Microsoft assistant general counsel Dennis Garcia predicted that “Big Law will be in the cloud within a year.” But reports of a data leak from a popular internet security company CloudFlare may put already tech-phobic lawyers on edge about moving data further into the online space.

CloudFlare, a self-described “web performance and security company,” reported the bug on February 23, explaining that one missed character in a bit of code had pushed bits of random sensitive client data, including passwords, web authorization tokens, and private messages to smaller web clients, to be published online. That information may have been cached by search engines and may have been recorded by data scrapers looking to exploit sensitive information.

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