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ABA Issues Opinion on Use of Email for Lawyers

On May 11, 2017, The American Bar Association (ABA) updated its 1999 opinion regarding lawyers’ use of email for communication. Although many state bar associations have issued opinions on electronic communications and the...more

Reporting From the EDRM-Duke Law 2017 Spring Workshop: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

This blog post is a little longer than most as there is a lot to cover here… This week, EDRM held its first Spring Workshop since it was acquired by Duke Law last August, which means this was the first workshop held at...more

ABA Issues New Guidance on Safeguarding Electronic Communications

by Holland & Knight LLP on

In a significant opinion published on May 11, 2017, the American Bar Association's (ABA) Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility provided additional guidance on a lawyer's obligations to protect client...more

[Webinar] Current Issues in Multijurisdictional Practice; Protecting Confidential and Privileged Information with International...

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

When legal issues with footprints in many jurisdictions need to be resolved, attorneys need a roadmap and a checklist to plan their strategy. This webinar will cover current rules and issues/mishaps, and the consequences for...more

It’s Not the Size That Matters, It’s What You Do With It: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

...We certainly have talked a lot about the impact of Big Data and the Internet of Things on this blog as new challenges presented to today’s attorneys, and they are, but challenges have always existed for attorneys in...more

Law Firms: Updated Cybersecurity Primer And Other Resources

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Several years ago, we published a short primer for law firms intending to provide a brief discussion of key cybersecurity issues, including some helpful steps for safeguarding the client personal and confidential information...more

NYS DFS Cybersecurity Regulations: Should Your Firm be Concerned?

by Prosperoware on

Last week, I looked at the global implications of new European Union regulations, reviewing how a year’s deadline will still cause a scramble to achieve compliance with the GDPR. In the United States, a recently passed...more

New ABA Opinion – Attorneys Must Take Reasonable Cybersecurity Measures To Protect Client Data

by Dentons on

On May 11, 2017, the American Bar Association (ABA) issued Formal Opinion 477, making clear that a lawyer may transmit information relating to the representation of a client over the Internet without violating the Model Rules...more

[Webinar] What Attorneys Need to Know About Cybersecurity and Data Privacy in 2017 - May 31st, 10:00am PT

by CloudNine on

You’ve heard the horror stories. Data breaches are happening within organizations at an alarming rate, and sensitive data is being compromised regularly. As an attorney, what can you do to protect yourself, your firm and your...more

GDPR Compliance: The Ticking Time Bomb

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance is not an IT exercise. Cyber security represents a huge risk to firms (records breaches increased 556% in 2016, totaling more than 4 billion) and GDPR is an important...more

Association of Corporate Counsel Issues Guidelines for Law Firm Cybersecurity Practices

by Fisher Phillips on

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) recently released a set of guidelines intended to serve as a benchmark for law firm cybersecurity practices. The guidelines include information retention, return, and destruction,...more

ACC Issues Data Security Guidelines for In-House Counsel to Evaluate Law Firms

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has issued its first-ever data security guidelines, which outline basic data security measures that in-house counsel can use to evaluate their outside counsel....more

Don’t Let New Technology Cloud Your Legal Judgment

Law firms are slowly but steadily moving to the cloud. According to an American Bar Association report, 37.5% of lawyers reported the use of web-based software services or solutions in 2016, up from 31% in 2015, and 30% in...more

Top Cybersecurity Reads Right Now

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Covering China, BYOD risks, NYDFS, Yahoo!, phishing, and more, a recap of top cybersecurity reads on JD Supra this past month....more

EDRM Releases New Security Questionnaire: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

As promised when they announced the project last August, EDRM announced last week the release of a new Security Audit Questionnaire, which is designed to be a practical tool for evaluating the security capabilities of...more

Privacy Perils: Know Your LinkedIn Settings

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

Who has viewed your LinkedIn profile lately? We are all at least a little curious to learn the answer and review such reports provided periodically by LinkedIn. However, unless you adjust your privacy settings accordingly,...more

Looking Back at Predictions That I Made Three Years Ago, Part 2: eDiscovery Predictions Revisited

by CloudNine on

Earlier, I took a look back at two posts that comprised six eDiscovery predictions for 2014 that I wrote three years ago. I thought it might be fun to look back at those posts to see how those predictions fared. I covered...more

“Primed” to Read about Data Privacy? The Sedona Conference Has a New Primer for You: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

The proliferation of data in our society today makes the task of protecting sensitive and private data more challenging than ever. Without a doubt, privacy and data protection laws have evolved quite a bit over the past...more

Law Firm Data Breaches Demonstrate the Expanding Scope of Cyber Attacks

In a case of “cyber meets securities fraud,” the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (“SDNY”) recently indicted three foreign nationals on charges of insider trading, wire fraud, and computer...more

Wake-Up Call: Law Firms in the Cybersecurity Crosshairs

Last week marked the first time a U.S. law firm was publicly named in a class action data security lawsuit. Originally filed in April 2016, the class action complaint in Shore v. Johnson & Bell, Ltd., 16-cv-4363 (N.D. Ill.),...more

The Panama Papers Make ‘Share Everything’ Security Policies a Thing of the Past

by Prosperoware on

The breach of the Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, two weeks ago and the ensuing leak of 11.5 million documents — 2.6 terabytes of data — to the press revealed in extraordinary detail how offshore bank accounts and tax...more

Why Retaining a Mobile App Lawyer Is So Important

by Klein Moynihan Turco LLP on

Mobile App Lawyers Help Secure Your Mobile App Assets Mobile applications, or “apps,” have become an extremely popular vehicle for providing entertainment to end-users, developing brand loyalty and enhancing the consumer...more

Is encryption the key to your data security?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

With the increased rate of data breaches targeting personal information, an increased public awareness of online privacy, and an increasingly demanding regulatory landscape, large and small businesses are looking to...more

5 Practice Tips for Law Firms as Data Breach Spotlight Swings Their Way

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

While data breach incidents affecting the entertainment, retail, healthcare, and financial industries have garnered more attention in past years, the data breach spotlight recently shifted to law firms. ...more

The Case for E-Discovery Education in Law School

The lament that law schools do not adequately prepare new lawyers for the actual practice of law is not a new one. The refrain, however, seems more pronounced as the day-to-day practice of law becomes increasingly...more

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