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Massachusetts weighs in on ethics of cloud computing

Using a cloud computing service does not violate a lawyer’s professional obligations, as long as attorneys undertake reasonable efforts to ensure that the provider’s terms of use and data privacy policies are compatible with the state’s ethical rules, according to ...

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ABA panel: Lawyers must warn clients about e-mail risks

Lawyers have a duty to warn whenever a client’s use of e-mail poses the risk of disclosure of confidential information to employers or other third parties, according to an American Bar Association ethics committee. The problem is acute for employment lawyers because the privacy protections afforded by employee email vary by jurisdiction.

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