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The number of laws and regulations governing an organization's presence on the Web continue to increase and thus, so does the importance of keeping the organization's Web site legal. Knowledge about potential issues, and taking preventative action to abide by laws and regulations, can save an organization thousands of dollars and mitigate the risk of litigation.
Ideally, the audit should be done by an experienced Internet lawyer, but it is a good idea to conduct an internal audit first to check if it is necessary to hire a professional, and to quickly clean up any discrepancies that are found. Because the developers know the Web site best, it is a good idea to encourage collaboration between them and the organization's legal team.