The reach of GDPR goes well beyond the borders of Europe. To drive forward its data security strategy and compliance with the new regulation, top Indian law firm Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co (SAM & Co) has selected Workshare, the leading provider of secure enterprise file sharing and collaboration applications.
As part of its Secure solution, Workshare will further strengthen data security controls for SAM’s clients, particularly in the areas of email security and protecting personally identifiable information (PII) held in matter files.
By applying policy-based rules to content being shared via email, Workshare Secure will enable Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co to stop PII being shared inappropriately via email. The firm will now be able to protect all their clients’ data and ensure compliance with GDPR for those located in the European Union.
“As one of India’s premier law firms, we have always taken the protection of client data very seriously. The introduction of the GDPR earlier this year provided the impetus to review and further strengthen our system security and in particular, protect the personally identifiable information of our clients and professionals. The Workshare solution has helped us further strengthen our data security and our compliance with the stringent GDPR rules,” said Jennifer Milford, COO at SAM & Co.
Shams Khan, Head of IT Infrastructure & Information Security, at SAM & Co said: “The Workshare Secure solution has a unique functionality to ensure documents leaving the firm via corporate email do not contain sensitive personally identifiable information or metadata. The data loss prevention technology was implemented quickly to ensure measures were in place prior to the introduction of the GDPR deadline in May 2018. Workshare now plays a pivotal role in the firm’s compliance with all the legislation we and our clients abide by.”
Khan went on to say: “We wanted to use a leading technology provider who had experience and could meet our immediate data security needs. We were looking for a long-term legal tech provider who could ensure we were equipped with the best tool to provide the right security outcomes for our world of clients. Workshare is the perfect fit.”
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co use iManage as their document management solution for file access and management. The sophisticated technology offered by Workshare Secure which secures email sharing by studying a file’s content to automatically remove PII contained in the metadata has further bolstered the law firm’s existing security processes.
When assessing technology providers, SAM & Co were able to see that Workshare had the most comprehensive roadmap of security integrations, analytics and reporting to extend security capabilities into the future. With this functionality, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co had confidence that data loss prevention and compliance with changing regulation would be catered for long-term.
Ryan Reyes, Asia Pacific Account Manager of Workshare, said “We are delighted to work with such a prestigious law firm. Data security is obviously paramount to Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co and their clients. We’re very proud to be the firm’s technology partner of choice.”
Reyes concluded: “Workshare has mature distribution channels in the Asia Pacific region, with a well-established support process, this allowed us to deploy solutions quickly and seamlessly in provision of our clients.”
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