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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Lawyers, Ethics, and the Cloud

The ABA Journal recently reported on the potential ethical issues that can arise with lawyers computing in "the cloud."   Many law firms have begun storing their data in the cloud, which as the ABA article notes, is just “a fancy way of saying stuff’s not on your computer.”  The 18 states that have weighed in on the propriety of cloud storage of data have found it acceptable, but that does not excuse a lawyer or law firm from investigating the source to determine the extent of the security measures for sensitive and attorney-client confidential data.  To read more, you can read this article:  Ethics rulings tell lawyers to seek security when in the cloud

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