Magus International Legal Office

Information Preservation Initiatives

Our firm emphasizes the following five types of security in order to preserve the important confidential information of our client firms.

(1) Physical Security: Shutting out visitors without appointments, installing surveillance cameras, managing entry/exit logs, etc.

(2) Personnel Security: Confidentiality obligations that persist even after employees leave the company, implementation of information security training, information security eligibility checks for employees, etc.

(3) Communication Security: Secure terminals compliant with FIPS 140-2 are adopted as business-use smartphones.

(4) Information Security: NIST SP 800-171, FedRAMP, and IEC27001 compliant software is used as the business system.

(5) Operation Security: Establishment and operation of an information security management system. Various internal control activities and internal regulations to prevent information leakage from social networking sites of employees, reflection of confidential information in photographs taken, etc. Internal audits by Certified Fraud Examiners, etc.

Key Points of the Firm's Information Preservation Efforts

Permanent Duty of Confidentiality: As a Law Firm, Our firm's employees are subject to an obligation of confidentiality that lasts even after they leave the firm in accordance with Japanese law, with criminal penalties, including imprisonment, for violations.

Examples of Information Security Practices (partial): 

(1) When hiring a staff member, our Firm confirms that the staff member is suitable for handling confidential information (eligibility check).

(2) When allowing an applicant to enter our offices, we confirm that there are no problems with the preservation of confidentiality. In order to protect the confidentiality of the products entrusted to us, we do not allow outsiders to enter the test lab, with the exception of fire safety inspections by the fire department.

(3) We have established and are operating an information security management system and have taken various measures, such as prohibiting employees from using their private PCs for office work and from bringing their private PCs to the Firm's offices.

Information Security Education:

Our firm requires all employees to pass the Information Security Management Examination administered by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. In addition, the Firm provides in-house education on information security, including the Cyber Security Basic Law, the Personal Information Protection Law, information security measures, and measures against corporate espionage.