We are always mindful of our responsibility to ensure the protection of any data entrusted to us by our clients to the maximum extent possible.
In order to provide clients with independent assurance of the high standards to which we fulfil this responsibility, we have attained the most recognised national and international certificates of Information Assurance.
Clifford Chance has achieved three of the most respected certifications available worldwide
SOC 2 Type 2
The System of Organisational Controls (SOC) is set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) representing 418,000 CPAs in 143 countries. A SOC 2 Type 2 audit report provides detailed information and assurance about a service organisation's security based on their compliance with the AICPA's TSC (Trust Services Criteria). It confirms current compliance along with historical competence to show maturity in process.
ISO 27001; 2013
The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) sets a recognised and respected standard for the management, security, ongoing use and improvement of information management systems. It requires adherence to 10 clauses and 114 controls ranging from effectiveness of policies to operational security and business continuity.
Cyber Essentials Plus
The IASME Consortium provides the oversight and assurance of the UK National Cyber Security Centre's (NCSC) Cyber Security Standard. Cyber Essentials Plus covers five security controls and tests the system's effectiveness via a technical audit. This certification is a requirement when handling UK Government information.
Clifford Chance and iManage
One of the key challenges facing law firms and legal departments is efficient and effective information management. Many organisations are now seeking to develop their capabilities to search, manage, and work effectively with the increasing volumes of email, messages, and documents. With effect from 7 June 2021 Clifford Chance completed its global, firm-wide migration from the recently retired SharePoint Document Management System to iManage. Find out more about Clifford Chance's introduction of iManage, a state-of-the art cloud based platform, its benefits to the firm and to our clients, along with a discussion between Paul Greenwood CIO and Neil Araujo, CEO and Co-Founder of iManage.