LCCA sets standard for cloud computing in legal industry
The Legal Cloud Computing Association has released the first set of 21 cloud security standards crafted specifically for the legal industry.
They are intended to help law firms and attorneys choose software providers that meet basic security measures and lay out what organisations should look for when selecting a cloud-based service provider.
Version 1.0 of the standards dictate that software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers (providers that store and provide access to information over the internet) should disclose where their data is stored and be able to meet basic standards for data security, as well as user access and authentication. Legal service providers also should meet terms of service basics for privacy, data breaches and data recovery.
LCCA President Jack Newton commented that they will ‘help the legal industry stay prepared and secure.’ He added that: ‘There’s a reason we’re referring to this as ‘version 1.0’ of the LCCA Security Standards: technology must constantly evolve to meet new threats, and so too will these standards.’
Source: Global Legal Post