Ethical Considerations for Software Audits

Software audits initiated by software publishers and trade associations such as The Business Software Alliance (“BSA”) and Software & Industry Information Association (“SIIA”) are on the rise. A company should be aware of the implications of the process and strategy decisions related to how the data is collected. Traditional protections of the data under the attorney-client privilege and work-product privilege may not apply, depending on how a company chooses to audit and submit software audit results.

In this webinar Keli Johnson Swan discusses important considerations for companies facing a software audit and strategies for protecting the audit materials from being used at trial in the event settlement is not reached. Additionally, attorneys will be briefed on the latest court cases addressing privilege protections afforded to records and audit data.