And I know from my regular conversations with law firms and insurers that this is an area of serious concern for many of you.
The section in this report on regulatory responsibilities will help you with what you need to do. We all need to know what is happening, what the latest cyber attacks are and how we can avoid being caught out. We can all work together to keep the legal sector as safe as possible, protecting firms and protecting your clients.
Cloud computing means storing, accessing and processing information on a network of remote servers managed by a third party and accessed over the internet, rather than holding data on a local computer. Cloud computing has been available for many years but it is now more accessible than ever before.
We all know that cyber security is an ever growing risk – and cybercrime is now in fact the most prevalent crime in the UK.
We all need information technology, so we all need to be aware of the threats.
This report builds on that, offering legal professionals a practical, up-to-date guide on how to manage your online security - from cloud computing to the latest cybercrime trends.
Protecting yourself – and your clients - from threats requires constant vigilance.It is important to comply with the DPA when handling personal data. It can be difficult to establish where any particular item of data is being held.This matters because the Eighth Data Protection Principle states that personal data may not be sent out of the European Economic Area (EEA) unless the country it is sent to ensures an adequate level of protection The European Commission has not made a finding of adequacy for the US.This means that there needs to be an agreement that allows us to obtain or inspect the information.This does not need to involve a right for us to physically enter the premises of a cloud data provider.Firms may wish to use their own best judgement when choosing providers who use US servers, to be sure that they have the protection of the Privacy Shield.