4 Recommendations to Avoid Legal Risk in File Sharing

While organizations have plenty of regulations for workplace policies and procedures, not all of them may think about threats of ungoverned collaboration.


8 January 2014

4 Recommendations to Avoid Legal Risk in File Sharing

While organizations have plenty of rules and regulations for workplace policies and procedures like harassment, insider trading, ethics and security, not all of them may think about the threats of ungoverned collaboration and information sharing.

With the increase in collaboration and information sharing tools (like sync and share or social collaboration tools), mobile devices and the work from anywhere attitude, organizations need to think about how they may be losing control over their business activities and data.

Conveniently, Field Fisher Waterhouse put together some recommendations to reduce or avoid unacceptable legal risks:

  1. Adopt a considered position on collaborative working and information sharing.
  2. Be aware of the phenomenon of unofficial “self-procurement” of technology in the work place.
  3. When choosing a technology solution for collaborative working and information sharing, focus on also enabling “good governance”, in addition to the technical ease of sharing.
  4. Work with a technology vendor with a proven track record in facilitating and supporting safe and secure collaborative working and information sharing.

Check out the full whitepaper for additional recommendations about good governance, and more.



Esther Hollander

Esther Hollander

Esther is a senior corporate communications manager at Intralinks. She provides content for internal and external communications activity as well as general corporate positioning in order to support overall company objectives. Esther has been creating communications materials for a variety of organizations and companies for more than 10 years. She graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in English Literature.