What is SOC2?
SOC2 is a framework that applies to software as a service (SaaS) companies and technology service providers that store customer data in the cloud. When a company is SOC2 compliant, it means they have the organizational controls and practices protecting and safeguard customer data.
Getting SOC2 certification is entirely voluntary. Companies that have gone through the certification steps demonstrate their commitment to protecting their customers’ data. Getting certified entails undergoing a thorough audit that explores how a company handles various trust categories, including security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.
Of these trust categories, only “security” is mandatory to receive SOC2 certification. Therefore, any company that is SOC2 certified has been found to protect its systems against unauthorized access, informational disclosure, and damage to systems that could compromise the system’s integrity and interfere with an organization’s ability to achieve its objectives.
Why SOC2 is Important in Legal
SOC2 compliance is vital for any entity that handles private information. However, it’s particularly important in legal because of privilege concerns and issues with proprietary data that exist in documents. In addition, working with SOC2 certified vendors ensures that you are taking every step to mitigate risk when redlining documents and working with vendors to negotiate contracts.
Further, the cloud continues to be an important issue to consider when choosing a legal technology solution. In most jurisdictions, ensuring that cloud and software providers have appropriate technical and policy safeguards in place is critically important to decrease privacy and privilege risks. In some cases, it's the law.
DocJuris Protects Your Data and Privacy
There’s no silver bullet for cybersecurity. However, having the right processes and vendors in place is a critical step toward protecting your company’s and clients’ data. Becoming SOC2 certified is one way that DocJuris ensures that our clients’ data and privacy are safe and secure.
You can trust DocJuris with your important documents, knowing that we have taken all the necessary steps to protect your data and that of your clients, and will continue to do so.
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