The confidentiality hole
Every day law firms treat client communication with unwitting disdain. Confidential or sensitive material is passed around on email, completely unprotected; law firms might as well commit the contents to open postcards for the world to read.The legal profession has been woefully slow to consider, let alone embrace email encryption, although security measures proliferate in IT environs. The position is reckless, not to say potentially negligent.Recent research has revealed an alarmingly apathetic approach to the whole issue of email encryption. Many firms take the view that, unless clients specifically ask them to tackle the issue, they are not going to bother. Indeed, some have admitted they hope that clients do not ask them to encrypt email because they would have no idea how to do it.
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