In a recent Legaltech News article, Martin Tully discusses increasing cybersecurity precautions for remote reviewers, including background checks. 

Enhanced cybersecurity precautions have been an unshakable reality of the widespread shift towards remote working. But for remote document viewers accessing sensitive client data, some of the security measures that clients and e-discovery vendors are pushing may feel eerily like Big Brother.

Whether it’s working under the watchful eye of (multiple) cameras, handing over fingerprint scans and other biometric data or even just having their eye movements tracked, document reviewers working from home are coming under more supervision than ever before.

1. Background Checks

Background checks and contractual stipulations may not be the sexiest cybersecurity measure to come down the pike, but Redgrave partner Martin Tully noted that they are becoming a more common condition of remote document review. Clients want to know all about who is touching their sensitive data—and reviewers don’t necessarily appreciate the extra scrutiny. “I would say it’s probably the additional screening requirements that meet the most resistance [from reviewers] just because they are so personal,” Tully explained.

How personal? In addition to the usual inquiries about criminal histories and misdemeanors, Tully noted clients may also inquire into a remote reviewer’s financial history, for example.

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Read the full Legaltech News Article here