Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Linklaters Wins Award for Information Security and Risk Management Success

[via LegalWeek - free trial registration required]: The British Technology Award for "Best Use of Technology of the Year in 2012" went to Linklaters for its information security/confidentiality management implementation:
  • "The judges praised Linklaters in this category for ably managing a large and complex project that had a demonstrable relevance to the business. The magic circle firm took the prize following the culmination of a 14-month programme overhauling its client confidentiality systems and the way in which it manages its regulatory obligations."
  • "By introducing new technology and changing working practices regarding the way the firm manages information barriers and access control, Linklaters has increased its control over client confidentiality, as well as increasing productivity."
  • "The firm has launched a new software tool capable of tracking and managing what each team is working on and automatically locking down its global document management, time recording and matter management systems accordingly."
Linklaters is not the first firm to win an award for a confidentiality technology project. The prior year:
Who says there's no glory to be had in risk management? (Certainly none of our readers.)

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