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ACC Launches Data Steward Program: An Approach to Assessing Law Firm Data Security

On December 8th, the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), which represents over 45,000 in-house counsel across 85 countries, announced the launch of its Data Steward Program (DSP) to help organizations and their law firms assess and share information about information security relating to client data. The DSP is two years in the making, collecting input … Continue Reading

Law Firms: Updated Cybersecurity Primer and Other Resources

Several years ago, we published a short primer for law firms intending to provide a brief discussion of key cybersecurity issues, including some helpful steps for safeguarding the client personal and confidential information they maintain. Since then, attacks against firms have increased, ethical rules are tightening, and clients are growing concerned.  In at least one … Continue Reading

Data Privacy and Security Primer for Law Firms

A UK law firm may find itself subject to significant penalties following reports of a data breach affecting thousands of people.  The recent 2010 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco devoted two sessions to the topic, specifically dealing with “cloud computing,” and the risks and ethical issues it raises for law firms. As data privacy and security risks … Continue Reading
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