDiscovery Cooperation Training
February 21-22, 2013
Phoenix, AZ
Click here for more information.

ACEDS 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition
February 28 – March 2, 2013
Hollywood, FL
Click here for more information.


HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition
March 3-7, 2013
New Orleans, LA
Click here for more information.

Legal IT Business Show 2013
March 5-6, 2013
London, United Kingdom
Click here for more information.

Second Annual ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference
March 13-15, 2013
Tempe, AZ
Click here for more information.

AIIM Conference
March 20-22, 2013
New Orleans, LA
Click here for more information.

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
Click here for more information.

Laguna Beach eDiscovery Retreat
April 10-12, 2013
Laguna Beach, CA
Click here for more information.

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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EDRM 2013-14 Kickoff Meeting
May 7-9, 2013
St. Paul, MN
Click here for more information.

CEIC 2013
May 19 – 22, 2013
Orlando, FL
Click here for more information.

LegalTech West Coast
May 21-22, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
Click here for more information.


ILTA 2013 Annual Conference
August 18-22, 2013
Las Vegas, NV
Click here for more information.


Fifth Annual Intermountain eDiscovery Conference – 2013
September 26, 2013
Salt Lake City, UT
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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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