Encryption: A Guide for Lawyers

Attorneys have an obligation to protect their client’s data from unauthorized access, and there are few methods of protection more effective than encryption. When communicating over the Internet on wired/wireless networks, or on multiple devices, you risk losing valuable information to unwanted guests. Not protecting your data is dangerous, and while encryption sounds complicated, it’s an easy solution that will protect your law practice for years to come.

Get simple overview of encryption, how and where to use it, and review your duty to protect data during Encryption Made Simple: A Guide for Lawyers presented by the ABA Law Practice Management Section (LPM).

Encryption Made Simple: A Guide for Lawyers
Co-Sponsored with ALI-CLE
Friday, November 16, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET

Learning Objectives:

  • A clear, nontechnical explanation of encryption
  • A review of attorneys’ ethical and legal duties to safeguard data
  • Options for encrypting data at rest (on devices like laptops, tablets, smartphones, and USB drives)
  • Protection of data in motion (by e-mail and over the Internet and wired and wireless networks)
  • How you should use encryption to safeguard data in your practice

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