The use of technology in a law office or legal department raises many ethical issues concerning how confidential and privileged electronic information must be stored, shared, and protected. These issues are heightened where attorneys and staff work remotely, as the protections that such information may enjoy in the traditional office setting may not exist at the home office or other remote location.

This article provides pointers on maintaining confidentiality and avoiding inadvertent disclosure by ensuring communications and data remain privileged and protecting against breaches and loss.

Ethics Rules