Most state bars have released ethics opinions on cloud computing for lawyers. These opinions make clear that lawyers can use cloud computing to transmit or store confidential client information, so long as they do the appropriate due diligence. Across almost all the jurisdictions that have published ethical guidance, the consensus is that a lawyer must choose a vendor that can be reasonably relied upon to keep client information confidential. This requires the lawyer to evaluate the nature of the technology, available security precautions, and limitations on third-party access.
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