Today Amazon Web Services informed BeyondRecognition that AWS has taken down the Enron Email Data Set. This is the message we received: From: Amazon EC2 Abuse <ec2-abuse@amazon.com> Date: May 6, 2013, 4:36:57 PM CDT To: “jmartin@beyondrecognition.net” <jmartin@beyondrecognition.net> Subject: Your Amazon EC2 Abuse Report [58131675787] Reply-To: Amazon EC2 Abuse <ec2-abuse@amazon.com> Hello John, We apologize for the delayed response to your report. […]

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Background. The Electronic Discovery Reference Model (“EDRM”) is an e-discovery industry standards setting group, and the EDRM Enron Email Data Set v2 (“EDRM Data”) is a collection of documents originally gathered by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) as part of its investigation of Enron’s energy trading practices and then made public by it. EDRM […]

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Rule 9037 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure governs protecting certain personal information in bankruptcy proceedings, including creditor matrices filed under Rule 1007 and proofs of claims under Rule 3001. See also Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.2 governing redaction of certain personal and financial information contained in documents filed with a federal court, […]

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Organizations should perform periodic “spring cleaning” of their document management and file share systems to ensure they are keeping needed records while disposing of duplicative or unnecessary documents. A logical time to do this is when upgrading content management systems, e.g., moving to EMC Documentum’s D2, or when increasing the scope of managed content. The […]

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A recent AIIM survey report, “Information Governance, records, risks and retention in the litigation age” (link), highlights issues faced by organizations in trying to manage their documents: Custodian-based classification doesn’t work Disc storage is steadily growing with no end in sight Nobody ever seems to delete any electronic records Organizations want to unify their treatment […]

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