Cloud-computing has become so convenient for lawyers that security has almost become an after-thought.
But the cloud recently rained down a flurry of concern about security and client confidentiality when users of the popular provider Drop Box learned that a security breach allowed access without a password for a period of four hours. When the company revised its security agreement to say that some employees had access, many lawyers began to question the level of security in transmitting and storing client information in the cloud.
Several state bar associations have weighed in with ethics opinions on cloud computing, with most giving lawyers the green light as long as they take reasonable steps to maintain client confidentiality.
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