When it comes to a company’s data, both the IT and legal departments should be involved and understand how the data flows and where it resides. However, the two groups have different perspectives and, sometimes, conflicting priorities when it comes to data security and records management.
New hardware and software
IT people like technology, and the newer and flashier it is, the better. However, they may not consider the records management implications of new apps or smartphones. In-house counsel need to be involved in the decision-making processes for purchasing and implementing new hardware and software, and make them comply with established procedures.