St. Helier, Jersey, January 12, 2021 - Calligoand Reed Smith LLP today announced a non-exclusive joint services agreement to market and jointly deliver data protection, governance and privacy services to one another’s clients.
It is anticipated that Reed Smith’s IP, Tech & Data Group and the firm’s technology subsidiary, GravityStack, will work together with Calligo to provide mutual clients with a full suite of data protection services. These will include the legal frameworks for data’s compliant use, plus a range of continuous data protection services, including outsourced Data Protection Officer (DPO) services, cybersecurity support and technology infrastructure.
Reed Smith is a global law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers in 30 offices throughout the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Calligo is the world’s first end-to-end managed data services provider offering data privacy, outsourced IT and data insights services, with offices in the U.S., Canada, the Channel Islands, Luxembourg, the UK and Ireland. The two organizations have a wealth of shared and complementary expertise in multiple industry sectors, ranging from healthcare to financial services.
“Our collaboration with Calligo is another example of how Reed Smith offers innovative, state-of-the-art solutions to our existing and prospective clients,” said Sandy Thomas, the firm’s Global Managing Partner. “Calligo is a unique service provider with a global track record of improving clients’ productivity and profitability by making their data more available, secure and safe. We know that our clients – and frankly all businesses – are keen to use their data more competitively and innovatively, but also in the knowledge that they are doing so safely. It is in this continuous reassurance that our services overlap, and how this partnership can bring so much benefit to our mutual clients.”
“Calligo and Reed Smith have worked together for many years, and over that time, we have grown to understand each other’s approaches and the impact each has on its clients,” said Julian Box, Calligo’s founder and CEO. “It is clear that Reed Smith shares in our philosophy that data should be continuously secure and safe to use, but most of all that these measures should never encumber data’s availability or potential. This partnership is designed to deliver exactly that – total data protection from policies and processes to its practical, secure, innovative use.”
About Reed Smith
Reed Smith is a dynamic international law firm dedicated to helping clients move their businesses forward. Our belief is that by delivering smarter and more creative legal services, we will not only enrich our clients’ experiences with us, but also support them in achieving their business goals.
Our long-standing relationships, international outlook, and collaborative structure make us the go-to partner for the speedy resolution of complex disputes, transactions, and regulatory matters.
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Calligo is the world's first end-to-end managed data services provider, with a global track record in improving organizations' productivity & profitability by making their data more available, secure and safe.
Calligo puts data and its privacy at the heart of a unique collection of managed data services for SMEs and enterprises that optimize and protect data at every point of its journey through the organization. These include privacy- and security-centric IT managed services; the world’s first public cloud platform to have been designed with privacy at its heart; sophisticated data privacy adherence services; and enterprise-level, ‘privacy by design’ machine learning services and tools.
Calligo has earned a global reputation for managed services excellence, including twice winning Global MSP of the Year, being one of the MSP 501’s top 20 MSPs in the world, a longterm Gold Microsoft Partner, plus a member of the CDN Top 100 Solutions Providers and joining the top 100 of the Growth List 2020 (formerly Profit 500, Canada’s fastest-growing companies).
Calligo is headquartered in Jersey with key locations in Canada, US, UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and Luxembourg, while its operations and customers are worldwide. Calligo is backed by Investcorp, and since 2017 has successfully completed nine international MSP acquisitions.
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