Uber Policy Calls For Refresher On ABA Confidentiality Rules

Law360 (January 7, 2020, 5:53 PM EST) -- For most lawyers, getting work done while traveling is a necessary part of the job. Protecting confidential information while simultaneously navigating the highways, skyways and byways — elbow to elbow with, and often within earshot of, fellow voyagers — requires the highest standard of care. 

A new reason to be careful has emerged. Uber Technologies Inc. recently announced that, for safety reasons, its drivers may audio-record passenger rides as part of the app’s standard terms of service.

Uber’s announcement calls for renewed attention to the American Bar Association's Model Rule 1.6 — which requires that lawyers vigorously protect confidential information of...

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