State Bar of Nevada Formal Opinion 33

Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility – Formal Opinion 33

Topic: cloud computing

Summary of the Committee:

A lawyer may, without client consent, store client files in an electronic format or on a server or other device that is not exclusively in the lawyer’s control provided the lawyer acts competently and reasonably safeguards the information from inadvertent and unauthorized disclosure (similar to storing hard copy files in a third-party owned storage facility). SCR 156.”

Rule: Supreme Court Rule 156


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