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Tuesday, 30 April 2013 14:58

Disaster Recovery: Lost Data Equals Business and Legal Headaches for Lawyers

Lost data and disaster recovery are topics that seems to appear in the news on an almost weekly basis. Between employees and professionals losing devices, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) practices, hacking, natural disasters, or hardware failure, protection of personal and professional information is on everyone’s minds.

For those who work in the legal field, lost digital information can have dire consequences. Litigation lawyers have custody of confidential and sensitive documents regarding their clients, in addition to information regarding the internal and financial operations of the firm itself. All of these must be safeguarded against loss and security breaches while meeting the pertinent state and bar association requirements for safe digital storage. If however, data is lost, a litigation law firm must deal with notifying various governing bodies, the interruption of their regular business, disaster recovery expenses, and potential insurance issues.