Data breaches within the Legal Profession

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Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, said:

“The number of breaches reported by barristers and solicitors may not seem that high, but given the sensitive information they handle, and the fact that it is often held in paper files rather than secured by any sort of encryption, that number is troubling. It is important that we sound the alarm at an early stage to make sure this problem is addressed before a barrister or solicitor is left counting the financial and reputational damage of a serious data breach.”

You can read the ICO News Release here.

A solution, for both the profession and the client, is to embrace the emerging Personal Cloud technology.
PAOGA would be pleased to contribute to this extremely sensitive area in which privacy and confidentiality are paramount and data breaches can have serious consequences for all concerned.

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