Whether you are an attorney or a paralegal, there are ethical obligations everyone must follow when dealing with clients. Obligations to client confidentiality extend to areas further than you may think (regardless of employment status).
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Attorneys are bound by the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 1.6: Confidentiality of Information, which notes that “A lawyer shall make reasonable efforts to prevent the inadvertent or unauthorized disclosure of, or unauthorized access to, information relating to
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Encryption is one of those topics that sounds so fiendishly complex that most legal professionals don’t want to touch it with a ten-foot pole. The thing is, it only sounds complicated. In fact, enabling encryption is quick and simple. So
There’s a lot of information out there about how to protect yourself against cybercrime. It’s of varying degrees of quality, however. Much of it is also only of partial relevance to the legal profession. In other words, getting to the
Law firms are big targets for cyber criminals. The sheer volume of sensitive and confidential data held on law firm computers and servers makes them an enticing target for budding cybercriminals. The consequences of a serious data breach extend far
Most people, legal professionals included, make up terrible passwords. We know this because, after major hacks of big name websites, details of the passwords used are often revealed to the public. After one such hack, it was revealed that the
When it comes to learning about cyber security, the first thing you notice is that there are a lot of threats out there. Sometimes the tools you use will be to blame. Other times (some might even say most times)
Law firms have a clear duty of care with respect to the sensitive information they hold about their clients and the matters they’re working on. Last week, as part of our contribution to Cyber Security Awareness Month, we wrote about