Top Legal Firm adopts policy management software to improve Information Security

September 26, 2014
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MetaCompliance have been chosen to provide automated policy management for one of Scotland’s largest law firms. Brodies LLP have adopted MetaCompliance product suite to enable them to tackle the problem of user awareness and compliance. MetaCompliance is the most comprehensive Policy Management and User surveying software available for ensuring the participation, awareness and accountability of users and third parties.

The solution enables organisations to narrow the gap between corporate policy and people’s actual working practices. Getting employees within legal firms to understand and follow key guidelines not only drives improved information governance, but also helps to raise employee productivity and reduce operational costs. MetaCompliance provides the way to raise policy awareness whilst making it easier for managers to foster policy participation and for auditors to measure policy compliance.

Brodies recognised the advantages that MetaCompliance could provide a large company in the legal sector; automation of policy distribution, user engagement and accountability.

Damien Behan IT director at Brodies gives the following reasons for their choice, “The MetaCompliance system offered Brodies a delivery mechanism for policies that would be easily understood and actioned by staff, while also giving the assurance of compliance.

Information Security is hugely important to an organisation such as Brodies, and raising and tracking awareness can be difficult in a large firm. The ability to push out messages and policies and to ensure that colleagues have seen them is very important, and MetaCompliance was a great fit. Being able to easily report on our compliance status is a major benefit of the system.”

“We are delighted to welcome Brodies as a customer” commented Robert O’Brien, founder and CEO of MetaCompliance, “It is clear that legal firms both large and small are very conscious of reputational damage arising from a data protection incident. Solicitors find themselves in possession of highly sensitive information on a daily basis and like everyone else they use information technology to run their businesses. Only by taking a proactive approach to the human element of data protection can they start to mitigate the risk of a compliance failure”.

About Brodies

Brodies is the Scottish headquartered law firm offering clients the largest specialist legal resource in Scotland, delivering services of the highest quality to Scottish, UK and global organisations.

With offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Brussels, we offer legal advice to private and public sector clients in core areas such as mergers & acquisitions, business disputes, commercial property, banking & financial services, employment, pensions & benefits and trust & tax.