California Issues Ethics Opinion on Confidentiality and the Use of E-mail and Technology To Transmit Client Information

December 26, 2010 in Attorney-client privilege, California, Cloud, Confidentiality, E-mail, Internet Use, Privacy, Rules of Conduct, Security by David Hricik

California Formal Opinion 2010-179 outlines the lawyer’s duties when transmitting or storing confidential client information when the underlying technology may be susceptible to unauthorized access by third parties. An attorney’s
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Article Surveys Use of Evidence from Social Networking Sites in Personal Injury Cases

December 17, 2010 in Confidentiality, Internet Use, Privacy, Security, Social Networking by David Hricik

The article is here.

Wi fi risks: Add-on to Firefox purportedly allows hijacking of social networking user accounts when on unsecured wi fi

November 30, 2010 in Security, Social Networking by David Hricik

The article with several links is here.

Wi Fi on Planes a Security Risk?

November 17, 2010 in Cellular phones, Security by David Hricik

Lawyers travel and use wi fi on board planes. This may be a here-and-gone phenomena, however. With the recent hullabaloo over full body scans, a major threat appears to be
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Fake Anti-virus software Acts as Trojan Horse

October 20, 2009 in Electronic Files, Security by prfhricik

There’s an article here about criminals using “anti-virus” software to plant trojan horses that let them intercept communications, and more.

by PeterK

Illinois Lawyers May Use an Off-Site Network Administrator to Manage a Law Practice

October 12, 2009 in Cloud, Confidentiality, Electronic Files, Illinois, Security by PeterK

Illinois lawyers giving a vendor access to information in client files must make reasonable efforts to ensure that the Vendor either has in place or will institute reasonable procedures to
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by PeterK

USB drives found at flea markets

April 27, 2006 in Electronic Files, Security by PeterK

Los Angeles Times staff writer Paul Watson reported that shopkeepers at local bazaars have been selling portable storage devices containing sensitive military files. The pen-shaped devices, also known as USB
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