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Ethically Securing & Safeguarding Email, Electronic Communications & Other Data

Expert advice for avoiding technology nightmares

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Data security is your responsibility even if you don’t understand how it works.

Ever since law firms began using computers, there have been concerns about whether attorneys must or should use special security measures, like encryption, to protect confidential and sensitive information. Changes in ethical and procedural rules, including the requirements that lawyers must (1) be technologically competent, and (2) redact court filings, highlight the need for lawyers to be proactive when handling everything from email to smart phones to their office technology.

This program will explore and provide practical tips about attorneys’ duties to safeguard electronic communications, including:

  • Competence and confidentiality in the use of technology
  • Ethical and legal duties for handling electronic data
  • What is encryption, and how and when to use it
  • When, and by what methods, attorneys may attachments containing “information relating to representation of a client”
  • Threats to the security of electronic data and communications
  • An easy to understand explanation of encryption
  • Options for securing electronic data and communications
  • How and when attorneys may use unencrypted email and when they must take special security precautions when required by a client, by rule, by law, or when the nature of the information requires a higher degree of security
  • Practical tips to safeguard confidential and sensitive data

The Agenda

Welcome & Introduction

Safeguarding Confidential Information: Attorney’s Ethical & Legal Obligations

An Overview of the Many Types of Threats to Law Firms and Their Electronic Data

An Easy-To-Understand Introduction to Encryption

Practical Steps: How to Secure Electronic Data and Communications

How and When Attorneys May Use Unencrypted Communications and When They Must Take Special Security Precautions

Co-sponsored by the PBA Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Committee

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download.

Recorded in March 2022.

Practice Areas


Brett Creasy CCE bit-x-bit LLC
Rebecca L. Rakoski Esq. XPAN Law Partners, LLP
David G. Ries Esq. Clark Hill PLC (Pgh)
Daniel J. Siegel Esq. Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC
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