This is the second part in a multipart series exploring technology risks facing in-house counsel and their clients. The first article in this series dealt with steps that in-house counsel can take to keep their data safe while they are on the road. This installment deals with deploying tablet computers in both the legal department of companies and in the enterprise in general. It also suggests some steps that might help to make these tablet computers more secure.
As tablet computers such as the Apple iPad, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and the RIM Playbook start to displace laptop computers as the mobile computing platform of choice for both lawyers and other company employees, in-house counsel must be attuned to the risks associated with using these types of devices and be in a position to counsel their clients on these potential risks and ways to mitigate them.