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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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Lawyers may use .org suffix in domain name.

April 24, 2013 in Advertising, Arizona, Domain Names, Internet Use by PeterK

For-profit Arizona law firms may use the .org domain name suffix as long as the website is otherwise not false or misleading. See Arizona Ethics Op. 11-04 (December 2011).

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California lawyers may operate virtual law practices in the cloud

April 24, 2013 in California, Cloud, Internet Use by PeterK

California lawyers may maintain a virtual law office in the cloud where communications with the client, and storage of and access to all information about the client’s matter, are conducted
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Oregon allows attorneys and agents to access private social media data in certain circumstances

April 24, 2013 in Internet Use, Oregon, Social Networking by PeterK

Oregon lawyers may access publicly available information on social networking sites, can request access to non-public information if the person is not represented by counsel in the matter, and may
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California lawyer can use unfair competition law against online legal service provider

April 24, 2013 in California, Internet Use, UPL by PeterK

A California lawyer’s lawsuit against on online legal service provider alleging unauthorized practice of law withstood a demurrer. See Law Offices of Mathew Higbee v. Expungement Assistance Services, Cal. Ct.
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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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Carrier IQ and security of certain mobile devices

November 30, 2011 in Cellular phones, Confidentiality, E-mail, Electronic Files, Internet Use, Privacy, Security by PeterK

An interesting, perhaps troubling, issue raised with respect to security of certain mobile devices. Read more about Carrier IQ  (http://www.geek.com/articles/mobile/how-much-of-your-phone-is-yours-20111115/, http://androidsecuritytest.com/features/logs-and-services/loggers/carrieriq/carrieriq-part2/, http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/11/secret-software-logging-video.  A somewhat long video of how this works
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