Electronic Communications

ABA Ethics Opinion Explains Attorney Duty to Protect Electronic Communications with Clients

October 25, 2017

In May 2017, the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility released an opinion providing guidelines that practicing attorneys should follow to ensure that communications with their clients are protected, and not subject to cybersecurity breaches. The opinion states that attorneys must make “reasonable efforts” to ensure their client communications are secure. See ABA…

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