The Law Society warns UK law firms about cloud computing risks

Guidance about cloud computing from The Law Society is responding to the increasing use of cloud storage and the security risks involved in law firms

The Law Society, a global community that works to support and represent its members, promoting the highest professional standards and the rule of law, has released a practice note on the use of cloud computing in law firms. The Law Society warns that today’s law firms planning to move their IT into the cloud should be aware of the risk of lawful interception by intelligence agencies.

Cloud computing means a third party owns or controls the hardware, and often the software, which you operate via the Internet. Cloud computing technology can improve storage, resilience and flexibility at reduced costs, but the guidance warns that cloud computing also poses risks, in particular, there may be circumstances in which police or intelligence agencies can lawfully obtain access to data.

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