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Send Document, Get Breached? Tightening Security in Document Exchanges

Exchanging documents with clients and outside counsel used to be a fairly mundane, straightforward endeavor. Attach the document to an email and send it off. Or, to deliver a large volume of documents or documents of a very large size, just burn a CD or thumb drive and send it via overnight delivery. However, what used to be a simple process is now fraught with complexity and potentially serious consequences for you and your firm. Data privacy regulations with severe penalties for breach of confidential client data have upped the ante—plus, there's the very real threat to law firms of cyber-attacks targeting individual attorneys within the firm. ...

Originally published September 18, 2012
Last updated May 11, 2018
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