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Join Us for the ARMA Houston Spring Conference 2018

ARMA 2018

Our team is preparing to attend the ARMA Houston Chapter spring conference held at the Executive Conference Center on April 24-25. This event’s theme “Ambitions Realized, Milestones Achieved” focuses sessions on the latest innovations in records management and information governance. We're excited to be returning to the city, seeing familiar faces, and making new friends.

The 6 Biggest Information Governance Challenges Law Firms Face Today

information management

Defining IG for Law Firms

Information governance means different things to different people. Recently, when leading industry organization IGI (Information Governance Initiative) asked its community members to help it define the term, respondents agreed that there are a wide range of activities that fall under the umbrella of IG. Those activities are by the chart below from the Information Governance Initiative 2014 Annual Report.

What is GDPR?

GDPR

Starting May 25, 2018, organisations that collect and store data on citizens in European Union (EU) countries must begin complying with strict new rules around protecting customer data. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to all organisations – regardless of their location – if they’re processing or storing personal data of EU data subjects.

GDPR Compliance Starts With Information Governance

information management, records managment, GDPR

As the deadline for GDPR implementation edges closer, discussions about compliance are mostly focused on how to ensure organizations have permission to use the data they’re collecting and processing. This makes sense in the light of today’s data-driven world, in which seemingly every part of our digital lives is tracked and stored. According to Gartner, data is growing 40-60% year over year.

However, discussions often fail to address the challenges organizations will face when it comes to securing and managing records and data after they have been collected. And this is important. GDPR introduces many new requirements for how personal information pertaining to EU citizens can be stored and processed. GDPR covers a wide range of data issues, such as the right to be forgotten; the right to data access; privacy impact assessments; data protection by design; and information security. 

FileTrail Will Be in L.A. on April 11

Information Governance Software, ILTA

We’ll be discussing IG compliance

FileTrail will be in L.A. on April 11 as part of our educational Roadshow Series in partnership with the International Legal Technology Association. The series, entitled “An Information Governance Policy Isn’t Enough – Strategies for Execution and Compliance,” will be making stops in five cities across the U.S., including Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta.

FileTrail Signs a New Deal with Am Law 100 Firm Foley & Lardner LLP

records managment, Records Management Software

FileTrail was recently chosen by Foley & Lardner LLP to upgrade its enterprise records management (RM) and information governance (IG) systems. The implementation is being overseen by information governance consulting firm InOutsource and includes integration of FileTrail’s best-in-class RMS with the firm’s document management system, NetDocuments. A second phase includes the installation of GPS, FileTrail’s recently launched IG policy suite.

FileTrail Launches 2018 Spring Educational Series on IG Compliance

Information Governance Software, ILTA

FileTrail is pleased to announce that in April and May 2018 we are launching an educational Roadshow Series in partnership with the International Legal Technology Association. The series, entitled “An Information Governance Policy Isn’t Enough – Strategies for Execution and Compliance,” will be making stops in five cities across the U.S., including Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta.

Information Governance for Law Firms – How FileTrail Automates IG (Part 3)

information management, records managment

A few weeks ago, we launched a 3-part article series about information governance (IG) for law firms. Every year, IG is getting more complex. As a result, even when law firms successfully launch IG programs they are often unable to follow through on implementation. High overhead costs and detailed manual procedures mean that compliance with IG policies isn’t 100%—or even followed at all. This leaves many firms at risk.

Information Governance for Law Firms - Why IG Compliance Isn’t Happening (Part 2)

information governance, Information Governance Software

Last week, we launched a 3-part article series about information governance (IG) for law firms. Every year, IG is getting more complex. As a result, even when law firms successfully launch IG programs they are often unable to follow through on implementation. High overhead costs and detailed manual procedures mean that compliance with IG policies isn’t 100%—or even followed at all.

In fact, today there are only a handful of large law firms that are doing destruction of physical records. Almost all firms have ignored disposition of electronic documents for 10 years or more. With all the risks associated with failing an audit, it doesn’t make sense that more firms aren’t compliant. In Part 2 of this series, we explore exactly why IG compliance is such a major challenge for modern law firms.

Join Us for ARMA 2018 in NYC

ARMA 2018

Our team is gearing up to attend the annual spring ARMA conference in NYC held at the Executive Conference Center on March 6th. This year’s event continues a yearly theme of "Educate --> Elevate --> Evolve!" and features many interesting sessions about the latest innovations in records management and information governance.

FileTrail is proud to be a sponsor of this exciting event. We'll be there all day, providing attendess with inspiration and new ideas for solving their law firms' most pressing challenges.