It's a little ironic that law firms, whose most critical function might be safeguarding client secrets, could be the worst security link in the chain. Law firms have implemented few security measures in their rush to adopt client-friendly communication and data strategies, according to an article analyzing the ILTA Technology Survey.
Several recent reports show that cloud computing and Software as a Service are increasingly being embraced by law firms and attorneys. According to an article this week, a leading Scottish law firm, Tods Murray, LLP, recently decided to move to a cloud-based document management system.
Many states in the U.S. require attorneys to let clients know if their data has been lost or stolen. That can include emails sent to clients, which often contain potentially damaging confidential information.