In 2012, the American Bar Association promulgated amendments to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct which dealt with technology and data security. 38 states have adopted some or all of those changes. Rule 1.6 requires a lawyer to make "reasonable efforts" to prevent the disclosure of confidential client information. Comment 18 further stipulates that "reasonable precautions" must be taken to prevent client information from falling into the wrong hands. In a digital world, the exact meaning of "reasonable efforts" and "reasonable precautions" may be subject to debate. However, it's hard to argue that doing nothing to protect client data would meet the standard.
You don't have to be a security expert or techie to protect yourself and your office. We’ve compiled the information in this ebook to help you establish best practices in your office and discover the inexpensive or free tools that will make sure your confidential information remains confidential.
In this ebook, you'll: