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.’
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