Despite the challenges, legal organizations can rein in the information governance risks with common sense and the latest technologies. While nearly every law firm urges clients to manage their data properly — as in having a formal information lifecycle management program in place — a large number of firms don't practice what they preach.
Centralized document management, formal information management lifecycles, and proof of governance policy enforcement have all become non-negotiable elements in many firms' policy management and enforcement protocols. And they influence firms' choices of technology.
This article provides insight from a number of experts in the legal technology field, providing tips for mobility and information governance:
- Recognize that official records are now primarily electronic
- Confirm that all business systems and applications are up to the defined information governance standards
- Correctly classify information, and securely store it in a firm-approved record-keeping system
- Control unnecessary proliferation of information, establish formal legal hold policy and protocol
- Confirm the authenticity and integrity of information
- Properly handle the disposition of information when it reaches the end of legal and operational usefulness
Read the full article at Law.com (US).
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