Overview (Program Summary)
Your law firms are holding some of your company’s most sensitive data - are certain that it is secure? In a 2020 survey, 70% of respondents stated that they were not.
In response, the ACC has introduced the Data Steward Program (DSP), an “easy button” for assessing the data security of your law firms.
The DSP creates a standardized legal industry framework for assessing, scoring, and benchmarking a law firm’s posture with regard to client data security. It then enables secure and easy sharing of this profile between the firm and its business clients or potential clients. An independent validation – which can lead to ACC Accreditation - is offered as a second step. The Data Steward assessment is delivered online, enabling dynamic update and sharing.
A law firm can enable a general subscription, enabling it to share its profile with unlimited clients; or an ACC member can request that its law firms obtain a (lower cost) single client license, enabling the member to assess all its firms against a common industry standard. Member access to the DSP is free.
Jim Merklinger, President, ACC Credentialing Institute
Mark Dianmond, Contoural
ACC Data Steward Program