ICO issues guide to encryption

The Information Commissioner Officer (ICO) published a guide discussing the use of encryption. The guide provides a range of practical scenarios highlighting “when and where different encryption strategies can help provide a greater level of protection.” Overview of the Guide: Encryption protects information stored on mobile and static devices and in transmission. It is a way […]

Kevin Conneran, Beyond Technophobia: Lawyers’ Ethical and Legal Obligations to Monitor Evolving Technology and Security Risks

21 Rich. J.L. & Tech. 9 (2015) Author argues that because of the evolving security risks brought by e-mail, Internet, and cloud computing, lawyers must reassess their ethical duties of competence and confidentiality. Ignorance of technology may lead to violations of lawyers’ fundamental ethical duties of competence and confidentiality. Mentioned rules: ABA Model Rule 1.1; […]

Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, “Something’s got to give” – Cloud Computing, as applied to lawyers – Comparative approach US and EU and practical proposals to overcome differences – My presentation at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy) Symposium “Getting around the cloud(s) – Technical and legal issues on Cloud services” (November 30, 2013)

Ms. Giannoni-Crystal provides thoughts on benefits and risks of cloud computing for an American based international law firm. She analyzes the approach of American jurisdictions on cloud computing. She also discusses the implications of privacy laws on a law firm’s adoption of cloud computing. Finally, Ms. Giannoni-Crystal provides some practical tips for an international law […]

Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, “Something’s got to give” – Cloud Computing, as applied to lawyers – Comparative approach US and EU and practical proposals to overcome differences – My presentation at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy) Symposium “Getting around the cloud(s) – Technical and legal issues on Cloud services” (November 30, 2013)

  In my talk I will go ahead analyzing the approach of American will provide some elements to understand benefits and risks of cloud computing from an American lawyer’s perspective. I ethics opinions on cloud computing. Then, I will discuss the different implications of privacy law on cloud computing under an American perspective, as opposed to a […]

Ernest Sasso, E-Mail and Client Confidentiality

[Note: date of publication unclear] From the Article: “Question No. 1: Is it necessary—for either ethics, privilege, or liability purposes—to encrypt communications on the Internet, except for matters so important that any threat of interception must be avoided? Question No. 2: Must lawyers communicate with or about clients on the Internet using only encryption software? […]

Sara Rittman, E-Mail Communications With Clients And E-Mail Disclaimers

Missouri Supreme Court Advisory Committee & Legal Ethics Counsel NOTE: date of publication unclear   From the Article: “An attorney should consult with a client before communicating with the client by unencrypted e-mail. It is not necessary to obtain express consent but it is necessary to consult with the client about the risks of communicating […]