We know how hard lawyers work--how many hours you put in and how painstakingly careful you are with your cases. You’ve spent years doing the very best for your clients and your firm. But is all of your important client files, case notes and other data secure?
Choosing a data storage solution probably isn’t something they covered in law school, but you know the risks and consequences of a breach. Let’s look at why Caribbean data storage can provide a safe, secure, and convenient solution for your firm's confidential data.
The Government Dilemma
The US Government’s attitude toward personal privacy has changed dramatically since 9/11. The Patriot Act opened the door for wider surveillance and seizure of files, but that was only the beginning. We all want the US government to protect its citizens from terrorism; however, WikiLeaks tells a story of poor file management and government overreach. You have an obligation and professional responsibility to your clients to keep their confidential data private. Our servers, located throughout the Caribbean and Latin America with our headquarters in the Bahamas, are outside the reach of the US government. This insures your files aren't mishandled by a spying government (like WikiLeaks displayed) and as a result offers a greater level of security. Many jurisdictions within Europe have developed similar laws allowing data surveillance, making countries like the Bahamas with strict data privacy rules even more desirable.
The government of New Zealand has gotten critisism from tax payers and the Productivity Commission, over their use of domestic cloud providers rather than reaching out to the less expensive offshore providers. The Productivity Commission argues that by using an offshore provider the government would be able to incur substancial cost savings without sacraficing quality. Organizations and governments across the globe are turning to offshore providers to incur cost savings. CIO reports offshore providers swooped in in 2016, to provide businesses the same or similar services for cheaper and have grown in popularity and revenue. Offshore providers, like those located in the Caribbean often have diffferent tax laws, allowing them to pass along the cost saving to their clients.
Security and convenience are two ideals that are often odds with each other. For example, strong passwords require length, varied characters, and no obvious pattern. But using them sacrifices convenience because we can't remember them. So then security is sacrificed further because most people keep a written record of their passwords somewhere. In contrast, offshore data storage actually offers increased security with added convenience.
Cloud based data can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection and your secure login, offshore cloud based data is no different. Out-of-town hearings or bad weather won't slow down your firm's security operations. Every associate would have access to needed documents within minutes, regardless of their locations. Cloud based storage also affords associates the ability to work from home, which increases productivity and job satisfaction.
Whether your concerns are for client’s confidentiality, your firm’s security, or your staff’s productivity and work-life balance, offshore data storage can help. Cloud Carib’s servers are beyond the overreach of the government, secure from hackers, and conveniently accessible to all your employees. Simply put, it’s the best data solution out there.