The New IGRM Isn’t Ready for Prime Time Just Yet, But That’s OK: eDiscovery Best Practices

This week’s post for IPRO’s blog is about the new IGRM, aka Information Governance Reference Model. The new version looks great (as evidenced by the graphic above) and will go into effect soon, just not as quickly as expected when I covered it back in June. And that’s OK, because it means people have indicated they are invested in the new IGRM model – and in information governance in general.

Today is actually E-Discovery Day, but EDRM has already conducted two days of terrific sessions, project updates and even trivia contests (courtesy of David Greetham, I did OK in one of them!). EDRM provided an update for several of the EDRM projects currently in progress and stated that the release of the final version of the new IGRM model has been pushed back – likely to January – to address the large number of comments they received during the public comment period. The new version of the model (after addressing the public comments) will likely be version 4.1.

So why is the delay a good thing? What’s new in the new IGRM (so far)? And what does Mary Mack, CEO and Chief Legal Technologist for EDRM, have to say about the changes to IGRM? You can find out on IPRO’s blog here. It’s just one more click! 🙂

And a reminder that today at 1pm ET, IPRO, in partnership with ACEDS, will present the webinar E-Discovery Day 2021: A Look at Industry Resiliency and Preparations for Reinventing the Future. Join IPRO executives Ryan Joyce, VP of Strategy, and Nick Inglis, Director of Information Governance, for this look at the events that have pushed the industry to adapt, and how a convergence with Information Governance is making a big impact on the future of how law firms and corporations manage their data. You can register for it here – I did!

So, what do you think? What events are you planning to attend today on E-Discovery Day? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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