It’s great to be able to easily collaborate with coworkers regardless of location. However, with SEC, FINRA, GDPR and many other regulations tying you down, staying on top of the various locations of your customers’ data is vital. Besides regulatory reasons, it’s also important to know what your team is communicating through Slack in the event of an IP or other type of corporate litigation.
Slack is basically the office version of text messaging, and how often do you really think about what information you’re sending via text? It’s become standard knowledge that work emails are monitored, but the instant messaging feel of Slack can make it easy for employees to forget that they’re in a professional environment.
The legal ramifications for your risk posture are real.
How do you make sure you know how to communicate and understand what’s legally-defensible collection of your Slack channels?