Document Security & Compliance: Are You Really Willing to Risk it?

There is no shortage of subpar consumer services available to store documents and data. Should you, as a firm and practicing professional, be using these to store and access client documents and confidential information? The answer should be a resounding no. Performing a quick web search on data security breaches for many of the consumer services returns a staggering amount of posts, ranging from hacked accounts, to leaked passwords, to complete data loss. For over a decade, NetDocuments has been solving the document management security concerns for firms all over the world. Here are some key questions and answers to navigate the complexity of client data and confidentiality.

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Clearing the Fog

In the September/October 2011issue of The Pennsylvania Lawyer, published by the Pennsylvania Bar Association, practicing attorney and technology consultant, Shannon Brown, provides a very thoughtful and informative primer on the "why's and wherefores" of cloud computing. His article offers some important background for attorneys attempting to understand the "alphabet soup" of current cloud computing terminology.

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NetDocuments Achieves SAS 70 and EU Safe Harbor Certifications

OREM, UTAH – February 17, 2010 – NetDocuments, the leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) content management service provider, announced today it has completed the SAS 70 Type I audit, and it has also completed the Truste EU Safe Harbor Certification, acknowledging that NetDocuments delivers its SaaS content management service and its web site in accordance with these standards.

The SAS 70 standard (Statement on Auditing Standards No.70) was developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and is an internationally recognized auditing standard. SAS 70 designation represents that the AICPA or its designees have conducted a rigorous audit of the NetDocuments controls and safeguards over its information technology and all related processes.

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How Does the Fourth Amendment Relate to the Cloud?

This post was authored by Danny Johnson of the NetDocuments sales and marketing group.

The Fourth Amendment in the Bill of Rights protects against unreasonable searches and seizures and is a vital part of the United States Constitution. As data stored in the cloud continues to proliferate, the debate on how this law relates to the security of this data will become increasingly important.

Recently, a very in depth analysis on this topic was released in the June 2009 edition of the Minnesota Law Review titled, "Defogging the Cloud: Applying Fourth Amendment Principles to Evolving Privacy Expectations in Cloud Computing." The article discusses how the fourth amendment relates to data stored in the cloud. The article was written by David Couillard, who is in his final year at Minnesota Law School.

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