The Cloud And Ethical Considerations For Lawyers

Law360, New York (June 27, 2016, 4:21 PM EDT) -- There is an ongoing effort in Congress to amend the Electronic Communications Privacy Act — a law enacted in 1986 — in order to modernize how law enforcement and some government administrative agencies obtain access to digital communications. If successful, this would affect many criminal and civil matters, since more of our interactions have become electronic during the past 30 years.

While ECPA reform may not appear to directly affect whether law firms utilize more digital technologies, the uncertainty regarding the legal protections afforded these communications, combined...
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