Remote working and removable media policy—law firms
Remote working and removable media policy—law firms

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  • Remote working and removable media policy—law firms

Remote working and removable media policy—law firms

    1. 1

      Introduction

      1. 1.1

        While remote working (whether at home or on the go) and removable media offer our business and clients great benefits, they can also expose us to risks that are not easy to manage.

      1. 1.2

        This policy explains details of those risks, as well as the procedures we have in place to mitigate them.

    1. 2

      Responsibility and application

      1. 2.1

        [Insert name] is responsible for this policy.

      1. 2.2

        This policy applies to all staff.

    1. 3

      The risks

      1. 3.1

        Remote working and removable media involve the transit and storage of confidential and sensitive data outside the secure environment of the office, usually across the internet, in the cloud and sometimes in public places. This exposes us to significant risks.

      1. 3.2

        Loss or theft of data

        1. 3.2.1

          Mobile devices are highly susceptible to being lost or stolen and they may not have the same level of physical security as devices we keep at the office.

      1. 3.3

        Public place vulnerability

        1. 3.3.1

          Working remotely sometimes means working in a public place (such as a café or on a train). This presents the risk that you are observed by someone else, and the security of the material you are viewing (which could potentially include confidential client information) being compromised.

      1. 3.4

        Personal email and cloud storage accounts

        1. 3.4.1

          Personal email accounts, such as Yahoo, Gmail or Hotmail and cloud storage services, such as Dropbox, iCloud or

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