ABA Group Floats Tougher Data Security Rule For Attys

Law360, New York (May 14, 2012, 3:59 PM EDT) -- An American Bar Association commission has proposed expanding established data security standards to the legal sector by amending an ethics rule to require lawyers to take reasonable steps to safeguard client information.

Citing the increased importance of data security in the face of rapid technological developments, the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 last week floated an amendment to existing rules that would require lawyers to make "reasonable efforts" to prevent the inadvertent or unauthorized disclosure of, or unauthorized access to, information relating to the representation of...
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