Corporate legal and IT departments haven’t enjoyed much overlap throughout the years, something that may have impacted a business’ companywide outlook on important issues such as cybersecurity or information governance. But that may be changing as corporate attorneys and resident IT experts seek to address both the risk and technical challenges of moving towards the remote working environment necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Susanna McDonald, chief legal officer at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), framed the trend as an extension of a relationship that began as companies were trying to navigate both the policy and cybersecurity-related issues posed by privacy regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

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