Is It Time for a Law Firm Cloud Computing Security Standard?

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Extract from article by Casey Sullivan

Cloud computing is becoming increasingly common in the legal world. A recent survey found that 68 percent of corporate legal departments are using cloud-based tools, with 80 percent open to adopting more in the next year. The cloud is becoming increasingly popular among private firms as well, with almost a third of attorneys turning to cloud services for law-related tasks.

But the “cloud” is just a convenient metaphor: your information is really being stored on someone else’s computer, raising security and ethics risks for attorneys. To help mitigate those risks, a legal association is proposing new standards for cloud computing security.