Extract from Colin Houghton’s article “How IT and Legal Can Work Together to Improve Data Security”
Too many corporate legal teams don’t manage ediscovery data security rigorously enough in-house. They take even fewer precautions when sharing it with service providers. This can be a dangerous gamble, especially considering the data you identify for use in ediscovery is likely among the most sensitive, important data you possess.
Here’s everything you need to know about how legal and IT teams can better work together to manage data security in-house.
1. Be Proactive with Data Security
It’s important from the get-go to work with your IT team to identify the security of your data. If you haven’t already, generate a data map to expedite the identification of data for ediscovery. Use that information to build a risk map. Once you’ve completed this process, take stock of where your data is in order to identify any potential areas that could be at risk.