With the recent boom of cloud storage services like Dropbox, attorneys are being asked some tough questions. Cloud storage undeniably provides a cheaper alternative to backing up data on hard drives, or an additional layer of security for data already backed up on hard drives. The cost saving is being lauded by small firms and solo practioners. However, storing data on a cloud requires turning confidential information over to a third-party and its employees. Attorneys are now being forced to consider what client information may safely be stored on a remote, internet-accessible server and whether the firm’s savings come at too high a cost to the client’s right to privacy. For more information see the original article at Lawyer Tech Review.
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