2021 November, 10

Why an Information Governance Policy is Vital to Your Organization and Mistakes to Avoid When Creating One

November 10th, 2021|Blog|

A solid information governance plan is only good if it complies with current security best practices and compliance regulations. As we close out 2021, now is a good time to review your information governance plan – or create one if you have not yet – and update it to reflect the current situation. We recently had a conversation with an industry insider on the topic of mistakes in information governance. [...]

2021 August, 17

How to Get Involved in the ACC Data Steward Program

August 17th, 2021|Blog|

Over the past several months, we’ve posted a series of blogs that explain the benefits of the ACC’s new Data Steward Program for both law firms and corporate legal departments. Getting started with the program is simple. Law firms: A law firm can volunteer to participate and conduct a self-assessment called the DSP Core Assessment. The results of the self-assessment are only visible to the firm, giving the firm the [...]

2021 August, 11

What to Expect with the ACC’s New Data Security Standards

August 11th, 2021|Blog|

According to the ACC, the Data Steward Program (DSP) offers “a standardized framework for assessing, scoring, benchmarking, validating and accrediting a law firm’s posture regarding client data security. It then enables secure and easy sharing of this profile with the firm’s clients or potential clients.” The Data Steward Program uses a standards-based approach that includes: Infosec frameworks Defensible due diligence Highly secure profiles and scores with controlled disclosure An open [...]

2021 June, 30

Kenya Parrish-Dixon’s Year as a Stellar Women in eDiscovery Award Winner

June 30th, 2021|Blog|

We’ve almost come up on a year since ETRM Group’s COO and General Counsel, Kenya Parrish-Dixon, learned she had been named as a finalist in the Stellar Women in eDiscovery category of Relativity’s Innovation Awards. She’s had a busy year supporting the Stellar Women initiative since then! Kenya’s involvement kicked off last September with a podcast featuring Kenya and fellow Innovation Award finalists. They discussed their spirit of innovation and [...]

2021 June, 23

The Benefits of the ACC Data Steward Program to Law Firms

June 23rd, 2021|Blog|

Many law firms today struggle with managing the many different data security requirements for their corporate clients. A large law firm could have relationships with hundreds of corporate clients, and while smaller firms may have fewer corporate clients, they still must manage the data security requirements for each. This important obligation can be burdensome to a firm of any size. Law firms become a repository for data belonging to every [...]

2021 June, 14

The Benefits of the ACC Data Steward Program to Corporate Legal Departments

June 14th, 2021|Blog|

Many corporations today are struggling with managing data security requirements for their law firms. A Fortune 500 company may have relationships with 500 law firms and vendors, and while smaller corporations may work with fewer firms, they still must manage the data security requirements for each. No matter the size of the company, this important obligation can be burdensome. For these reasons, the Association of Corporate Counsel founded the Data [...]

2021 May, 13

The Latest Security Standards to Know About Your eDiscovery Expert

May 13th, 2021|Blog, Events & Conferences|

Because law firms become repositories of client data as part of their engagement, it is no surprise that they are increasingly coming under attack from cyber criminals seeking to steal private, sensitive, and even confidential information. Lawyers have an obligation to protect privileged client information and firms must make reasonable effort to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of information or access to it. That duty extends to data involved in eDiscovery. [...]

2021 March, 15

How the ACC’s Data Steward Program Came to Be

March 15th, 2021|Blog, Events & Conferences|

In 2017, the Federal Trade Commission overhauled its litigation support infrastructure and pushed all its data into a FedRAMP authorized cloud. At the time, there was a profound need for an eDiscovery solution that met the workflow of the FTC attorneys, but there was also a greater need for data security to protect sensitive and private information. The Association of Corporate Counsel recognized the need for greater data security in [...]

2021 March, 1

Empire Technologies Risk Management Group Expert Speaking at Multiple Industry Events in March

March 1st, 2021|Blog, Events & Conferences|

Kenya Parrish-Dixon, our COO and General Counsel, has a busy March planned! She will be speaking at three legal industry events. Join her at any of the following: ACC’s Cybersecurity Summit March 2, 11:15 a.m. ET Topic: How Companies Can Ensure Their Law Firms Have The Right Level of Information Security Description: This discussion will explore the Association of Corporate Counsel’s recently launched Data Steward Program for assessing, benchmarking, validating [...]

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