Cloud computing – advice for law firms

In her recent piece on cloud computing for the Law Society Gazette, journalist Joanna Goodman quotes Epoq’s chairman, Richard Cohen who says that in relation to data capture in the cloud:

‘We give firms the tools to extract data,’ says Cohen. ‘Lawyers can fold the document into different formats, including Word, PDF and RTF – and file it in their case management system, but if they don’t do it, there could be problems. That is not the cloud provider’s responsibility. A good cloud provider should provide a mechanism for the firm to capture the document and undertake to protect client data and documentation. Obviously the law firm needs to have a contract with the provider, but this does not mean that the firm is not responsible for capturing and storing it for the required time.’

Read the full article here.