Supreme Court of Tennessee Formal Opinion 2015-F-159 on lawyers’ use of cloud services

Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee


Topic: Lawyers’ use of cloud services


From the opinion

A lawyer may ethically allow confidential client information to be stored in “the cloud” if the lawyer takes reasonable care to assure that: (1) all such information or materials remain confidential; and (2) reasonable safeguards are employed to ensure that the information is protected from breaches, loss, and other risks. Due to rapidly changing technology, the Board doesn’t attempt to establish a standard of care, but instead offers guidance from other jurisdictions.


Relevant Law: RPC 1.1, 1.6(a) and 1.9(c), 5.3(a) & (b)


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