Should your law firm condone the use of Dropbox?
As a lawyer, you have a professional obligation to your clients to keep their information confidential. As cloud computing becomes more prevalent, it’s important to consider the ethical risks associated with storing and sharing your client’s information with other service providers…specially those that my not be held to the same privacy standards.
The ethics of using Dropbox in a law firm setting are formalized in an array of ethics opinions, bar association rules, and laws. Whether or not you may use it comes down to where you practice, what you practice, your financial partners, and legal precedent. Learn how specific opinions, rules, and laws may affect you and whether your law firm should condone the use of Dropbox.
After reading this whitepaper, you’ll understand:
- How Dropbox works
- What Dropbox should not be used for
- State & National Bar Association rulings & opinions that may affect you
- How state & national laws can affect you
- What you should know when using Dropbox from various devices