District of Columbia Bar Opinion 281

Opinion No. 281 of the District of Columbia Bar’s Legal Ethics Committee


Topic: Protecting the Confidentiality of Unencrypted E-Mail

“In most circumstances, transmission of confidential information by unencrypted electronic mail does not per se violate the confidentiality rules of the legal profession. However, individual circumstances may require greater means of security.”

Rule: 1.6


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