Detroit-based Dickinson Wright PLLC, which has an office in Grand Rapids, earned an ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification, becoming the first law firm headquartered in Michigan, and one of the first in the world, to earn the distinction.
The privacy management certification allows the firm to safeguard personally identifiable information (PII). It provides guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving the firm’s Privacy Information Management System (PIMS).
“ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification is an important next step in Dickinson Wright’s evolution to make sure that our information technology services and privacy information management systems are secure and efficient for our clients,” said Michael Kolb, chief information and security officer for Dickinson Wright. “ISO certification allows us to continually improve the firm’s information security and privacy information management systems while streamlining our efforts to provide additional security for our clients when handling highly sensitive matters concerning their business.”
ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification is an extension to ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002 for privacy management within the context of the organization. Dickinson Wright became ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified in 2016.