Yet Another Inexcusable Breach of Client Confidentiality Reported As Chinese Hack Law Firms
Lawyers have an ethical duty to secure all electronic communications and documents covered by the attorney-client privilege. In this day and age, that means not merely computer passwords and privacy warnings. Instead, all available means that will not just make stealing this documents inconvenient, but make theft impossible, must be employed.
The admonition to use best practices to prevent loss of attorney-client material is oft repeated, yet again we see public reports that numerous law firms have been hacked and insider trading information stolen by foreign nationals for trading advantages. Read Full USA Today Article.
As a company dedicated to securing confidential communications and documents, RegDOX Solutions provides protected electronic data rooms and encrypted email and messaging communication solutions that enable law firms to protect their client’s secret information, while not just enabling, but enhancing their ability to negotiate and close deals. As William O’Brien, RegDOX’s President and CEO, said in response to this latest incident,
“The time has long passed where law firms can stand by as innocent victims when their computer networks are hacked and confidential communications and documents stolen. Solutions such as those provided by RegDOX are coming to define what it means for lawyers to meet their ethical duty to secure their work product and client communications.”