Nicole Black has looked into the ethics of cloud computing extensively, both for her ABA book about cloud computingand for purposes of articles that she has written such as this recent one for the ABA’s GPSolo ezine: The Ethics of Cloud Computing for Lawyers. The general standard is that lawyers must take reasonable steps to ensure that confidential client data is secure when stored with a particular vendor.
For more information, thanks to Nicole, take a look at this handy chart from the ABA which summarizes the various decisions from the different jurisdictions on this issue.
- Cloud computing for lawyers – chipping away at risk(nylawblog.typepad.com)
- Knowledge management and the cloud (cognitionlegal.com)
- LawyersUSA Reviews my Book “Cloud Computing for Lawyers”(nylawblog.typepad.com)