The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into full force in May, 2018 and stipulates new minimum requirements with which any documented personal information must comply, for the protection of all EU citizens. Lawyers hold scans of clients’ ID documents for various purposes including compliance with anti-money laundering legislation.
These documents are often scanned, saved as image-only files of mixed quality and finally stored in the law firm’s chosen document management system or on a shared disk drive. In any law firm, thousands of documents exist containing sensitive personal information.
While there are several operational challenges to address before the May 2018 deadline, two are particularly crucial; Data Subject Access Requests (DSAR) and accidental data leaks:
- Imagine if you had no insight into a quarter of your information and were unable to respond to a DSAR. It is likely that at least some of this data is unsearchable, or “dark”, meaning that most companies can’t locate up to 20 to 30 percent of data they possess.
- Should personal information ever wind up in the wrong hands, the outcome would be at best embarrassing, at worst commercial suicide, or an unlawful breach of the GDPR.
Will your firm be ready for GDPR; will you be able to prevent data disclosure and identify all personal information to respond to a DSAR?
How We Can Help
We can implement contentCrawler from Docscorp that quickly scans image files and image-only PDFs in your Document Management System or on your shared disk drives, “reads” the content using optical character recognition and converts the files into text-searchable PDF format, which makes searches more effective. Having illuminated the dark data, contentCrawler also has the ability to compress these files for more efficient storage.
Why DocsCorp & Peregrine Cloud?
In 2015, over 50% of the UK’s Top 100 law firms were using DocsCorp’s suite of applications to manage their document production and distribution processes. They are continuing to make significant gains in other markets including North America and Europe.
We are confident these figures serve to highlight that DocsCorp provide one of the leading global solutions for your document comparison and cleaning requirements.
Combined with our 20 years of experience in delivering software solutions for law firms, as partners together, we offer document OCR and compression solutions to facilitate document discovery.
Benefits of our Document Discovery solutions
Reduce Non-Compliance Risks
Make Documents Searchable
Process Your Documents
Improve Scanner Performance
Reduce File Sizes
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This will include any needs we have identified for document discovery solutions.
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To find out what your document discovery project would cost, contact us today.
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