Risk & Compliance

You can’t throw documents in boxes, tuck them away in a closet, and expect success for your business. Halfhearted document management practices lead to lost productivity, unnecessary audits, and regulatory non-compliance. Here are several reasons your business needs a good file storage and management plan.

 

By consolidating its technology vendors, ByrneWallace was able to streamline the user experience and make major improvements to solutions depended upon by staff every single day. ByrneWallace improved its redaction workflows, document comparison speed and accuracy, and data protection, so it is more easily able to meet the requirements for ISO 27001 and GDPR compliance.

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Accidental human errors are increasingly leading to serious data breaches – a worrying prospect for law firms. Sam Moore, innovation manager and solicitor at Burness Paull, explains how his firm uses DocsCorp products to reduce these risks, improving lawyers’ quality of life in the process.

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The new industry guide evaluates common electronic redaction techniques and workflows, finding most of them wanting in terms of efficiency and security.

If you want to cut the time and costs associated with storing and locating paper records, document scanning is the perfect solution. But there’s also a lot of room for error. Here are several guidelines to help you avoid common document scanning pitfalls:

Every business generates confidential waste. The key is making sure yours is disposed of thoroughly and securely. One breach can result in GDPR fines, loss of customer trust, and permanent brand damage. In this blog, we offer the tips for handling your confidential waste.

Peppermint Technology today announced it has been included in the HMRC’s list of VAT compatible software products for Making Tax Digital (MTD). MTD is a key part of the government’s plans to make it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right and keep on top of their affairs. From 1st April 2019 all VAT returns for businesses with a taxable turnover over the VAT threshold will have to be processed electronically via a recognised MTD integration service.

Since the implementation of the GDPR, the legislation has had a significant impact on law firms and how they process and retain data. Clients expect organisations to be actively pursuing compliance, and being transparent and accountable in the processing of their personal information.

The ICO have already taken enforcement actions against several organisations for breaches, including the Ministry of Justice, but fines aren’t the only costly aspect, brand damage and loss of confidence from clients can have increasingly damaging results.

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