In our latest episode of Remotely Ethical, we are joined by special guest --privacy lawyer James Mariani -- to discuss data security and confidentiality issues that law firms are dealing with during the COVID-19 crisis.
In this episode we address:
- What law firms should do to protect confidential information, as lawyers and staff continue to work remotely
- The duty of confidentiality under RPC 1.6 and its applicability to data security practices
- Ensuring that your law firm has the technological capacity to protect client information "in transit" between remote locations
- Implementing law firm policies to encourage lawyers and staff to employ reasonable data security measures
- Training law firm lawyers and staff on acceptable data security practices
- The importance of data encryption
- The importance of using strong, unique passwords across different platforms
- Ensuring that all devices are password protected
- Using strong multi-factor authentication to access remote systems
- Learning to identify and avoid common hacking scams
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"You can't control an employee's home router. If they don't have a password on it, there is no way you're going to be able to get your IT Department to remotely set a password. You need to get your employee to put a good password on their home wifi. The only way to do that is to have an acceptable use policy."