Clients frequently ask attorneys if using the Internet for communicating confidential information will compromise any rights. Many lawyers regard Internet e-mail as a replacement for faxing documents and have erroneously advised clients to freely communicate confidential information over the Internet with as much security and confidence as they do via fax.
Regrettably, the Internet is not as secure an environment for transferring information as faxing. This deficiency may be easily and efficiently remedied if certain steps are taken.
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