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Which Companies Are Encrypting Your Data Properly?

November 20, 2013 in Cloud, Confidentiality, Electronic Files, Security by PeterK

Dropbox is one that EFF identifies as employing best practices for encryption.

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Connecticut lawyers using the cloud must comply with duties to maintain confidentiality and supervise

July 23, 2013 in Cloud, Confidentiality, Connecticut, Electronic Files, Internet Use, Security by PeterK

Lawyers may use cloud services in their practice but must be conscientious to comply with the duties imposed by the Rules to knowledgeably and competently maintain confidentiality and supervisory standards.
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Cloud Services — DropSmack

April 28, 2013 in Cloud, Electronic Files, Internet Use, Security by PeterK

An interesting article describing the use of DropSmack to target networks via DropBox. In addition to broader considerations lawyers should consider before using cloud services, developments like this highlight the
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Virginia issues ethics opinion regarding a virtual law office and the use of the cloud

April 10, 2013 in Cloud, Confidentiality, Electronic Files, Internet Use, Virginia by PeterK

Virginia lawyers must take care using a virtual law office or shared executive suite.  Virginia Legal Ethics Opinion 1872 (March 29, 2013). When a lawyer is using cloud computing or any
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Iowa Lawyers May Use SaaS [Cloud] Services

July 24, 2012 in Cloud, Confidentiality, Electronic Files, Iowa by PeterK

Iowa Lawyers May Use SaaS [Cloud] Services provided that they consider the access to the data, conduct appropriate due diligence regarding the SaaS provider, the cost of the service, and
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Maine Lawyers May Use Third Party [Cloud] Services to Process and Store Electronic Files

July 24, 2012 in Cloud, Confidentiality, Electronic Files, Maine by PeterK

Main lawyers may store and synchronize electronic work files containing confidential client information. Maine Ethics Opinion #194 (June 30, 2008).  Processing of firm data may include transcription of voice recordings
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Massachusetts Lawyers May Use Cloud/SaaS Services

July 24, 2012 in Cloud, Confidentiality, Electronic Files, Massachusetts by PeterK

A lawyer generally may store and synchronize electronic work files containing confidential client information across different platforms and devices using an Internet based storage solution, such as “Google docs,” so
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Pennsylvania Lawyers May Use the Cloud and SaaS Solutions to Store Client Information

July 24, 2012 in Cloud, Electronic Files, Pennsylvania by PeterK

Pennsylvania lawyers may ethically allow client confidential material to be stored in “the cloud” provided the attorney takes reasonable care to assure that (1) all such materials remain confidential, and
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