For lawyers and their employees, a special obligation of secrecy applies according to the professional code. Electronic data transmission is therefore particularly tricky over the Internet. In order to ensure that confidential documents do not fall into the wrong hands, data room providers offer secure transmission solutions for lawyers‘ law firms. The problem: According to German data protection the corresponding servers must be located in Germany. But many providers have their headquarters outside Europe. Even if they provide their services on German computers, as a rule the contract law of the respective country applies.
Protected and logged exchange of legal data
Many German lawyers try to protect themselves by contractual regulations and have clients sign a written consent to e-mail communication. We advise you to be careful: especially sensitive documents are quickly copied and redistributed! The most secure solution is still a German data room. Cloud solutions, also known as „Virtual Data Rooms“, provide a secure and convenient way to secure data exchange. A digital watermark can also clearly identify the user’s identity and the time of access.
Data rooms by dataroomX® for lawywers
Confidentiality of sensitive information must now be a priority for every lawyer. The Snowden case has shown how important it is for e-mail servers to be located in Germany! With data rooms, e.g. from dataroomX® by rdts AG, you’re making sure that your data is protected at all times.