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Ensure that Your Law Firm Meets Regulatory Data Security Requirements

At Trojan IT, one of our most important roles is keeping our clients compliant with the various regulatory requirements they operate under. For a legal practice, maintaining data security and showing the ability to stay compliant is essential to serve their client base. We offer plenty of services specifically designed to keep your network operations secure, your data secure, and any regulatory reviews you may have stress-free.

Legal Practices Need to Be Mindful of Their Clients’ Personal Information

Many of the regulations concerning the legal profession have to do with the protection of personally identifiable information (PII). Lawyers are constantly handling sensitive data that not only makes them targets for cyberattacks but can have a major impact on the reputation of a Legal Practice. Recently, legal practices have seen a precipitous increase in the number of cybersecurity breaches. As cyberattacks increase, security and compliance emerge as an extremely important factors in the health of any Legal Practice.


Some of the regulations law firms need to be mindful of include:


  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): The GDPR is a comprehensive data protection regulation that applies to all EU member states, including Ireland. It sets out rules and guidelines for the collection, processing, storage, and transfer of personal data. Irish law firms must ensure that they comply with GDPR requirements when handling personal data, including obtaining valid consent, implementing appropriate security measures, and providing individuals with rights regarding their personal data.


  • Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003: The Data Protection Acts, which were in effect prior to the GDPR, continue to apply alongside the GDPR in Ireland. These acts govern the processing of personal data and establish the rights and obligations of data controllers and data subjects. Irish law firms should be familiar with these acts and ensure compliance with their provisions when handling personal data.


  • Cybersecurity legislation: Although there is currently no specific overarching cybersecurity legislation in Ireland, several regulations and directives address cybersecurity requirements. Irish law firms should pay attention to the NIS Directive (Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems), which sets cybersecurity obligations for operators of essential services and digital service providers. Additionally, the EU Cybersecurity Act establishes a framework for certification schemes for ICT (Information and Communication Technology) products, services, and processes. Irish law firms should keep abreast of developments in these areas and advise clients accordingly on cybersecurity measures.

Please note that while these regulations were accurate as of September 2021, it's essential to consult up-to-date sources to ensure compliance with the latest legal requirements.


Since lawyers are privy to more personal information than any other profession, there are plenty of additional regulations that need to be addressed in the legal field. Our team of IT experts can help.

How We Promote Compliance

The IT professionals at Trojan IT Can Help Any Firm Build a Strong Compliance Profile

One of the major things that set Trojan IT apart from other IT services companies is that our technicians have a thorough understanding of the cybersecurity landscape as it pertains to the legal field. We can bring value through our end-to-end knowledge of what it takes to keep your firm compliant as well as the technical expertise to ensure your network and data stays secure. From penetration testing to full-featured network monitoring, we have a robust service roster that can help keep your firm's data and infrastructure safe.


If your Legal Practice is having trouble with data security and you are worried about staying compliant or if you would just like to have a conversation about the best path ahead, give us a call today on 071-966-2552.


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