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Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas implement GDPR data security controls with Workshare Secure

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The Challenge

Top Indian law firm Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co needed a fast and expedient way to strengthen data security controls for matter files shared by the firm, especially via email. The solution needed to secure all clients and their data, including those subject to GDPR.

The Solution

Workshare Secure - A sophisticated technology solution that removed personally identifiable information (PII) contained in document metadata.

The Benefit

Workshare Secure has further bolstered the existing security processes in place across Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co for distribution of matter files outside the firm. Particularly protecting sensitive client data shared via email, enabling them to be compliant with key aspects of the GDPR.

Leading Indian law firm, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co has prioritized data security. They are strengthening data security controls for all clients, including those subject to GDPR, using Workshare Secure.

"This initiative was vitally important for our firm’s GDPR compliance requirements, so we selected Workshare as the leading technology solution provider in this field. The Workshare Secure technology was the best and fastest solution for data protection and data privacy ensured.

"We were also very impressed with Workshare’s capability to execute and support our plans within such tight timeframes, which was the need of the hour!" said Shams Khan, Head of IT Infrastructure & Information of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

Data security as a priority

Protecting client data is paramount for Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. The Indian-base firm has a focused approach to being at the forefront of the evolving data security landscape.

Shams Khan, Head of IT Infrastructure & Information Security, wanted to partner with a leading technology company that had extensive capability to meet their immediate data security needs. They also wanted a long-term legal tech provider for file security.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co had to adhere to the new GDPR legislation and continue to satisfy their multinational clients’ data governance requirements. 

The firm uses iManage as its document management solution for file access and management already implemented. A sophisticated technology solution that removed personally identifiable information (PII) contained in document metadata was needed to further bolster the existing security processes in place for distribution of matter files outside the firm.

This led them to Workshare and our suite of data security and risk detection solutions.

Powerful security solution

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co reviewed the market and selected Workshare as their legal tech provider with the Workshare Secure solution. It has the functionality to ensure documents leaving the firm via corporate email do not contain sensitive personally identifiable information or metadata.

Workshare also had the most comprehensive roadmap with its integration, analytics and reporting engine that extends the security capabilities of the firm. With this functionality Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co has confidence their future needs in preventing data leaks, complying with changing legislation and tracking anomalies are catered for.

The firm also made the selection based on Workshare’s mature support and distribution channels in the Asia Pacific region, with a well established support process able to respond within their business day, and the ability to deploy quickly with minimal disruption.

Workshare Secure’s data loss prevention technology was implemented quickly to ensure measures were in place prior to introduction of the GDPR. The technology now plays a pivotal role in the firm’s compliance with this regulation, and all the legislation they and their multinational clients abide by.

More about Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Full service Indian law firm, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, is highly rated by international law directories and professional journals and won "National Law Firm of the Year, 2017, India" Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards.

The firm is renowned in the business community for its ability to enable matters through use of innovative solutions, responsiveness and collaboration with clients. 

The firm has 520 lawyers, including more than 100 Partners, offering legal services through offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Gurugram, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai. They provide pragmatic advice to domestic and multinational clients.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Co is the law firm of choice for significant transactions and complex litigation in India. Investing in the latest technology is part of the firm’s DNA, ensuring they are equipped with the best tools to provide the desired outcomes for clients.

 

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