Data: It Is Lurking Everywhere, Especially in the Shadows

IP Watchdog

Adam S. Forman, a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Detroit and Chicago offices, and Matthew Savage Aibel, an Associate in the Litigation and Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practices, in the firm’s New York office, authored an article in IP Watchdog, titled “Data: It Is Lurking Everywhere, Especially in the Shadows.”

Following is an excerpt:

For years, companies have been struggling to understand the multitude of locations where their data resides. From traditional employment files with embedded Social Security numbers, to new-aged hiring software with videos of job applicants, and enterprise software used to facilitate employee communications, controlling employee, customer, and corporate data is, to say the least, a logistical challenge. One of the newest entries into the mix is the increased use of ShadowIT and cloud-based storage systems.

The article is based on the authors' contribution to the July 2016 edition of Take 5.