Analysis

Appleby Data Breach Highlights Law Firms' Unique Risks

Law360, New York (November 9, 2017, 8:31 PM EST) -- The recent leak of a trove of high-profile clients’ investment data from offshore law firm Appleby drives home the legal and ethical pitfalls that arise from lawyers’ failure to protect the records of individuals and businesses expecting the strictest confidentiality, attorneys say.

Less than a week after Bermuda-based Appleby announced that client information had been exposed in a data breach last year, the documents surfaced on Nov. 5 when the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published a cache of 13.4 million records, the so-called Paradise Papers,...
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