By Helen Geib and Rochelle Duyan, both of QDiscovery
Companies today are concerned about how to protect their electronic data, and rightfully so. Information is a significant asset to any business. Often it is also subject to regulatory and privacy requirements. In short, it must be protected, including during litigation. There are potential security vulnerabilities whenever data is sent outside the company to a law firm, expert or service provider. These vulnerabilities must and can be guarded against.
Are you aware of where your data is, what your data is and who controls it? Leaving your data exposed is equivalent to leaving the back door open for thieves to come in and steal your product. Having a data security protocol for electronically stored information (ESI) is just as important as having a lock on your door and an alarm system on the building. Actually it is even more important to safeguard your electronic data because it can be compromised more quickly and in ways that are undetectable until the damage has already occurred.
Read the full article here.
If you would like to submit content or write an article for the E-Discovery, Information Governance & Cybersecurity Section page, please email Kara Sikorski at email@example.com.