The confluence of privacy regulations (GDPR, CCPA, SHIELD) and cybersecurity incidents forces general counsel, managing partners and practice group leaders into the domain of technology. Knowing how data is accessed, used and retained is now a business priority. Leaders need to understand that internal processes are not always clearly defined, and subverted policies put firms at higher risk of data loss and inconsistent client service.
Data governance policies for saving emails and documents to document management systems are subverted by individuals and groups for reasons of functionality, access, ignorance, apathy, etc. If attorneys are working in various ways, client service varies, too.
If you are considering moving your applications to the cloud, this is a great opportunity to address process improvements and cybersecurity threats at once. Cloud providers offer a wide range of security controls and productivity enhancements, but not without risks of their own. Finding internal champions who understand your firm’s security requirements from a business perspective is critical to making the right decisions.
Join ILTA and IVIONICS’ Director of Consulting – Legal, Chris Zegers for a virtual roundtable with a candid look at issues often too delicate to leave boardrooms.