77% of Lawyers Can’t Be Trusted With Confidential Client Data

Surprised? Here’s the thing: all lawyers have an ethical obligation to employ security measures when sharing information and data with their clients. Yet LexisNexis recently learned from a survey it conducted on what tools lawyers and legal professionals are using to protect their clients’ privileged information that  77% of the lawyers did not have adequate security for their confidential client data.

How important is encryption and what can lawyers do to change the way they share data?

On this episode of Digital DetectivesSharon Nelson and John Simek interview Bob Ambrogi, a lawyer and journalist who recently wrote about the LexisNexis survey. Ambrogi explains that an overall lack of information, ignored ethics rulings, lack of time, and assumed difficulty are the reasons lawyers often refuse to learn how to safely share data. He encourages lawyers, especially the ones in small or solo firms, to seek out a consultant to learn about the relatively easy encryption tools and techniques. After all, no lawyer wants to be a part of the 77%.

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