NSA Spying Leaves Law Firms Vulnerable To Litigation

Law360, New York (February 20, 2014, 8:45 PM EST) -- A recent report that the National Security Agency spied on Mayer Brown LLP has stoked fears that client communications and data at a host of law firms may be vulnerable to prying eyes, leaving attorneys susceptible to lawsuits claiming they failed to take reasonable steps to protect sensitive information.

Although the government's surveillance tactics have faced intense scrutiny since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden began leaking classified documents in June, the issue hit close to home for attorneys on Saturday, when The New York Times reported...
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