Patrick Heim of Dropbox talks about the trust and security expected from cloud services providers

DropboxPatrick Heim is Head of Trust and Security at Dropbox. Dropbox has a partnership arrangement with Guidance Software, and I interviewed Patrick Heim at Guidance Software’s CEIC 2015 in Las Vegas.

For many of us, Dropbox is an invaluable tool, mainly for its ability to synchronise files between devices at a personal level. Its biggest growth, however, is in providing file synchronisation and sharing facilities for business.

The interview begins with an explanation from Patrick Heim as to his title – trust and security are key components of any file management solution, he says; care of the data, security, compliance and confidentiality, all require trust.

The growth of Dropbox’s business – it now has 100,000 companies as customers globally – reflects its ability to facilitate collaboration and control and, as Patrick Heim puts it, to “integrate partners and collaboration networks”, where use of the cloud is inevitable and companies must collaborate with multiple partners.

Patrick Heim gives some examples of specific use cases. The importance of the partnership between Dropbox and Guidance Software is that it allows companies to extend their discovery capabilities into Dropbox.


About Chris Dale

I have been an English solicitor since 1980. I run the e-Disclosure Information Project which collects and comments on information about electronic disclosure / eDiscovery and related subjects in the UK, the US, AsiaPac and elsewhere
This entry was posted in Discovery, eDiscovery, Guidance Software. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s