About the Family Law Week blog

The Family Law Week Blog is a companion site to Family Law Week. It complements the news, cases and articles published on Family Law Week with additional comment and coverage of the wider aspects of family law.

The Blog is edited by Jacqui Gilliatt, of 4 Brick Court and Lucy Reed, of St Johns Chambers.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Information Security

The Law Society has published new guidance on managing information security . The document itself is not particularly helpful (you must have a written policy and should carry out a risk assessment!) but there are useful linnks to other websites with practical advice (particularly the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure ) and it is a timely reminder in light of the recent controversies about cds & laptops going missing. Family lawyers obviously hold a lot of confidential information in their offices and on computers and it should be kept secure even though it may seem of limited interest. Enlightened self-interest in any event as the same measures to keep data confidential and secure should also minimise threats from viruses, trojans and other malware as well as old-fashioned burglars.

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