The regulatory landscape is changing at lightning speed. About 64% of countries now have data protection or privacy legislation and there are numerous new laws on the horizon, including a further 8% of countries with draft legislation.
Whether you’re a lawyer or IT professional in a law firm, you have a natural understanding of the threats that surround you. Threats of competition, mistakes in compliance, potential human error and the overall stressful nature of maintaining a successful practice and delivering exceptional value to your clients.
The days of grinding out 80-hour weeks in the office on top of a long daily commute are over. Whether it’s flexible hours, flexible location, work-from-home or going “part time,” law firms are changing their ways and opening the door to new policies that benefit both employees and the bottom line. With the right strategy, your firm can use this perk to make a real profit.
As legal professionals at all levels—in-house corporate attorneys and outside counsel alike—assist their organizations and clients in complying with substantial, global changes to the way personal data is regulated, there is one area that is sometimes overlooked: third-party data ownership.
Many business challenges—such as complying with privacy laws or implementing robust data minimization policies and procedures—now span organizational units. In terms of legal and compliance, those challenges break down primarily into three major threats:
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A couple years ago, Google did some retooling to Gmail. Some of those changes—like self-destructing emails and information right management (IRM)—created some new challenges for attorneys and others in involved in e-discovery operations.