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November 2011
 
 
 
 
   
    Information Management & Investigations    
 
    RECENT COURT DECISIONS
 
  Court Finds Electronic Communications Privacy Act Literally Extends to "Any Person"
Suzlon Energy Ltd. v. Microsoft Corp., No. 10-35793 (9th Cir. Oct. 3, 2011).

Court Orders Preservation of Thousands of Hard Drives
Pippins v. KPMG LLP, 2011 WL 4701849 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 7, 2011).

Court Imposes Default Judgment Sanction Based on Egregious, Intentional Deletion of ESI
Gentex Corp. v. Sutter, 2011 WL 5040893 (M.D. Pa. Oct. 24, 2011).

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    FEATURE ARTICLE
 
  Data Loss

The RAID Against Data Loss in Virtualized Environments

Irrespective of an organization's size, virtualization has become an industry-wide staple in IT infrastructures due to the utility and resource maximization offered by virtualized solutions. Despite the rampant use of virtualization among companies, the presence of virtualized environments in IT infrastructures continues to grow.

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    MEET THE EXPERT
 
  David Logue
Lead Remote Data Recovery Engineer
Kroll Ontrack

As the Lead Remote Data Recovery Engineer for Kroll Ontrack, Mr. Logue assists customers around the world with the recovery of data from failed or damaged computer systems while ensuring efficiency and quality at every stage of the data recovery process.

Mr. Logue joined Kroll Ontrack in 2001 and has over nine years of data recovery experience. Leveraging his expertise, he currently leads a team whose members specialize in the remote recovery of high-end SAN and NAS storage technologies using the Kroll Ontrack patented remote data recovery solutions. Mr. Logue also works closely with Kroll Ontrack development teams to communicate client needs, build innovative tools, and create and deliver custom solutions for specific data loss needs. He is further involved with the system administration and storage teams in managing the IT infrastructure for the data recovery business.

Prior to joining Kroll Ontrack, Mr. Logue held server and database administration positions with a leading health care company as well as management roles within their technical support teams.

Mr. Logue received his B.A. from Hamline University with an emphasis in business management and psychology. Mr. Logue earned a J.D. from Hamline University School of Law and is licensed to practice in the state of Minnesota. He is also a member of the IOUG, PASSMN and VMUG associations.

    KROLL ONTRACK® OnPoint:
 
  As Data Breaches Increase, Notification Laws Expand

Effective January 1, 2012, any data holder who conducts business in California will be subject to heightened disclosure policies when their encrypted data is breached.

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    INDUSTRY EVENTS
 
 
11/16/2011 Exploring Cloud-Based Do-It-Yourself
Discovery
Online Seminar
11/17/2011 Utah State Bar Salt Lake City, UT
11/17/2011 The 8th Annual Advanced eDiscovery Institute Washington, DC
11/29/2011 Intelligent Review Technology CLE Boston, MA
12/1/2011 Intelligent Review Technology CLE Philadelphia, PA
12/8/2011 Advanced Certification Course Eden Prairie, MN


    E-DISCOVERY CERTIFICATION COURSE
 
  Certification Course

Earn 10 CLE credits (inclusive of 1 ethics credit)

Advanced Course - Minneapolis, MN December 8-9
Register now!  

Earn CLE and ethics credits while learning to better prepare for and manage electronically stored information in the context of investigations, litigation and regulatory matters. Attendees will also gain a competitive edge in the marketplace and be a vital legal and technical resource to their clients and colleagues.  

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  IN THIS ISSUE  
 
RECENT COURT DECISIONS

FEATURE ARTICLE
The RAID Against Data Loss in Virtualized Environments

KROLL ONTRACK® OnPoint:
As Data Breaches Increase, Notification Laws Expand

Meet the Expert
David Logue
Lead Remote Data Recovery Engineer
Kroll Ontrack

E-DISCOVERY CERTIFICATION COURSE

 
    WEBINAR  
Webinar
 
Exploring Cloud-Based
Do-It-Yourself Discovery

Explore how organization can better manage costs and increase control over discovery through in-house or in-firm e-discovery tools.

  • Selecting DIY solutions v. service providers
  • Deploying on-premise software v. SaaS or "cloud" platforms
  • Analyzing new survey results regarding DIY e-discovery trends
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    FREE WHITEPAPER  

New Whitepaper

 
Data Loss in a Virtual Environment – An Emerging Problem

This whitepaper reviews solutions to successfully meet the requirements of business continuity, including common virtual data loss scenarios and recent virtualization data loss case studies.

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    PODCASTS  
ESI Report
 
Computer-Assisted Coding Implementation, Judicial Commentary & Cloud Computing

On The ESI Report, host Kelly Kubacki, Attorney in the Thought Leadership & Industry Relations division at Kroll Ontrack welcomes Jessica Jones, Litigation Support Senior Analyst at Ropes & Gray, and Allison Berres, Legal Consultant for Kroll Ontrack, to discuss the hot issue of computer-assisted coding, including its defensibility, what judges are saying and how to actually implement this technology.

In the Bits & Bytes Legal Analysis, Kroll Ontrack Legal Correspondent, Elliot Westman, explores the recent case of Suzlon Energy Limited v. Microsoft Corporation.

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