Technology: Ensuring confidentiality and competence in the use of cloud services

Lawyers have an ethical duty when handling particularly sensitive client information in the cloud

Are you a lawyer that is using popular cloud services for business-related email, document storage or collaboration? Have you read the terms of service? Do you have enough knowledge about the cloud services provider (CSP) and the cloud services to use them competently and assess associated risks? Do you know whether you have a reasonable expectation of privacy to your data in the cloud? If your answer to any of these questions was “no,” you may be missing important business, security and ethical issues related to your use of cloud services.

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Janet A. Stiven

Janet A. Stiven is the vice president & general counsel of The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago.

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